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Identifying Effective Quality Improvement Activities in Nursing Homes

Purpose of Project

Examine the extent and impact of quality improvement activities in nursing facilities on quality of care for residents and quality of working life for employees. Primary data sources: (1) employee questionnaires and (2) facility-level quality indicators based on the Minimum Data Set (MDS). Identify best practices among nursing homes in improving quality of care for residents and quality of working life of employees.

Project Duration: May 1998 to October 2000

Participating Personnel

Principal Investigator: Francois Sainfort
Project Director and Contact: Bridget Booske

Sponsoring Agency

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

Presentations/Publications

BC Booske, F Sainfort, B Karsh. Subjective and objective measures of quality of care in nursing facilities. Poster presentation at 17th Annual Meeting of Association of Health Services Research, Los Angeles, CA, June 2000.

F Sainfort and BC Booske. Nursing Home Employee Perceptions of Quality Improvement, Quality of Work Life, and Quality of Care. Poster presentation at 16th Annual Meeting of Association of Health Services Research, Chicago, IL, June 1999.