Nursing home costs and quality of care: Is there a tradeoff?

Academic Article

Abstract

  • Nursing homes are facing increased environmental pressures to improve quality of care. However, this increased emphasis on quality comes at a time when nursing homes are facing revenue constraints as a result of the repeal of the Boren amendment, increased reimbursement based on prospective payment systems and widespread cuts to state Medicaid funding. This represents a strong financial incentive to control costs and there are concerns that these cost-containment measures may lead to a lower quality of care in nursing homes. In this article, the scientific literature on the cost-quality relationship in the nursing home industry is reviewed.
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    Author List

  • Weech-Maldonado R; Mor V; Oluwole A
  • Start Page

  • 99
  • End Page

  • 110
  • Volume

  • 4
  • Issue

  • 1