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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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 ...
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 ...