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Research Studies is a monthly compilation of research articles funded by AHRQ or authored by AHRQ researchers and recently published in journals or newsletters.
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Perraillon MC, Brauner DJ, Konetzka RT
Nursing home response to Nursing Home Compare: the provider perspective.
This paper examined the validity of quality ratings of nursing homes with Nursing Home Compare (NHC) and assessed the views of nursing home administrators and staff. There was a conflict found between improving ratings and competing goals of maximizing profits and avoidance of litigation. Since the NHC is self-reported there is controversy on its validity due to self-reporting bias.
Citation: Perraillon MC, Brauner DJ, Konetzka RT . Nursing home response to Nursing Home Compare: the provider perspective. Med Care Res Rev 2019 Aug;76(4):425-43. doi: 10.1177/1077558717725165..
Keywords: Long-Term Care, Nursing Homes, Provider Performance, Quality of Care, Quality Improvement, Value
Abrahamson K, Davila H, Rehkamp N
Is there a business case for nursing home quality improvement?
The objective of this study was to investigate the economic or business perspective surrounding QI participation by exploring nursing home leader perceptions regarding market-based motivations for improvements, or a business case for engaging in a quality improvement project.
Citation: Abrahamson K, Davila H, Rehkamp N . Is there a business case for nursing home quality improvement? Nurs Econ 2016 Sep-Oct;34(5):224-9, 35..
Keywords: Long-Term Care, Nursing Homes, Quality Improvement, Value
Arling PA, Abrahamson K, Miech EJ
Communication and effectiveness in a US nursing home quality-improvement collaborative.
The investigators explored the relationship between changes in resident health outcomes, practitioner communication patterns, and practitioner perceptions of group effectiveness within a quality-improvement collaborative of nursing home clinicians. They found that reductions in fall rates were highest in facilities where respondents experienced the highest levels of communication with collaborative members outside of scheduled meetings. Clinician and practitioner observations were discussed.
Citation: Arling PA, Abrahamson K, Miech EJ . Communication and effectiveness in a US nursing home quality-improvement collaborative. Nurs Health Sci 2014 Sep;16(3):291-7. doi: 10.1111/nhs.12098.
Keywords: Communication, Falls, Nursing Homes, Quality of Care, Prevention, Quality Improvement, Value