Care of the Nursing Home Patient

Valery A. Portnoi, Morris R. Horning, Leslie S. Libow, Perry Starer

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To the Editor: The Current Concepts article by Drs. Libow and Starer on the care of the nursing home patient (July 13 issue)1 presented a comprehensive, updated, and practical overview of the major problems facing physicians in the nursing home setting. Yet I would have liked the authors to have expanded their discussion of the current evolution of nursing home facilities and the emerging subspecialty of geriatric medicine. As a result of the changes in Medicare policies to require shortened hospital stays for patients with acute medical problems, nursing homes are forced to accept and treat “sicker” patients, who require.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)135-136
Number of pages2
JournalNew England Journal of Medicine
Issue number2
StatePublished - 11 Jan 1990
Externally publishedYes


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