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Are There Racial-Ethnic Disparities in Time to Pressure Ulcer Development and Pressure Ulcer Treatment in Older Adults After Nursing Home Admission?
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PMID:  25260648     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to assess whether there are racial and ethnic disparities in the time to development of a pressure ulcer and number of pressure ulcer treatments in individuals aged 65 and older after nursing home admission.
METHOD: Multi-level predictors of time to a pressure ulcer from three national surveys were analyzed using Cox proportional hazards regression for White Non-Hispanic residents. Using the Peters-Belson method to assess for disparities, estimates from the regression models were applied to American Indians/Alaskan Natives, Asians/Pacific Islanders, Blacks, and Hispanics separately resulting in estimates of expected outcomes as if they were White Non-Hispanic, and were then compared with their observed outcomes.
RESULTS: More Blacks developed pressure ulcers sooner than expected. No disparities in time to a pressure ulcer disadvantaging other racial/ethnic groups were found. There were no disparities in pressure ulcer treatment for any group.
DISCUSSION: Reducing disparities in pressure ulcer development offers a strategy to improve the quality of nursing home care.
Donna Z Bliss; Olga Gurvich; Kay Savik; Lynn E Eberly; Susan Harms; Christine Mueller; Jean F Wyman; Judith Garrard; Beth Virnig
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2014-9-25
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of aging and health     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1552-6887     ISO Abbreviation:  J Aging Health     Publication Date:  2014 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2014-9-27     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  2014-9-28    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8912686     Medline TA:  J Aging Health     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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© The Author(s) 2014.
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