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Emergency department visits and hospitalizations by tube-fed nursing home residents with varying degrees of cognitive impairment: A national study

  • Author(s): Lee, Sei
  • Govindarajan, Prasanthi
  • Stephens, Caroline
  • Stephens, CE
  • Sackett, N
  • Lee, SJ
  • et al.

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Background: Numerous studies indicate that the use of feeding tubes (FT) in persons with advanced cognitive impairment (CI) does not improve clinical outcomes or survival, and results in higher rates of hospitalization and emergency department (ED) visits.

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