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The association of nursing home characteristics and quality with adverse events after a hospitalization.

Field TS, Fouayzi H, Crawford S, et al. J Am Med Dir Assoc. 2021;Epub Apr 1.

Transitioning from hospital to nursing home (NH) can be a vulnerable time for patients. This study looked for potential associations between adverse events (AE) for NH residents following hospital discharge and NH facility characteristics (e.g., 5-star quality rating, ownership, bed size). Researchers found few associations with individual quality indicators and no association between the 5-star quality rating or composite quality score. Future research to reduce AEs during transition from hospital to NH should look beyond currently available quality measures.