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Old and Sick in AmericaThe Journey through the Health Care System$
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Muriel R. Gillick

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9781469635248

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: May 2018

DOI: 10.5149/northcarolina/9781469635248.001.0001

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Different SNFs, Different Miffs

Different SNFs, Different Miffs

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(p.169) Chapter Ten Different SNFs, Different Miffs
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Old and Sick in America
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Muriel R. Gillick M.D.

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University of North Carolina Press
DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469635248.003.0010

Skilled nursing facilities vary in quality, with for-profit facilities offering, on average, poorer care. Not-for-profit facilities are at the forefront of the culture change movement that promotes patient-centered care. However, substandard care is common in both types of facility, with a recent Office of Inspector General report finding high rates of adverse events, many of them dangerous.

Keywords:   For-profit nursing home, Not-for-profit nursing home, Culture change movement, Adverse events

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