A Center for Gerontology & Healthcare Research team led by Dr. Vincent Mor examined the nature and degree of hospitals’ efforts to collaborate with skilled nursing centers and associated patient outcomes. They found that collaboration is associated with positive outcomes for people transitioning from hospitals to nursing centers.
Q&I Director Vince Mor and colleagues published a paper in the September 2017 issue of Lancet Respiratory Medicine presenting the results of a cluster-randomized trial of high-dose influenza (flu) vaccine.
The Peterson Center on Healthcare announced a two-year $1.1 million grant for a new Brown University-based initiative designed to increase high-quality, cost-effective care for high-need Medicare patients requiring post-discharge care. The study will identify high-performing hospitals and their exemplary features, with the goal of fostering replication and adoption more broadly.
People with dementia living in nursing homes that implemented the MUSIC & MEMORY program were more likely to cease using antipsychotic and antianxiety drugs and engaged in fewer problematic behaviors, according to the first evaluation of the program.
A team of researchers within Brown and across institutions, led by Rosa Baier, was awarded a five-year "master contract" with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, enabling them to bid on projects related to health care-acquired infection research and implementation.