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Title
Inspection of care: findings from an innovative demonstration.
First Author
Morris, John N
Date of Pub
1989 Winter
Pages
57-63
Volume
11
Issue
2
Other Authors
Dreyer, Paul; Sherwood, Clarence C
Abstract
In this article, information is presented concerning the efficacy of a sample-based approach to completing inspection of care reviews of Medicaid-supported nursing home residents. Massachusetts nursing homes were randomly assigned to full (the control group) or sample (the experimental group) review conditions. The primary research focus was to determine whether the proportion of facilities found to be deficient (based on quality of care and level of care criteria) in the experimental sample was comparable to the proportion in the control sample. The findings supported such a hypothesis: Deficient facilities appear to be equally identifiable using the random or full-sampling protocols, and the process can be completed with a considerable savings of surveyor time.
Abstract Continued
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MeSH
Certification : Comparative Study : Concurrent Review/methods : Data Collection : Evaluation Studies : Intermediate Care Facilities/standards : Massachusetts : Medicaid/standards : Nursing Homes/standards : Pilot Projects : Quality of Health Care/statistics & numerical data : Random Allocation : Sampling Studies : Skilled Nursing Facilities/standards : United States
NTIS Number
PB90-204629