Most Americans view nursing homes as a home of last resort, and few physicians practice in them. Many of us would prefer to drive by and look away. Yet, the care of nursing home residents is critically important: most Americans will either stay in a nursing home during the course of serious illness or will visit a loved one there. In this issue of JAMA Internal Medicine, Mody et al1 report results that can be used to improve care in all US nursing homes.
Turnipseed EG, Landefeld CS. A Triumph for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Safety Program for Long-term Care: Moving Beyond “Round Up the Usual Suspects”. JAMA Intern Med. 2017;177(8):1163–1164. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2017.1792
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