« Weill Cornell team develops fast-acting anthrax vaccine | Main | Medical errors linked to 20 Minn. deaths »

New Tool Assesses Home Health-Care Programs

SUNDAY, Jan. 16 (HealthDayNews) -- A new tool to assess the quality of home health care for the elderly and people with disabilities has been developed by an international team that includes University of Michigan researchers.

The tool is designed to be used by consumers, government and home-care agencies to improve home care and to provide useful feedback about it.

The assessment is based on 22 indicators that look at processes such as administering flu vaccine, providing physical or occupational therapy, and reviewing patient medication and outcomes. Details about the assessment tool appear in the current issue of The Gerontologist.

Read more...ajc.com Health

TrackBack

TrackBack URL for this entry:
http://blog.lib.umn.edu/cgi-bin/mt-tb.cgi/2656