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Factors affecting nursing home dispute resolution
Does it matter who owns a nursing home when appealing a deficiency rating? In this study, type of facility ownership did not make a significant difference, nor did the regulation stringency of a particular state. What did seem to matter was the severity of the deficiency. Less severe deficiencies and lesser number of deficiencies seemed to result in better chance of succeeding in appeal. Complaints, rather than surveys, leading to deficiency ratings seemed to carry more negative impact. (Free abstract only.)  Journal of the American Medical Directors Association (2/2013)