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Keller SC, Gurses AP, Werner N
Older adults and management of medical devices in the home: five requirements for appropriate use.
This study concerns a qualitative evaluation of barriers and facilitators of appropriate use, and outcomes of inappropriate use, among older adults at the transition from hospital to home with skilled home health care (SHHC). Five requirements for the appropriate use of home medical devices were identified. A systems approach integrating the hospital with the SHHC agency is needed to make the use of home medical devices safer.
Citation: Keller SC, Gurses AP, Werner N . Older adults and management of medical devices in the home: five requirements for appropriate use. Popul Health Manag 2017 Aug;20(4):278-86. doi: 10.1089/pop.2016.0070.
Keywords: Elderly, Caregiving, Home Healthcare, Medical Devices, Patient Safety