Geographic concentration and correlates of nursing home closures: 1999-2008.

  title={Geographic concentration and correlates of nursing home closures: 1999-2008.},
  author={Z. Y. Feng and Michael L Lepore and Melissa A. Clark and Denise A Tyler and David B Smith and Vincent Mor and Mary L. Fennell},
  journal={Archives of internal medicine},
  volume={171 9},
BACKGROUND While demographic shifts project an increased need for long-term care for an aging population, hundreds of nursing homes close each year. We examine whether nursing home closures are geographically concentrated and related to local community characteristics such as the racial and ethnic population mix and poverty. METHODS National Online Survey Certification and Reporting data were used to document cumulative nursing facility closures over a decade, 1999 through 2008. Census 2000… CONTINUE READING


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