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Journal of Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine

TROUBLING REPORT: Many Nursing Home Residents Undergo Unnecessary Transfers To ER

BY DANIEL GAITAN | daniel@lifemattersmedia.org  Nearly half of long-term nursing home residents will undergo at least one transfer to an emergency department this year, regardless of their cognitive status or need. Although a high percentage of long-term nursing home residents are sent to emergency departments, only about a third are admitted to the hospital, according […]

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