Cover image for Nursing home statistical yearbook, 1996
Title:
Nursing home statistical yearbook, 1996
Author:
Cowles, C. McKeen.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
Tacoma, Wash. : Cowles Research Group ; [Baltimore, Md.] : Distributed by the Johns Hopkins University Press, [1997]

©1997
Physical Description:
vi, 254 pages : illustrations, maps ; 28 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780801856389
Format :
Book

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Central Library RA997 .C69 1997 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks-Oversize Non-Circ
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Long term care facilities provide care to individuals who cannot care for themselves. Since long-term care is a service industry, it is difficult to define universally accepted standards similar to those used by the manufacturing industry. While most consumers can agree on performance standards for an automobile, not everyone agrees on the criteria used to evaluate the quality of health care services. In long-term care, this problem is compounded by the frailty and declining health status of many of the clients served. Nursing Home Statistical Yearbook is an annual compendium of statistics on the nursing home industry, drawing on data from the Health Care Financing Administration (the governmental agency that administers Medicare and Medicaid). Following brief introductory essays, the book consists of extensive data tables providing detailed information on America's nursing homes and their residents. Because the data are based on a newly revised and more extensive survey process, much of what is presented has never before been available. The data are organized by state and, in some instances, smaller market areas.


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