Among 795,909 people in 150 studies, only 36.7% had completed an advance directive.
Among the respondents who said their medication costs were a burden, 49% had not talked to their doctors about the issue.
Importance of home health care services are increasing, partly due to shorter hospital stays and complex needs.
There was an increase in mean Medicare costs after discharge that were linked to severity of pre-admission impairment.
Race/ethnicity and poverty are more pronounced as risk factors for DAMA in elderly inpatients.
Elderly LGBTQ individuals are more likely to be depressed and have poor general health than non-LGBTQ seniors.
Most patients were white, older, and college-educated.
Cognitive impairment is an especially worrisome adverse effect in older patients.
Screening rates remain low despite recommendations, researchers say.
The risk of early readmission from post-acute care facility decreases with longer LOS at index hospitalization.
Eleven-factor index predicts mortality with excellent calibration and discrimination.
Increase will be greatest among adults over 70, researchers say.
Acupressure on specific acupoints is linked to significantly improved scores on PSQI and SF-36.
A series of quality improvement interventions can increase the capture of advanced care directives in EMRs.
Computer use, crafting, social activities and video games all seem to improve brain health.
Even patients who quit in their 60s can add years to their lives, researchers find.
The cost of brand-name drugs for chronic conditions rose nearly 130 times faster than the inflation rate.
There was a reduction in ARIs, but an increase in falls, without higher fracture risk, among long-term care residents.
This study shows significant improvements in cognitive function, muscle strength and aerobic capacity with resistance training.