How does the nursing structure of a nursing home facility differ from that of a general acute care hospital? Why? Are these differences necessary?© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com March 4, 2021, 6:54 pm ad1c9bdddf
You have asked about the difference in the nursing structure between LTC (Nursing homes) and Acute Care Hospitals.
"Care provided in acute care hospitals generally involved a more interventionist medical approach and greater use of professional nurses (at a significantly higher cost) but without any overall difference in the quality of care. A study done of LTC homes and acute care hospitals in Quebec Canada found that acute care hospitals use a higher percentage of hours from professional nurses ...
This solution explains how the structure of a nursing home facility differs from that of a general acute care hospital. It also explains why these differences exist and whether or not these differences are necessary.