In an editorial in the same issue, Joseph Ouslander, M.D., a professor of clinical biomedical science and an associate dean for geriatric programs in the Charles E. Schmidt
College of Science at Florida Atlantic University, and Robert Berenson, M.D., an expert in health care policy associated with the nonpartisan Urban Institute, discussed the clinical and
financial considerations associated with efforts to reduce unnecessary hospitalizations of nursing-home residents. "Enhancing the role of palliative care in nursing homes will . . . help
align decisions about hospitalization with the individual's overall goals of care," they said.