The hospitalization rate of residents of the Long-Term Care Health Facility is higher than that of the Long-Term Care Health Facility. It became clear in a joint research conducted with the Medical Center.The preventable hospitalization rate was also higher in the long-term care welfare facilities.

 The research group used medical records for the elderly in Kashiwa City, Chiba Prefecture from April 2012 to September 4, and long-term care receipts (medical receipts). We analyzed data from a total of 2013 residents of the facility.

 According to it, the hospitalization rate is 34.5% for the Long-term Care Health Facility and 23.8% for the Long-Term Care Health Facility.The long-term care welfare facility was 10.7 points higher.According to previous studies in the United States, the preventable hospitalization rate defined for 17 diseases such as respiratory infections, urinary tract infections, and heart failure was 16.3% for the Long-Term Care Health Facility, while it was only 9.5% for the Long-Term Care Health Facility. rice field.The research group believes that the improvement of the medical system of the Long-Term Care Health Facility has had an effect.

 In addition, the unpreventable hospitalization rate is 12.2% for the Long-term Care Health Facility and 10.6% for the Long-Term Care Health Facility.The mortality rate after hospitalization is 6.1% for the Long-term Care Health Facility and 3.7% for the Long-Term Care Health Facility, both of which are high in the Long-term Care Health Facility.

 Until now, there was not enough data on the hospitalization rate of long-term care facility residents.The research group hopes that it will be a great opportunity to advance research on long-term care databases at the national level.

Paper information:[Geriatrics and Gerontology International] Potentially avoidable hospitalizations, non-potentially avoidable hospitalizations, and in-hospital deaths among residents of long-term care facilities

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