Feeding Tubes for Nursing Home Residents With Advanced Dementia: How to Approach Feeding Tube Decisions
Medicine and Health, Rhode Island 2008 January; 91(1): 33-34
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Hospital Characteristics Associated With Feeding Tube Placement in Nursing Home Residents With Advanced Cognitive Impairment Teno, Joan M.; Mitchell, Susan L.; Gozalo, Pedro L.; Dosa, David; Hsu, Amy; Intrator, Orna; Mor, Vincent (2010-02-10)CONTEXT: Tube-feeding is of questionable benefit for nursing home residents with advanced dementia. Approximately two-thirds of US nursing home residents who are tube fed had their feeding tube inserted during an acute ...
Clinical and Organizational Factors Associated With Feeding Tube Use Among Nursing Home Residents With Advanced Cognitive Impairment Mitchell, Susan L.; Teno, Joan M.; Roy, Jason; Kabumoto, Glen; Mor, Vincent (2003-07-02)CONTEXT: Empiric data and expert opinion suggest that use of feeding tubes is not beneficial for older persons with advanced dementia. Previous research has shown a 10-fold variation in this practice across the United ...