State Nursing Home Quality Improvement Programs: Site Visit and Synthesis Report. 9.2 Other State Quality Improvement Initiatives

05/15/2003

Other quality improvement programs in the study states fall mostly into one of four categories--training programs, programs that provide recognition to high-performing facilities, best practices programs, and public reporting programs. The same staff are generally responsible for both the TA and these other programs (with the exception of public reporting programs), and the two are often operationally indistinguishable.

The effectiveness of these programs has not been explored, and measuring their impact on quality of care would be difficult if not impossible. But feedback from provider and consumer groups indicates that they have generally been well received and are viewed positively, even if they are not perceived as producing large changes in quality.

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