Prescribing Efficiently in Nursing Homes

J. Randall Curtis, Barry W. Rovner, Lawrence E. Klein, Jerome L. Fine, Jane Lucas-Blaustein, Marshal F. Folstein

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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
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1989

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Applied Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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