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20% of Nursing Homes Deliver Dangerous Care to Nursing Home Residents

The US House of Representatives Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations held a hearing on nursing home care this week. During the hearing, a government official told lawmakers that 20% of US nursing home care is directly harmful to nursing home residents. This means that aside from nursing home abuse and neglect, some nursing home care techniques are directly harmful. Additionally, the hearing provided valuable information on possible federal plans to centralize information about non-compliant nursing homes and new suggestions for quality of care policies.

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