Post-Hospital Discharge Destination of Older Adults Following a Cardiac Event: A Population Based Study

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/160204
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Presentation
Title:
Post-Hospital Discharge Destination of Older Adults Following a Cardiac Event: A Population Based Study
Abstract:
Post-Hospital Discharge Destination of Older Adults Following a Cardiac Event: A Population Based Study
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2007
Author:Dolansky, Mary, PhD
P.I. Institution Name:Case Western Reserve University
Contact Address:, Brecksville, OH, 44141, USA
Co-Authors:S. Moore, Frances Payne Bolton, School of Nursing, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH and F. Xu and A. Rimm, Department of Epidemiology, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH
Adults over the age of 65 comprise over half of the admissions for a cardiac event and these events often lead to disability. To reduce disability and assist recovery, older adults are discharged to post-acute care (PAC) that includes skilled nursing facilities [SNF], rehabilitation facilities (RF) and home healthcare (HHC). National trends on the discharge destination of older adults following cardiac events are not known and thus the purpose of this study was to identify the discharge destination following hospitalization for a cardiac event and to determine the differences between older adults discharged to home compared to those who are discharged to PAC. Using a population-based, cross-sectional secondary analysis of the 2003 National MedPAR file, the percentages of discharge destinations are reported below. Results showed that approximately half of older adults following CABG, MI and HF are discharged to PAC with the majority of CABG patients discharged to HHC and the majority of MI and HF patients discharged to SNF. Results also indicate that for all cardiac event types older adults discharged to PAC compared to those discharged to home were older, female, and had longer hospital length of stay. Understanding trends in PAC use will assist in the identification of PAC rehabilitation needs for older adults following a cardiac event.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Midwest Nursing Research Society

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titlePost-Hospital Discharge Destination of Older Adults Following a Cardiac Event: A Population Based Studyen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/160204-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Post-Hospital Discharge Destination of Older Adults Following a Cardiac Event: A Population Based Study</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Midwest Nursing Research Society</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2007</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Dolansky, Mary, PhD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Case Western Reserve University</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">, Brecksville, OH, 44141, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">mary.dolansky@case.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">S. Moore, Frances Payne Bolton, School of Nursing, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH and F. Xu and A. Rimm, Department of Epidemiology, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Adults over the age of 65 comprise over half of the admissions for a cardiac event and these events often lead to disability. To reduce disability and assist recovery, older adults are discharged to post-acute care (PAC) that includes skilled nursing facilities [SNF], rehabilitation facilities (RF) and home healthcare (HHC). National trends on the discharge destination of older adults following cardiac events are not known and thus the purpose of this study was to identify the discharge destination following hospitalization for a cardiac event and to determine the differences between older adults discharged to home compared to those who are discharged to PAC. Using a population-based, cross-sectional secondary analysis of the 2003 National MedPAR file, the percentages of discharge destinations are reported below. Results showed that approximately half of older adults following CABG, MI and HF are discharged to PAC with the majority of CABG patients discharged to HHC and the majority of MI and HF patients discharged to SNF. Results also indicate that for all cardiac event types older adults discharged to PAC compared to those discharged to home were older, female, and had longer hospital length of stay. Understanding trends in PAC use will assist in the identification of PAC rehabilitation needs for older adults following a cardiac event.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T22:43:24Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T22:43:24Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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