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‘It’s A Real Crisis’: Ohio’s Low Nursing Home Ratings Raise Care Concerns

The Cleveland Plan Dealer reports on its review of inspection reports, finding dozens of nursing home deaths involving patient care questions.

Cleveland Plain Dealer: Federal Rating System Is Flawed, Nursing Homes Say: A Critical Choice
The federal government's Nursing Home Compare system is the only way to evaluate nursing homes nationally, but there's a lively debate over whether it's good enough for families to rely on. Critics, including administrators of some of the lowest-rated nursing homes in Northeast Ohio, say the system is flawed. They noted it penalizes homes for problems that may have occurred years ago, and say it punishes facilities that take in the most seriously ill residents. (Caniglia and Corrigan, 3/19)

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