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Research Studies is a monthly compilation of research articles funded by AHRQ or authored by AHRQ researchers and recently published in journals or newsletters.
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Prvu Bettger J, McCoy L, Smith EE
Contemporary trends and predictors of postacute service use and routine discharge home after stroke.
The authors examined trends in discharge to inpatient rehabilitation facilities, skilled nursing facilities, home with home health, and home without services for patients with ischemic or hemorrhagic stroke at hospitals participating in Get With The Guidelines-Stroke. They found that four in 10 stroke patients are discharged home without postacute care services. They recommended further research to explain the shift in service use by type and its effect on outcomes.
Citation: Prvu Bettger J, McCoy L, Smith EE . Contemporary trends and predictors of postacute service use and routine discharge home after stroke. J Am Heart Assoc 2015 Feb 23;4(2). doi: 10.1161/jaha.114.001038.
Keywords: Critical Care, Hospital Discharge, Home Healthcare, Stroke
Gadzinski AJ, Dimick JB, Ye Z
Transfer rates and use of post-acute care after surgery at critical access vs non-critical access hospitals.
This study evaluated discharge practice patterns and use of post-acute care after surgical admissions at critical access hospitals (CAHs). It found that for each of six common surgical procedures, a greater proportion of patients was transferred to another hospital. However, the proportion of patients at CAHs using post-acute care is equal to or less than that of patients treated in non-CAHs.
Citation: Gadzinski AJ, Dimick JB, Ye Z . Transfer rates and use of post-acute care after surgery at critical access vs non-critical access hospitals. JAMA Surg. 2014 Jul;149(7):671-7. doi: 10.1001/jamasurg.2013.5694..
Keywords: Surgery, Critical Care, Hospital Discharge, Quality of Care