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Fashaw SA, Thomas KS, McCreedy E
Thirty-year trends in nursing home composition and quality since the passage of the Omnibus Reconciliation Act.
In 1987, the Omnibus Reconciliation Act (OBRA) called for a dramatic overhaul of the nursing home (NH) quality assurance system. This study examined trends in facility, resident, and quality characteristics since passage of that legislation. The investigators indicated that the 30th anniversary of OBRA provided a unique opportunity to reflect, consider lessons learned, and think about the future of this and other sectors of long-term care
Citation: Fashaw SA, Thomas KS, McCreedy E . Thirty-year trends in nursing home composition and quality since the passage of the Omnibus Reconciliation Act. J Am Med Dir Assoc 2020 Feb;21(2):233-39. doi: 10.1016/j.jamda.2019.07.004..
Keywords: Nursing Homes, Quality of Care, Long-Term Care, Policy