Physicial Role in Residential Care

Has the Time Come for Salaried Nursing Home Physicians? (JAMDA subscription required)

Editorial – by Paul R. Katz MD, CMD, Kenneth Scott MD, Jurgis Karuza PhD – Published June 2012 in ​JAMDA, The Journal of Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine. Quality of care in the nursing home (NH) has received great attention over the past 2 decades. The role of the physician in the quality equation, however, has not been well described. Some commentators have gone so far as to argue that physicians have been marginalized owing to the lack of an evidence base demonstrating the impact of physician care on quality measures, including cost.

Physicians Practice Patterns in Nursing Homes (JAMDA subscription required)Article – by Cari Levy, MD, Sing-I T. Palat, MD, and Andrew M Kramer, MD – Published November 2007 in ​JAMDA, The Journal of Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine.

Nursing Home Medical Staff Organization: Correlates With Quality Indicators (JAMDA subscription required)
Article – by Paul R. Katz, MD, Jurgis Karuza, PhD, Julie Lima, PhD, and Oma Intrator,  PhD – Published November 2011 in JAMDA, The Journal of Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine.

Questionnaire study of the association between patient numbers and regular visiting by general practitioners in care homes
Questionnaire/Article – by Gillie Evans, John Grimley Evans, Daniel S. Lasserson – Published January 2012 by Oxford university Press on behalf of the British Geriatrics Society. Background: Regular visiting in care homes enables proactive care. Surveys of managers found variation in medical care yet little is known about factors influencing general practitioners (GPs) visiting patterns. We examined whether practice factors including numbers of registered patients are associated with regular visiting.

Nursing Home Physician Specialists: A response to the Workforce Crisis in Long-Term Care
Article – by Paul R. Kratz, MD; Jurgis Karuza, PhD; Orna Intrator, PhD; and Vincent Mor, PhD – Published March 2009, Annals of internal Medicine.
The Nursing Home Physician Workforce Implications for Care Delivery and Quality
Presentation – By Paul Katz. It outlines; Long term care within the health care continuum, Workforce demographics and impact on quality, defining a new paradigm, future direction.