Spotlight: Nursing Homes Harm Short-Term Patients

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

“A report released in 2014 by the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the Inspector General found that 22 percent of Medicare patients who stayed in a nursing facility for 35 days or less experienced harm as a result of their medical care. … These nursing homes were not built for this purpose,’ said Dr. Arif Nazir … at Indiana University who studies geriatrics.  He said many patients leave hospitals with acute medical needs, before infections have been fully treated, or as they adjust to new medications.”

Source: The New York Times

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