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Journal Article
Commentary

Omissions of care in nursing homes: a uniform definition for research and quality improvement.

Mangrum R, Stewart MD, Gifford DR, et al. J Am Med Dir Assoc. 2020;21(11):1587-1591.e2.

Building upon earlier work, the authors engaged a technical expert panel to reach consensus on a definition for omissions of care in nursing homes. The article details the terms and concepts included in (and excluded from) the proposed definition, provides examples of omissions of care, intended uses (e.g., to guide quality improvement activities or training and education), and describes the implications of the definition for clinical practice, policy, and research.