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Nursing Homes: Sustained Efforts Are Essential to Realize Potential of the Quality Initiatives

HEHS-00-197 Published: Sep 28, 2000. Publicly Released: Sep 28, 2000.
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Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on federal and state initiatives to improve the quality of nursing homes, focusing on: (1) progress in improving the detection of quality problems and changes in measured nursing home quality; (2) the status of efforts to strengthen states' complaint investigation processes and federal enforcement policies; and (3) additional steps taken at the federal level to improve oversight of states' quality assurance activities.

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