SNF Evacuations Elevate Mortality Rate For Residents, Study Finds

April 18, 2017, Emily Mongan, McKnight's Long-Term Care News - Nursing home residents forced to evacuate due to either man-made or natural disasters may potentially face an increased risk of mortality for months following the evacuation, a recently published review shows.

The review, published last week in JAMDA - The Journal of Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine, analyzed 10 studies of nursing home evacuations published between 2010 and 2015. The Australian research team, based at Monash University, said the dearth of research into the effects of evacuation on residents was “surprising considering the elevated risk of mortality post-evacuation.”

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