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Designing a Report Card for Nursing Facilities: What Information Is Needed and Why

Harrington, C., O'Meara, J., Kitchener, Martin James, Simon, L. P. and Schnelle, J. F. 2003. Designing a Report Card for Nursing Facilities: What Information Is Needed and Why. Gerontologist 43 (S2) , pp. 47-57. 10.1093/geront/43.suppl_2.47

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Abstract

Purpose:This article presents a rationale and conceptual framework for making comprehensive consumer information about nursing facilities available. Such information can meet the needs of various stakeholder groups, including consumers, family/friends, health professionals, providers, advocates, ombudsman, payers, and policy makers.Design and Methods:The rationale and framework are based on a research literature review of key quality indicators for nursing facilities.Results:The findings show six key areas for information: (a) facility characteristics and ownership; (b) resident characteristics; (c) staffing indicators; (d) clinical quality indicators; (e) deficiencies, complaints, and enforcement actions; and (f) financial indicators. This information can assist in selecting, monitoring, and contracting with nursing facilities.Implications:Model information systems can be designed using existing public information, but the information needs to be enhanced with improved data.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Business (Including Economics)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
R Medicine > RT Nursing
Publisher: Gerontological Society of America
ISSN: 0016-9013
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 04:27
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/39293

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