Medicare Beneficiaries Discharged from Nursing Homes Shortly Return to Emergency Rooms


According to a recent study led by a researcher at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Nursing, beneficiaries of Medicare who are discharged from nursing homes shortly return to the hospital or the emergency room within a month's time.

The study reviewed more than 50,000 Medicare beneficiaries who were treated at skilled nursing facilities in North and South Carolina. The study was published in the January 2014 issue of the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.


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