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Type: Journal article
Title: Associations between cognitive function, hospitalizations and costs in nursing homes: a cross-sectional study
Author: Gnanamanickam, E.S.
Dyer, S.M.
Harrison, S.L.
Liu, E.
Whitehead, C.
Crotty, M.
Citation: Journal of Aging and Social Policy: a journal devoted to aging and social policy, 2020; OnlinePubl:1-16
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Issue Date: 2020
ISSN: 0895-9420
1545-0821
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Emmanuel Sumithran Gnanamanickam, Suzanne Marie Dyer, Stephanie Lucy Harrison, Enwu Liu, Craig Whitehead, Maria Crotty
Abstract: In an Australian nursing home population, associations between cognitive function and 12-month hospitalizations and costs were examined. Participants with dementia had 57% fewer hospitalizations compared to those without dementia, with 41% lower mean hospitalization costs; poorer cognition scores were also associated with fewer hospitalizations. The cost per admission for those with dementia was 33% greater due to longer hospital stays (5.5 days versus 3.1 days for no dementia, p = .05). People with dementia were most frequently hospitalized for fractures. These findings have policy implications for increasing investment in accurate and timely diagnosis of dementia and fall and fracture prevention strategies to further reduce associated hospitalization costs.
Keywords: Dementia
cognitive impairment
costs
hospitalizations
nursing homes
Description: Published online: 30 Jun 2020
Rights: © 2020 Taylor & Francis
DOI: 10.1080/08959420.2020.1777824
Grant ID: http://purl.org/au-research/grants/nhmrc/GNT9100000
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