This database contains 6 studies, archived under the term: "referral and consultation"
Hospice use and outcomes in nursing home residents with advanced dementia
Objectives: To identify characteristics of nursing home (NH) residents with advanced dementia and their healthcare proxies (HCPs) associated with hospice referral and to examine the association between hospice use and the treatment of pain and dyspnea and unmet needs during the last 7 days of life.; Design: Prospective cohort study.; Setting: Twenty-two Boston-area NHs.; Participants: […]
The impact of TCARE® on service recommendation, use, and caregiver well-being
Purpose Of the Study: Findings are reported from a study that examined the effects of the Tailored Caregiver Assessment and Referral (TCARE®) protocol, a care management process designed to help family caregivers, on care planning and caregiver outcomes.; Design and Methods: A longitudinal, randomized controlled trial was conducted with 97 caregivers enrolled in a demonstration […]