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Nursing Home Care Quality: Twenty Years After the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1987

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Publication Date: December 2007

Publisher(s): Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Topic: Health (Hospitals and other health care facilities)
Health (Quality of health care)

Coverage: United States


To mark the 20th anniversary of the passage of landmark federal legislation to improve the quality of nursing home care, the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1987 (known as OBRA '87), this report explains the key provisions of OBRA ’87 related to nursing home care and examines the progress and problems in quality assurance in nursing homes over the past twenty years.


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