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Skilled Nursing News: Skilled Nursing Outcomes Don’t Always Improve Along with Star Rating Gains

“Hospitalization rates play into the all-important five-star rating for nursing homes, but a new study finds that the two metrics aren’t necessarily correlated. Improvements in nursing home star ratings were not matched by improvements in potentially preventable hospitalizations, according to a study recently published in The Journal of Health Care Organization, Provision, and Financing. Researchers Kira Ryskina of the University of Pennsylvania, R. Tamara Konetzka of the University of Chicago, and Rachel Werner of the Corporal Michael J. Crescenz VA Medical Center measured the change in association between a nursing home’s rating and the number of potentially preventable hospitalizations per 30 days.” Read more at Skilled Nursing News 

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