Optimistic Project

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Kathleen Unroe, MD, MHA

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Research Scientist, Regenstrief Institute
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Indiana University School of Medicine
Center Scientist, Indiana University Center for Aging Research
Dr. Unroe is focused on health policy relevant research in long term care, including the use of palliative care and hospice in this setting, transitions of care, quality of medical care in nursing homes, and staffing models in long term care. She is co-PI of the Optimistic model project

 

References:

  1. Unroe KT, Nazir A, Holtz LR et al. The Optimizing Patient Transfers, Impacting Medical Quality, and Improving Symptoms: Transforming Institutional Care approach: preliminary data from the implementation of a Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services nursing facility demonstration project. J Am Geriatr Soc 2015;63:165-169.
  2. Hickman, S. E., Unroe, K. T., Ersek, M. T., Buente, B., Nazir, A., & Sachs, G. A. (2016). An Interim Analysis of an Advance Care Planning Intervention in the Nursing Home Setting. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 64(11), 2385–2392.
  3. Unroe, et. al., “Improving Nursing Facility Care Through an Innovative Payment Demonstration Project: Optimizing Patient Transfers, Impacting Medical Quality, and Improving Symptoms: Transforming Institutional Care Phase 2”, Journal of the American Geriatrics Association, 2018
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