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Topic: Nursing homes

Brant E. Fries Brant E. Fries, PhD

Professor of Health Management and Policy
Phone: (734) 936-2107 E-mail: bfries@umich.edu
Faculty Profile

  • Helped develop Resident Assessment Instrument (RAI), federally mandated evaluation of nursing home residents, providing information on approximately 4.8 million residents per year.
  • Analyzed preliminary RAI data, finding that physical and chemical restraints increase cost of care and decrease quality of care.
  • Helped develop assessment systems for home care, palliative care, post-acute care, and mental health that coordinate with the RAI. Helped develop international version of all assessment instruments and is working with multiple governments around
  • Received contracts from the State of Michigan to study Michigan's nursing home and home care populations and from the State of Louisiana to help assure that disabled elders are cared for in the least restrictive setting.

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Brant E. FriesBrant E. Fries, PhD

Professor in Health Management and Policy
Phone: (734) 936-2107 E-mail: bfries@umich.edu

  • Helped develop Resident Assessment Instrument (RAI), federally mandated evaluation of nursing home residents, providing information on approximately 4.8 million residents per year.     MORE

Richard HirthRichard Hirth, Ph.D.

Professor and Chair in Health Management and Policy
Phone: 734-936-1306 E-mail: rhirth@umich.edu

  • Research interests include the role of not-for-profit providers in health care markets, health insurance, the relationship between managed care and the adoption and utilization of medical technologies, long-term care, and the economics of end-stage renal disease care.     MORE

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