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Journal Article
Review

Measuring safety in older adult care homes: a scoping review of the international literature.

Rand S, Smith N, Jones K, et al. BMJ Open. 2021;11(3):e043206.

Care home settings, such as nursing homes or residential care homes, present unique challenges to patient safety. This systematic review identified several gaps in the available safety measures used for quality monitoring and improvement in older adult care homes, including patient experience (e.g., quality of life or other resident-reported indicators of safety), psychological harm related to the care home environment, abusive or neglectful practices, and the absence of processes for integrated learning.