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Dissemination Activities

Through limited competition, PCORI awarded 25 of the 50 Pilot Projects up to $50,000 to support dissemination and implementation of their activities and findings through the PCORI Pilot Project Learning Network (PPPLN) funding. The deliverables listed below are a result of convenings and conferences supported by this funding, whose efforts align with the PCORI strategic goal of disseminating information and encouraging adoption of PCORI-funded research results.

Period: September 2015 to February 2016
Budget: $49,999


A Guide for Family Members Demanding Hospitalization on

Florida Atlantic University Offers Life's Little Hospitalization Book on 

They Know Me Here: Patients' Perspectives on Their Nursing Home Experience in OJIN


"Go to the Hospital or Stay Here? A Decision Guide for Patients and Families"
American College of Health Care Administrators Annual Convocation (on page 24 of conference booklet)

"Reducing Unnecessary Rehospitalization of NH Residents Using INTERACT: Involving Residents and Families in the Decision"
Miami Area Geriatric Education Center

"Go to the Hospital or Stay Here: A Decision Guide for Patients and Families"
AHCA/NCAL Quality Network 2015 Teleconference and 2016 Quality Summit and at the Maimi National Readmission Prevention Collaborative

"Reducing Unnecessary Hospitilizations"
Vermont Health Care Association

"Reducing Avoidable Hospitilizations of NH residents as a Result of Resident and Family Insistence: Results of a PCORI Project"
Gerontological Society of America's 2015 Annual Scientific Meeting in Orlando

Project Information

Ruth M. Tappen, EdD, RN, FAAN
Florida Atlantic University (FAU)
Involving Nursing Home Residents and Families in Acute Care Transfer Decisions

Key Dates

June 2012
June 2015

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Last updated: March 4, 2022