Trends in Nursing Home Deficiencies and Complaints

Trends in Nursing Home Deficiencies and Complaints

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Describes the nature and extent of nursing home deficiencies and complaints in 2007 and identifies trends from 2005 to 2007. In each of the past 3 years, over 91% of nursing homes surveyed were cited for deficiencies and a greater percentage of for-profit nursing homes were cited for deficiencies than not-for-profit and government nursing homes. During those same years, the most common deficiency categories cited were quality of care, resident assessment, and quality of life. Additionally, 17% of nursing homes surveyed in 2007 were cited for actual harm or immediate jeopardy deficiencies, and 3.6% were cited for sub-standard quality-of-care deficiencies -- a slight increase since 2005. Charts and tables.... CMS provides guidance on long term care facility survey procedures and protocols through its a€œState Operations Manual. ... Laboratory and radiology services Sources: 42 CFR As 483, subpart B; CMS a€œState Operations Manual, a€ Appendix PP. The severity rating measures the extent of the health and. 3 42 CFR As 488.307(a); CMS, a€œState Operations Manual, a€ Pub. No. 100-07, ch. 7, As 7207B2, p. 34.

Title:Trends in Nursing Home Deficiencies and Complaints
Author:Daniel R. Levinson
Publisher:DIANE Publishing - 2009-11


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