Dynamics and clinical implications of the nursing home-hospital interface.


Journal Article (Review)

Nursing homes and hospitals are dynamically interrelated, and there is much that the clinician can do to optimize patient transitions between institutions. This article approaches this topic in three sections: epidemiology of movement between hospitals and nursing homes, impacts of policy changes and financial incentives on patient transfers, and clinical strategies to reduce unnecessary hospitalizations of nursing home patients.

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Cited Authors

  • Rubenstein, LZ; Ouslander, JG; Wieland, D

Published Date

  • August 1988

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 4 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 471 - 491

PubMed ID

  • 3044556

Pubmed Central ID

  • 3044556

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1879-8853

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0749-0690

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/s0749-0690(18)30730-4


  • eng