Quality improvement and incontinence in long-term care

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Abstract

In summary, the quality improvement framework provides a practical way for nursing homes to prevent and reduce UI for residents. It provides a means for facilities to identify organizational factors that may be hindering appropriate continence care from being provided to residents. It enables nursing homes to integrate evidence-based UI practices and monitor the consistent application of those practices by staff. The regular collection and analysis of data related to UI is essential for identifying problems, seeking accurate solutions, providing staff with feedback regarding their performance, and evaluating the overall quality of continence care provided to residents.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)539-551
Number of pages13
JournalClinics in Geriatric Medicine
Volume20
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1 2004

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