Health Affairs: To Achieve Equitable Quality Of Care In Nursing Homes, Address Key Workforce Challenges

To Achieve Equitable Quality Of Care In Nursing Homes, Address Key Workforce Challenges

In the United States, since the start of the pandemic, 5 percent of COVID-19 cases and 36 percent of deaths occurred within long-term care (LTC) facilities, with 12 states experiencing at least half of their deaths linked to long-term care facilities. The tragedy experienced within the LTC system has been attributed to workforce challenges and wide variation in quality of care. The impact of COVOD-19 across LTC facilities has not been uniform. These nursing homes serving populations significantly composed of African Americans and Latino patients have been twice as likely to face a COVID-19 outbreak compared to facilities with a majority…

 

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