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Simmons-Ritchie D. Penn Live. November 15, 2018.
Nursing home patients are vulnerable to preventable harm due to poor safety culture, insufficient staffing levels, lack of regulation enforcement, and misaligned financial incentives. This news investigation reports on how poor practices resulted in resident harm in Pennsylvania nursing homes and discusses strategies for improvement, such as enhancing investigation processes.
Rau J. Kaiser Health News. December 3, 2018.
Legislation/Regulation > Pennsylvania Legislation
General Assembly of Pennsylvania. SB968 (2007).
This bill requires that Pennsylvania hospitals and nursing homes implement an internal infection control plan and report hospital-acquired infections.
Bailey B, Sevrens Lyons J. The Mercury News. November 27, 2005.
This article reports on several errors that occurred at hospitals in California and discusses the state's regulatory system.
Journal Article > Study
Evaluation of nationally mandated drug use reviews to improve patient safety in nursing homes: a natural experiment.
Briesacher B, Limcangco R, Simoni-Wastila L, Doshi J, Gurwitz J. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2005;53:991-996.
This study explored the effect of a Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services policy on inappropriate medication use in nursing homes. The authors conclude that the effect of nationally mandated drug reviews is unclear and suggest that more effective safeguards are needed.