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New Nursing Home Inspect Tool


ProPublica, an independent, non-profit newsroom that produces investigative journalism in the public interest, has unveiled a new interactive tool to search nursing home inspection reports. The site, called Nursing Home Inspect, allows users to search through thousands of recent government inspection reports from around the country, most since the beginning of 2011. Nursing Home Inspect also allows searches by keyword and city, as well as by a home’s name, and allows searches across all the reports at once. Users can search by state or by the severity level of the deficiencies cited. The default search ranks results by the severity level of the problem found. As of August 14, 2012, the underlying database covers nearly 118,000 deficiencies at 14,565 homes. There are more than 15,000 nursing homes in the U.S., and as CMS releases newer inspection reports in the future, we plan to add them.

See Nursing Home Inspect: http://projects.propublica.org/nursing-homes/