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Penalties for Nursing Homes Show a Drop in Last 4 Years

Date: August 6, 2004
Author: Robert Pear
QUOTE: ...statistics show a significant decline in the number of penalties imposed on nursing homes for violations of federal health and safety standards...federal officials and independent experts agree that many homes still have serious deficiencies in the quality of care.

ABSTRACT: Government officials and the Bush Adminstration can't agree on why there's been a decline in penalties against nursing homes for violating health and safety standards. Outside experts, who see problems in many homes despite the statistics, point to lack of enforcement from inspectors, while Bush officials say it's because the health care has improved in some cases.

--- A. Willing

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