Nursing homes eyed – California funder backs study

The California HealthCare Foundation will fund a $2.4 million program to conduct the first comprehensive evaluation of the state’s nursing homes and to disseminate the results to the public. 

The two-year program will be conducted by a coalition of academic and advocacy organizations. A consumer-friendly report will be released to the public in 2002.

“When this project is completed, consumers will be able to access objective, unbiased, easy-to-understand ratings of the quality of care provided by each nursing home in the state,” said Ann Monroe, director of the foundation’s Quality Initiative.

The Quality Initiative seeks to improve the quality of medical care in California through aggressive public reporting and through support of accountability and improvement efforts

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