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Lawsuits aren't improving nursing home care



No surprise to longtime Point of Law readers, who are aware that much nursing home litigation is over events such as falls and bedsores unrelated to the actual quality of care: a NEJM study by David Studdert et al. finds that high-quality nursing homes get sued just about as often as low-quality nursing homes. [health.com; NEJM]

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Rafael Mangual
Project Manager,
Legal Policy
rmangual@manhattan-institute.org

Katherine Lazarski
Manhattan Institute
klazarski@manhattan-institute.org

 

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