Over four months ago, Elizabeth Carter and Leigh Purvis, researchers at AARP’s Pubic Policy Institute, released a study taking a look at the appropriate use and cost of the long-term prescribing dementia drugs.  They concluded by urging health care providers to “regularly assess patients and their drug regimens to ensure these regimens remain appropriate reflecting…

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A ten-year analysis of U.S. nursing facility data finds that breast cancer surgery is associated with high rates of death and hospital readmission, along with loss of functional independence, for frail nursing home residents. According to the Aug. 29, 2018 article appearing, in JAMA Surgery, University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) researchers found that 58 percent of…

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