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.