The Amer­i­can Health Care As­so­ci­a­tion an­nounced eight new pri­or­i­ties with spe­cific time­lines to ad­dress nurs­ing homes’ per­for­mance

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on prob­lems such as 30-day read­mis­sion rates, an­tipsy­chotic drug overuse and high rates of staff turnover. Dogged by ac­cu­sa­tions of poor qual­ity, the nurs­ing home in­dus­try has moved to drive im­prove­ments. The fed­eral gov­ern­ment has been strength­en­ing its fo­cus on nurs­ing home safety in the wake of pub­lished re­ports iden­ti­fy­ing fa­cil­i­ties with known qual­ity prob­lems that nev­er­the­less re­ceived high marks un­der the CMS’ five-star rat­ing sys­tem.

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