From 1999 to 2006, the amount of positron emission tomography (PET) tests for elderly cancer patients increased by more than one-third each year, with scans for Medicare patients growing by an annual average of 39.5% to 53.6% (depending on the cancer type), according to a Duke University study.
An important protocol for administrators to target is establishing a safety committee. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recommends such a committee and advises that it should meet at least monthly.
The April 22 SNF Open Door Forum (ODF) was a quick one, with CMS officials only making two announcements before moving to the question and answer portion of the call.
Seizures, epilepsy, and status epilepticus occur with increasing frequency in elderly adults. Learn about the causes and different types of seizures.