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Title
Release of Report - Freedom from Unnecessary Physical Restraints: Two Decades of National Progress
Memo #
09-11
Posting Date
11/07/2008
Fiscal Year
2009
Summary
This report evaluates the efforts to reduce the use of physical restraints after Congressional Passage of the 1987 Nursing Home Reform Act. Because of the hard work of practitioners, providers, advocates, and government agencies, the percentage of nursing home residents physically restrained daily substantially declined from 21.1 percent in 1991 to less than 5.0 percent in 2007.
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