As Nursing Homes Evict Patients, States Question Motives

As Nursing Homes Evict Patients, States Question Motives
May 26, 2017
http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2017/05/26/529915765/states-try-to-keep-nursing-homes-from-kicking-out-less-lucrative-patients

Maryland is now suing NMS for Medicaid fraud. The suit alleges that the company charged the state for services it didn’t deliver, specifically for discharge planning. Nursing homes are supposed to make sure a resident has a safe place to go. But Frosh says that NMS sent residents with complex medical needs to homeless shelters or to unlicensed board-and-care facilities.

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Cancer patients’s survival time & insurance status

Influence of insurance status on survival of adults with glioblastoma multiforme: A population-based study
Xiaoming Rong MD, et al.
Cancer. 8 August 2016
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/cncr.30160/full

Insurance status and disparities in disease presentation, treatment, and outcomes for men with germ cell tumors
Sarah C. Markt ScD, et al.
Cancer. 8 August 2016
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/cncr.30159/full

One of the most stressful professions

Nurses Say Stress Interferes With Caring For Their Patients
April 15, 2016
http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2016/04/15/474200707/nurses-say-stress-interferes-with-caring-for-their-patients

a 2007 study in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine found that 24 percent of ICU nurses and 14 percent of general nurses tested positive for symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder.

Nursing has long been considered one of the most stressful professions, according to a review of research by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in 2012. Nurses and researchers say it comes down to organizational problems in hospitals worldwide. That includes cuts in staffing …

Alleviating Job Stress in Nurses
Rashaun Roberts, PhD; Paula L. Grubb, PhD; James W. Grosch, MBA, PhD
June 25, 2012
http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/765974

Levels of Evidence

What are the levels of evidence?
http://www.cebma.org/frequently-asked-questions/what-are-the-levels-of-evidence
CEBMa center for Evidence-Based Management

Levels of Evidence for Primary Research Questions
North American Sports Medicine Institute & Advances in Clinical Education
September 2011
http://rehabeducation.com/go/levels-of-evidence
Therapeutic studies. Prognostic studies. Diagnostic studies. Economic and Decision Analyses.

Levels of Evidence
http://www.sbimc.org/2001/fall/Ramaekers/sld013.htm

A classification for the levels of evidence used for therapeutic studies in EBM.
October 2012
http://lifeinthefastlane.com/cicm-saq-2012-1-q17