How Do Long-Term Care Workers Spend Their Time? Answers from the American Time-Use Survey

As the aging population and the demand for long-term care services increases, more information will be needed about what factors contribute to stress, burnout, and retention of long-term care (LTC) workers. This report describes a study that utilized data from the American Time Use Survey from 2003-2014 to compare how LTC workers and other health…

Racial Disparities in Financial Security, Work and Leisure Activities, and Quality of Life Among the Direct Care Workforce

Personal care, home health, and nursing aides provide the majority of care to chronically ill and disabled older adults. This workforce faces challenging working conditions, resulting in high turnover and workforce instability that affect the quality of care for older adults. This study adds to the literature by examining racial and ethnic disparities in well-being…

A Comparison of Opioid Prescribing Patterns by Dentists in New York and Oregon, 2014-2016

Dentists are 1 of the top 5 opioid analgesic prescribers among health care professionals in the US. However, most of these prescriptions remain unused after dental surgery, with upwards of 100 million opioid analgesic pills estimated to be left unused. This report describes dentists’ opioid prescribing patterns for Medicaid beneficiaries in 2 very different states—Oregon…

A Longitudinal Cohort Study of Opioid Prescriptions Associated with Non-Surgical Dental Visits Among Oregon and New York State Medicaid Beneficiaries (2014-2016)

Studies estimate that approximately one-third of all opioid prescriptions (Rxs) from dentists are associated with nonsurgical dental procedures, which suggests unwarranted opioid use. This article discusses a study of adult Medicaid beneficiaries using administrative claims data from New York (NY) and Oregon (OR) (2014-2016) to examine opioid Rxs associated with nonsurgical dental visits.ArrayArticle Arrayhttps://jada.ada.org/article/S0002-8177(21)00705-4/fulltextFebruary 9,…

Prescribing Patterns in Nursing Home Residents Living With Dementia by Specialty and Provider Type

Treating the complex issues of people living with dementia is difficult because behavioral symptoms often occur in combination with pain symptoms. In addition,  increasing cognitive impairment and communication challenges exist as dementia severity progresses. Little is known about either the contributions of different clinical specialties in prescribing medications for this population or prescribing patterns by…

Rural-Urban Prescribing Patterns by Primary Care and Behavioral Health Providers in Older Adults With Serious Mental Illness

Aging adults with serious mental issues (SMI), including bipolar disease, depression, and schizophrenia, often have multiple chronic conditions and high rates of comorbidities. One of the major issues for older adults with SMI is the widespread shortage of behavioral health specialists (BHSs) which has created a lack of mental health services in the US. This…

Rural-Urban Prescribing Patterns by Primary Care and Behavioral Health Providers in Older Adults With Serious Mental Illness

Aging adults with serious mental issues (SMI), including bipolar disease, depression, and schizophrenia, often have multiple chronic conditions and high rates of comorbidities. One of the major issues for older adults with SMI is the widespread shortage of behavioral health specialists (BHSs) which has created a lack of mental health services in the US. This…

Prescribing Patterns in Nursing Home Residents Living With Dementia by Specialty and Provider Type

Treating the complex issues of people living with dementia is difficult because behavioral symptoms often occur in combination with pain symptoms. In addition,  increasing cognitive impairment and communication challenges exist as dementia severity progresses. Little is known about either the contributions of different clinical specialties in prescribing medications for this population or prescribing patterns by…

A Longitudinal Cohort Study of Opioid Prescriptions Associated with Non-Surgical Dental Visits Among Oregon and New York State Medicaid Beneficiaries (2014-2016)

Studies estimate that approximately one-third of all opioid prescriptions (Rxs) from dentists are associated with nonsurgical dental procedures, which suggests unwarranted opioid use. This article discusses a study of adult Medicaid beneficiaries using administrative claims data from New York (NY) and Oregon (OR) (2014-2016) to examine opioid Rxs associated with nonsurgical dental visits.

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