An international survey of nursing homes

Debbie Tolson, Yves Rolland, Paul R Katz, Jean Woo, John E Morley, Bruno Vellas

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This article reports the results of an exploratory survey of nursing home care in 30 countries. Most countries used either a social or nursing home model, with a physician model being less common. Resident Assessment Instruments were used in only 35% of countries. Physician visits to the nursing home occurred in 37%. All but 2 countries used advanced practice nurses. Medication use was high, with 82% of countries reporting residents taking 6 or more medicines a day.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)459-62
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the American Medical Directors Association
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2013


  • Advanced Practice Nursing
  • Charities
  • Drug Therapy
  • Financing, Government
  • Financing, Personal
  • Humans
  • Insurance, Health, Reimbursement
  • Internationality
  • Models, Organizational
  • Nursing Homes
  • Physician Executives
  • Physicians
  • Surveys and Questionnaires


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