Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Investigations: Over Half of Nursing Homes Cited for Violations

More than 90 percent of nursing homes were cited for violations of federal health and safety standards last year, says this New York Times story on this federal audit. About 17 percent of nursing homes had deficiencies that caused “actual harm or immediate jeopardy” to patients. Problems included infected bedsores, medication mix-ups, poor nutrition and abuse and neglect of patients.

TAGS: investigations, health

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