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[NPSF-PATIENTSAFETY-L] Report: Nonprofit nursing homes provide better care

In this report for-profit homes were faulted for lower staffing, higher rate of bedsores.

U.S residents would receive about 500,000 more hours of nursing care per day if nonprofit institutions replaced for-profit nursing homes. One of the authors is quoted in the press release as saying:"Our results should raise serious concerns about for-profit care, whether in nursing homes, hospitals, surgi-centers, or other outpatient facilities," Guyatt said. "It is time to base health care policy on evidence, not ideology." Two-thirds of US nursing home residents are in for profit facilities.

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