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Table 2 Focus of care home papers reviewed

From: Effective health care for older people living and dying in care homes: a realist review

Research focus of papers reviewed with one or more outcomes of interest (medication use; use of out-of-hours services; hospital admissions including emergency department attendances; length of hospital stay; and user satisfaction) References
Medication management [3133, 39, 8490]
End of life care [49, 55, 56, 62, 9094]
Resident health promotion (e.g. nutrition, flu prevention, tissue viability, oral health, functional improvement, dementia care, falls prevention) [4850, 53, 58, 60, 61, 74, 9598]
Management of depression and related interventions [36, 39, 45, 46, 60, 61, 85, 99101]
Pay for performance/audit [28, 30, 101, 102]
Interventions to promote health service use, integration of health and social care services in care homes including specialist roles and reduce use of secondary care [11, 13, 27, 38, 65, 70, 102106]