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Initiative to Test a Multidisciplinary Model With Advanced Practice Nurses to Reduce Avoidable Hospitalizations Among Nursing Facility Residents

Rantz, Marilyn J. PhD, RN, FAAN; Alexander, Greg PhD, RN, FAAN; Galambos, Colleen PhD, LCSW, LCSW-C, ACSW; Vogelsmeier, Amy PhD, RN; Popejoy, Lori PhD, APRN, GCNS-BC; Flesner, Marcia PhD, RN; Lueckenotte, Annette MS, RN, GCNS-BC, FNGNA; Crecelius, Charles MD, PhD, CMD; Zwygart-Stauffacher, Mary PhD, RN, GNP/GCNS-BC, FAAN; Koopman, Richelle J. MD, MS

doi: 10.1097/NCQ.0000000000000033
Departments: Innovations in Quality Improvement in Long-Term Care

Sinclair School of Nursing (Drs Rantz, Alexander, Vogelsmeier, Popejoy, Flesner, and Crecelius and Ms Lueckenotte), School of Social Work, College of Human and Environmental Sciences (Dr Galambos), and Curtis W. and Ann H. Long Department of Family and Community Medicine (Dr Koopman), University of Missouri, Columbia; and College of Nursing and Health Sciences, University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire (Dr Zwygart-Stauffacher).

Correspondence: Marilyn J. Rantz, PhD, RN, FAAN, Sinclair School of Nursing, University of Missouri, Columbia, MI 65211 (rantzm@missouri.edu).

This project is supported by grant number 1E1CMS331080 from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) Innovations Center. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of CMS.

The authors declare no conflict of interest.

The purpose of this column is to discuss innovations and quality improvement advancements across the various long-term care settings. This column is coordinated by Marilyn J. Rantz, PhD, RN, FAAN, NHA, rantzm@missouri.edu.

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