Assessment of nursing home reporting of major injury falls for quality measurement on Nursing Home Compare.
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Nursing Home Compare publicly available reports on the quality and safety of care provided by nursing homes in the United States. Prior research has found that Nursing Home Compare does not accurately capture patient safety performance. This study compared falls with injury data self-reported by nursing homes against those identified in Medicare claims data and found that falls with injury were substantially underreported by nursing homes, indicating that that the data used by Nursing Home Compare may be inaccurate.