|Title||Resident-Level Factors Associated with Hospitalization Rates for Newly Admitted Long-Term Care Residents in Canada: A Retrospective Cohort Study|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||Submitted|
|Authors||McArthur C, Rostami M, Saarela O, Suria MOwais, Feng C, Berg K|
|Journal||Canadian Journal on Aging / La Revue canadienne du vieillissement|
|Keywords||acute care, aging, centres pour personnes agees, hospitalisation, Hospitalization, Long-Term Care, nursing home, Older adults, Personnes agees, soins aigus, soins de longue duree, vieillissement|
Database. We included newly admitted residents with an assessment between January 1 and December 31, 2013 (n = 37,998). Residents who were male, had higher health instability, and had moderate or severe functional impairment had higher rates of hospitalization, whereas residents who had moderate or severe cognitive impairment had decreased rates. The results of our study can be used to identify newly admitted residents who may be at risk for hospitalization, and appropriately target preventative interventions, including rehabilitation, advance care planning, palliative care, and geriatric specialty services.