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Nurses Improving Care to Health System Elders (NICHE): implementation of best practice models.

The John A. Hartford Foundation Institute for Geriatric Nursing, Steinhardt School of Education, Division of Nursing, New York University, 246 Greene Street, New York, NY 10003-6677, USA.
JONA The Journal of Nursing Administration (Impact Factor: 1.37). 11/2004; 34(10):451-7. DOI: 10.1097/00005110-200410000-00005
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ABSTRACT Nurses Improving Care to Health System Elders (NICHE) is a comprehensive program that hospitals use to foster system-wide improvements in the care of older patients. The authors report on a survey of 103 NICHE hospitals to determine perceptions of the NICHE program, the adoption of NICHE models and protocols, and the educational outcomes, policy changes, and benchmarks related to care of older patients established by the participating NICHE hospitals.

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