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GAO Report Finds Nursing Homes Were Doing Poor Job Of Preventing Infections Before Pandemic

  • May 22, 2020

The Washington Post (5/21, Cunningham) reports “nursing homes were already doing a poor job of preventing infections, even before the coronavirus pandemic. Now the virus is tearing through many of them.” A new “report finds that nearly half of all nursing homes repeatedly fell short in meeting federal standards to prevent infections between 2013 and 2017.” Over “8 in 10 of the centers didn’t meet all the standards in at least one year during that time frame.” The findings were outlined “in a Government Accountability Office report released” two days ago.