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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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