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Prevalence and patterns of potentially avoidable hospitalizations in the US long-term care setting.

Mcandrew RM, Grabowski DC, Dangi A, et al. International journal for quality in health care : journal of the International Society for Quality in Health Care. 2016;28:104-9.

Safety problems are common in nursing homes. This retrospective secondary data analysis found that many hospitalizations from long-term care facilities were potentially avoidable. Despite substantial research in this area, these findings highlight the need for effective interventions in clinical practice.