A nurse-led clinical pathway reduced hospitalizations in nursing home residents with pneumonia

November 2006
ACP Journal Club;Nov/Dec2006, Vol. 145 Issue 3, p81
Academic Journal
The article presents information on a study that was conducted to determine whether a nurse-led clinical pathway is more effective than usual care for reducing hospitalization. Residents in the clinical pathway group had a lower hospitalization rate than did those in the usual care group. Groups did not differ for mortality. In nursing home residents with pneumonia, a nurse-led clinical pathway was more effective than usual care for reducing hospitalization.


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