Letters Nursing homes

More on quality of care

BMJ 2009; 339 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.b3526 (Published 01 September 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;339:b3526
  1. Heather Gage, reader in health economics, department of economics1,
  2. Wendy Knibb, research fellow, division of health and social care1,
  3. Joanne Evans, lecturer, department of economics1,
  4. Peter Williams, statistical consultant, department of mathematics1,
  5. Neil Rickman, professor, department of economics1,
  6. Karen Bryan, professor, division of health and social care1
  1. 1University of Surrey, Guildford GU2 7XH
  1. h.gage{at}surrey.ac.uk

    In their systematic review of 82 (mostly US) studies, Comondore and colleagues conclude that on average not-for-profit nursing homes provided better quality of care than for-profit facilities.1 We recently analysed the factors associated with quality of care (measured as the number of failures of national standards at announced inspections) in residential homes (with …

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