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OPTIMISTIC lowers long-stay nursing home residents' avoidable hospitalizations by a third

November 28, 2017

INDIANAPOLIS — The initial phase of OPTIMISTIC, an innovative program developed and implemented by clinician-researchers from the Indiana University Center for Aging Research and partners to decrease avoidable hospitalizations of long-stay nursing facility residents, reduced these events a striking 33 percent, according to an independent evaluation prepared at the request of…

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OPTIMISTIC improves care by avoiding unnecessary hospital stays for nursing home residents

March 7, 2017

INDIANAPOLIS – The OPTIMISTIC model of care, an innovative program developed and implemented by clinician-researchers to prevent unnecessary hospitalizations of long-stay nursing home residents, reduced hospitalizations for diagnoses considered potentially avoidable by nearly 40 percent and total hospitalizations by 25 percent according to a study published in the March issue of the…

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