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Study Suggests Nursing Home Staffing, Quality Are Linked To COVID-19 Cases

  • June 22, 2020

Healthcare Finance News (6/19, Lagasse) reported residents of long-term care facilities “with lower nurse staffing levels, poorer quality scores, and higher concentrations of disadvantaged residents suffer from higher rates of confirmed COVID-19 cases and deaths, finds new research in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.” The finding “highlights that there are disparities in the system whereby low-resource facilities and those with high concentrations of socioeconomically challenged residents experience poorer health outcomes.” These disparities “are only exacerbated by the pandemic.”