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J Aging Soc Policy. 2011 Jan;23(1):34-57. doi: 10.1080/08959420.2011.532011.

Nursing home deficiency citations for safety.

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Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15261, USA. castlen@Pitt.edu

Abstract

Deficiency citations for safety violations in U.S. nursing homes from 2000 to 2007 are examined (representing a panel of 119,472 observations). Internal (i.e., operating characteristics of the facility), organizational factors (i.e., characteristics of the facility itself), and external factors (i.e., characteristics outside of the influence of the organization) associated with these deficiency citations are examined. The findings show that nursing homes increasingly receive deficiency citations for resident safety issues. Low staffing levels, poor quality of care, and an unfavorable Medicaid mix (occupancy and reimbursement) are associated with the likelihood of receiving deficiency citations for safety violations. In many cases, this likely influences the quality of life and quality of care of residents.

PMID:
21207305
PMCID:
PMC4878686
DOI:
10.1080/08959420.2011.532011
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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