Low-Quality Nursing Homes Were More Likely Than Other Nursing Homes To Be Bought Or Sold By Chains In 1993-2010.

@article{Grabowski2016LowQualityNH,
  title={Low-Quality Nursing Homes Were More Likely Than Other Nursing Homes To Be Bought Or Sold By Chains In 1993-2010.},
  author={David C. Grabowski and Richard A. Hirth and Orna K. Intrator and Yue Li and J Scott Richardson and David G. Stevenson and Qing Zheng and Jane C Banaszak-Holl},
  journal={Health affairs},
  year={2016},
  volume={35 5},
  pages={907-14}
}
Two defining features of the nursing home industry are the tremendous churn in chain ownership and the perception of low-quality care at many facilities. We examined whether nursing homes that underwent chain-related transactions, such as mergers and acquisitions, experienced a larger number of health deficiency citations than nursing homes that maintained common ownership over the same period. Using facility-level data for the period 1993-2010, we found that those nursing homes that underwent… CONTINUE READING