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Table 4. Texas Nursing Home Quality Reporting System

Residential Care and Assisted Living

Potential advantage scores
Most advantagesFive or more quality indicators suggest potentially superior performance.
More advantagesThree or four quality indicators suggest potentially superior performance.
Some advantagesTwo quality indicators suggest potentially superior performance.
Fewer advantagesOne quality indicator suggests potentially superior performance.
Fewest advantagesNo quality indicator suggests potentially superior performance.
Potential disadvantage scores
Fewest disadvantagesNo more than one quality indicator suggests potential performance problems.
Few disadvantagesTwo or three quality indicators suggest potential performance problems.
Some disadvantagesFour or five quality indicators suggest potential performance problems.
More disadvantagesSix or seven quality indicators suggest potential performance problems.
Most disadvantagesEight or more quality indicators suggest potential performance problems.
Investigation and survey scores
In total complianceNo deficiencies were cited.
In substantial complianceNo cited deficiency resulted in actual resident harm or immediate jeopardy or had more than potential for minimal resident harm.
Not in substantial complianceA cited deficiency had the potential for more than minimal harm but did not cause residents either actual harm or immediate jeopardy and did not constitute substandard quality of care.
Not in substantial compliance and at least one deficiency causing harm or jeopardyA cited deficiency either caused actual harm or constituted immediate jeopardy.
Substandard qualityA cited deficiency in regulations governing quality of care, quality of life, or resident behavior or facility practices with widespread occurrence with more than potential for minimal harm, potential of actual harm, or immediate jeopardy of at least one resident.

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Page last reviewed September 2006
Internet Citation: Table 4. Texas Nursing Home Quality Reporting System: Residential Care and Assisted Living. September 2006. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/final-reports/residentcare/rescaretab4.html