Past investments in long-term care (LTC) research have improved the quality of care and the quality of life for LTC recipients by conceptualizing the goals and measuring the outcomes of care, designing practical assessment tools, testing clinical interventions, and evaluating new service delivery programs and models. To build a balanced portfolio of LTC research that will yield and sustain increased dividends in quality and outcomes will require (1) increasing investment in both basic and applied LTC research to ensure that critical service delivery issues are addressed in a rigorous and timely fashion, (2) fostering better communication between researchers and users to ensure research salience and credibility, and (3) dedicating more resources to identifying and implementing successful methods for translating LTC research into practice.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||42|
|State||Published - 2003|