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Self-reported gaps in care coordination and preventable adverse outcomes among older adults receiving home health care.

Sterling MR, Lau J, Rajan M, et al. Self-reported gaps in care coordination and preventable adverse outcomes among older adults receiving home health care. J Am Geriatr Soc. Epub 2022 Dec 5. 10.1111/jgs.18135

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January 18, 2023
Sterling MR, Lau J, Rajan M, et al. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2022;Epub Dec 5.

Home healthcare is common among older adults, who are often vulnerable to patient safety events due to factors such as medical complexity. This cross-sectional study of 4,296 Medicare patients examined the relationship between receipt of home healthcare services, perceived gaps in care coordination, and preventable adverse outcomes. The researchers found that home healthcare was not associated with self-reported gaps in care coordination, but was associated with increases in self-reported preventable drug-drug interactions (but not ED visits or hospital admissions).

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Sterling MR, Lau J, Rajan M, et al. Self-reported gaps in care coordination and preventable adverse outcomes among older adults receiving home health care. J Am Geriatr Soc. Epub 2022 Dec 5. 10.1111/jgs.18135

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