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Nursing Home Chain Ownership Changes are Linked to Poor Quality of Care

A fascinating research article published in the May issue of Health Affairs reports that nursing homes that are frequently bought and sold by nursing home chains are plagued by low quality. Researchers from several distinguished universities came to this not too surprising conclusion after tracking nursing home transactions, such as mergers and acquisitions, throughout the nation between 1993 and 2010. The analyses and findings are described as the first comprehensive picture of how chain involvement in the nursing home sector has evolved.
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