Journal Article
Review

Omissions of care in nursing home settings: a narrative review.

Ogletree AM, Mangrum R, Harris Y, et al. J Am Med Dir Assoc. 2020;21.
To support the development of a uniform definition of omissions of care in nursing home settings, the authors conducted a thematic analysis of 34 articles describing existing definitions and found broad agreement that delays or failure of care constitutes an omission of care, but differing views on whether to include adverse events in the definition of omissions of care. The authors reviewed an additional 327 articles reporting adverse events attributable to omissions of care, and identified nineteen event types, with the most common being all-cause mortality, falls, and infections.