Tuesday, April 15, 2014

One Third Of Patients Harmed By Their Nursing Homes

A national report on nursing homes was released this week by the Office of the Inspector General of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. In a large sampling of Medicare patients discharged from hospitals to skilled nursing facilities in one year, roughly a third of the patients were harmed by their treatment in the nursing homes, the study found. And most of that harm could have been prevented.

The report can be found here: Nursing Home Report.

A Third Of Nursing Home Patients Harmed By Their Treatment : Shots - Health News : NPR

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