1. The past, present, and future of skilled home health agency care.

    Clinics in geriatric medicine 25(1):1 (2009) PMID 19217489

    This article reviews the past history of home health agency care from its beginnings to the present day, evidence regarding the effect of recent changes in financing on these services, the state of skilled home health care in 2008, and a discussion of future directions. Home health care serves s...
  2. The Past, Present, and Future of Skilled Home Health Agency Care

    Clinics in Geriatric Medicine 25(1):1 (2009)

    This article reviews the past history of home health agency care from its beginnings to the present day, evidence regarding the effect of recent changes in financing on these services, the state of skilled home health care in 2008, and a discussion of future directions. Home health care ser...
  3. Derivation and confirmation of scales measuring medical directors' attitudes about the hospitalization of nursing home residents.

    Journal of Aging and Health 18(6):869 (2006) PMID 17099138

    To derive and confirm scales measuring medical director's attitudes about hospitalization of nursing home residents. The authors surveyed nursing facility medical directors about the necessity of hospitalizing residents for eight clinical conditions and compared the ratings to those obtained fro...
  4. Derivation and confirmation of scales measuring medical directors' attitudes about the hospitalization of nursing home residents.

    Journal of Aging and Health 18(6):869 (2006) PMID 17099138

    To derive and confirm scales measuring medical director's attitudes about hospitalization of nursing home residents. The authors surveyed nursing facility medical directors about the necessity of hospitalizing residents for eight clinical conditions and compared the ratings to those obtained fro...
  5. Nursing home capabilities and decisions to hospitalize: a survey of medical directors and directors of nursing.

    Journal of the American Geriatrics Society 54(3):458 (2006) PMID 16551313

    To obtain information from decision makers about attitudes toward hospitalization and the factors that influence their decisions to hospitalize nursing home residents. Cross-sectional survey. Four hundred forty-eight nursing homes, 76% of which were nonprofit, from 25 states. Medical directors a...
  6. Nursing home capabilities and decisions to hospitalize: a survey of medical directors and directors of nursing.

    Journal of the American Geriatrics Society 54(3):458 (2006) PMID 16551313

    To obtain information from decision makers about attitudes toward hospitalization and the factors that influence their decisions to hospitalize nursing home residents. Cross-sectional survey. Four hundred forty-eight nursing homes, 76% of which were nonprofit, from 25 states. Medical directors a...
  7. Length of stay in home care before and after the 1997 Balanced Budget Act.

    JAMA 289(21):2841 (2003) PMID 12783915

    Prior to 1997, home health agencies (HHAs) were reimbursed on a fee-for-service basis and had incentives to provide more services. The 1997 Balanced Budget Act (BBA) reduced payments for home care services to help control Medicare spending. To examine the length of stay in home care before and a...
  8. Length of stay in home care before and after the 1997 Balanced Budget Act.

    JAMA 289(21):2841 (2003) PMID 12783915

    Prior to 1997, home health agencies (HHAs) were reimbursed on a fee-for-service basis and had incentives to provide more services. The 1997 Balanced Budget Act (BBA) reduced payments for home care services to help control Medicare spending. To examine the length of stay in home care before and a...
  9. A prolonged QRS duration on surface electrocardiogram is a specific indicator of left ventricular dysfunction

    Journal of the American College of Cardiology 32(2):476 (1998)

    Objective. We sought to determine whether a prolonged QRS interval duration is associated with decreased left ventricular (LV) systolic function. Background. The 12-lead electrocardiogram (ECG) is a routine test for suspected cardiac disease. Although several scoring systems have been ...
  10. A prolonged QRS duration on surface electrocardiogram is a specific indicator of left ventricular dysfunction

    Journal of the American College of Cardiology 32(2):476 (1998)

    Objective. We sought to determine whether a prolonged QRS interval duration is associated with decreased left ventricular (LV) systolic function. Background. The 12-lead electrocardiogram (ECG) is a routine test for suspected cardiac disease. Although several scoring systems have been ...
  11. Effect of regeneration and hyperplasia on levels of DNA base oxidation in rat liver

    Cancer Letters 70(1):51 (1993)

    Elevations of oxidatively modified DNA bases have been associated with a variety of carcinogens and tumor promoters, and implicated in causation of cancer. Since carcinogen exposure can induction of cell proliferation and levels of DNA base oxidation was examined. Cell proliferation was ind...