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This Week at LDI

April 16, 2018

Nursing Education Level and Postsurgical Outcomes

In a new study, Elizabeth White and colleagues find that having better-educated nurses in a hospital improves the likelihood of good outcomes for surgical patients age 65 and older, with an even greater effect for individuals with dementia.

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LDI Insight

March 19, 2018

In the Journal of Health Economics, Rachel Werner and colleagues find that hospitals that integrate with skilled nursing facilities see an increase in Medicare payments, and a reduction in rehospitalization rates.

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