Study Finds Not-for-profit Nursing Homes Provide Better Care than For-profits

A recent study published in the British Medical Journal has found that nonprofit nursing homes provide better care than their for-profit counterparts. The research article, entitled “Quality of Care in For-profit and Not-for-profit Nursing Homes: Systematic Review and Meta-analysis,” reviewed more than 8,800 0 previous studies and found that, on average, nonprofit nursing homes deliver higher quality of care. Quality was defined by four commonly used variables that indicate quality: staff training, lower pressure ulcer prevalence, lower physical restraint prevalence, and fewer deficiencies on government surveys. Dr. Gordon H. Huyatt, a professor at McMaster University and one of the study’s co-authors stated that, “The results are unequivocal and completely consistent with other studies comparing for-profit versus nonprofit care.” Read more by visiting the British Medical Journal.

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2 responses to “Study Finds Not-for-profit Nursing Homes Provide Better Care than For-profits

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  2. kayesandwichink

    Wow! Very interesting article. I popped over from the Boomers & Seniors: News You Can Use and really appreciate the info. Thank you

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