Quality of care in teaching nursing homes: findings and implications.
Shaughnessy, Peter W
Date of Pub
Hittle, David F; Kramer, Andrew M; Steiner, John F
This article explores policy implications and selected methodological topics relating to long-term care (LTC) quality. We
first discuss the Teaching Nursing Home Program (TNHP), in which quality of care in teaching nursing homes (TNHs) was found
to be superior to the quality of care in comparison nursing homes (CNHs). A combination of outcome and process/structural
measures was used to evaluate the effects of care and underlying reasons for superior TNH outcomes. Second, we explore policy
and analytic ramifications. Conceptual, methodological, and applied issues in measuring and improving the quality of LTC are
discussed in the context of TNH research and related research in home care.
Comparative Study : Education, Nursing/organization & administration : Evaluation Studies : Health Services Research : Hospitalization/statistics
& numerical data : Long-Term Care/standards : Nursing Homes/standards : Organizational Affiliation : Outcome Assessment (Health
Care)/statistics & numerical data : Prospective Studies : Quality of Health Care/statistics & numerical data : Schools, Nursing
: Support, Non-U.S. Gov't : Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S. : United States