Prescribing efficiently in nursing homes

J. R. Curtis, B. W. Rovner, L. E. Klein, J. L. Fine, J. Lucas-Blaustein, Marshal F. Folstein

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Abstract

Giving medications in nursing homes is time consuming and expensive. The orders for medications in a community nursing home were examined to determine if nursing time could be saved by consolidating the administration of medications. Nineteen percent of the medication administration visits could be eliminated by this method according to the independent judgments of two physicians. This could save up to $19,000 in nursing time per year, and the time could be redirected to other nursing activities that could improve the quality of care in nursing homes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)198-202
Number of pages5
JournalPsychosomatics
Volume30
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1989

Fingerprint

Nursing Homes
Nursing
Quality of Health Care
Physicians
Medication

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Psychology(all)

Cite this

Curtis, J. R., Rovner, B. W., Klein, L. E., Fine, J. L., Lucas-Blaustein, J., & Folstein, M. F. (1989). Prescribing efficiently in nursing homes. Psychosomatics, 30(2), 198-202.

Prescribing efficiently in nursing homes. / Curtis, J. R.; Rovner, B. W.; Klein, L. E.; Fine, J. L.; Lucas-Blaustein, J.; Folstein, Marshal F.

In: Psychosomatics, Vol. 30, No. 2, 1989, p. 198-202.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Curtis, JR, Rovner, BW, Klein, LE, Fine, JL, Lucas-Blaustein, J & Folstein, MF 1989, 'Prescribing efficiently in nursing homes', Psychosomatics, vol. 30, no. 2, pp. 198-202.
Curtis JR, Rovner BW, Klein LE, Fine JL, Lucas-Blaustein J, Folstein MF. Prescribing efficiently in nursing homes. Psychosomatics. 1989;30(2):198-202.
Curtis, J. R. ; Rovner, B. W. ; Klein, L. E. ; Fine, J. L. ; Lucas-Blaustein, J. ; Folstein, Marshal F. / Prescribing efficiently in nursing homes. In: Psychosomatics. 1989 ; Vol. 30, No. 2. pp. 198-202.
@article{e03e361cadb64d84a2ab620c58d77c7d,
title = "Prescribing efficiently in nursing homes",
abstract = "Giving medications in nursing homes is time consuming and expensive. The orders for medications in a community nursing home were examined to determine if nursing time could be saved by consolidating the administration of medications. Nineteen percent of the medication administration visits could be eliminated by this method according to the independent judgments of two physicians. This could save up to $19,000 in nursing time per year, and the time could be redirected to other nursing activities that could improve the quality of care in nursing homes.",
author = "Curtis, {J. R.} and Rovner, {B. W.} and Klein, {L. E.} and Fine, {J. L.} and J. Lucas-Blaustein and Folstein, {Marshal F.}",
year = "1989",
language = "English (US)",
volume = "30",
pages = "198--202",
journal = "Psychosomatics",
issn = "0033-3182",
publisher = "American Psychiatric Publishing Inc.",
number = "2",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Prescribing efficiently in nursing homes

AU - Curtis, J. R.

AU - Rovner, B. W.

AU - Klein, L. E.

AU - Fine, J. L.

AU - Lucas-Blaustein, J.

AU - Folstein, Marshal F.

PY - 1989

Y1 - 1989

N2 - Giving medications in nursing homes is time consuming and expensive. The orders for medications in a community nursing home were examined to determine if nursing time could be saved by consolidating the administration of medications. Nineteen percent of the medication administration visits could be eliminated by this method according to the independent judgments of two physicians. This could save up to $19,000 in nursing time per year, and the time could be redirected to other nursing activities that could improve the quality of care in nursing homes.

AB - Giving medications in nursing homes is time consuming and expensive. The orders for medications in a community nursing home were examined to determine if nursing time could be saved by consolidating the administration of medications. Nineteen percent of the medication administration visits could be eliminated by this method according to the independent judgments of two physicians. This could save up to $19,000 in nursing time per year, and the time could be redirected to other nursing activities that could improve the quality of care in nursing homes.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=0024547094&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=0024547094&partnerID=8YFLogxK

M3 - Article

C2 - 2710918

AN - SCOPUS:0024547094

VL - 30

SP - 198

EP - 202

JO - Psychosomatics

JF - Psychosomatics

SN - 0033-3182

IS - 2

ER -