Setting higher standards

Barr, Paul
May 2011
Modern Healthcare;5/2/2011, Vol. 41 Issue 18, p17
Trade Publication
The article examines the revised nursing home quality measure that was endorsed by the National Quality Forum which aims to create a good gauge for nursing home quality in the U.S. in 2011. The new measure conforms to the government's plan to change the minimum data set which would include the residents in the assessment process. According to the article, the new nursing home measures are improved clinically from the previous and use better definitions, both of which could best represent the improving quality of care taking place in nursing homes.


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