Multiple chronic conditions and hospitalizations among recipients of long-term services and supports

December 15, 2016

Author

  • Katherine Abbott

Among older adults receiving long-term services and supports (LTSS), debilitating hospitalizations is a pervasive clinical and research problem. Multiple chronic conditions (MCCs) are prevalent in LTSS recipients. However, the combination of MCCs and diseases associated with hospitalizations of LTSS recipients is unclear. The purpose of this analysis was to determine the association between classes of MCCs in newly enrolled LTSS recipients and the number of hospitalizations over a 1-year period following enrollment. Older LTSS recipients with a combination of MCCs that includes cardiopulmonary conditions have increased risk for hospitalization.

Nursing Research, 65(6), 425-434. doi:10.1097/NNR.0000000000000185

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  • Chronic Illness/ Disability
  • Home and Community Based Services
  • Long-Term Care - Other