Using outcomes to make inferences about nursing home quality.

@article{Spector1998UsingOT,
  title={Using outcomes to make inferences about nursing home quality.},
  author={William D. Spector and Dana B Mukamel},
  journal={Evaluation & the health professions},
  year={1998},
  volume={21 3},
  pages={
          291-315
        }
}
Recent concerns about containing the growth of public expenditures on nursing home care and the development of prospective and casemix reimbursement systems with incentives for cost containment have increased the importance of monitoring quality in nursing homes. The current view is that quality assurance systems should include more outcome measures to improve quality. This article discusses why it is difficult to develop facility-level outcome measures that can be used to evaluate and compare… CONTINUE READING

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