Feds: 92% of Nursing Homes Staffed By Criminals

A staggering number of U.S. nursing facilities employ at least one individual with a history of at least one criminal conviction, and one in 20 nursing home employees has one criminal conviction or more, says a report from the Office of Inspector General.

2 comments on "Feds: 92% of Nursing Homes Staffed By Criminals"
Doug Campbell (3/9/2011 at 8:41 AM)

If we really want a good picture of what is actually going on lets look at all aspects of the Healthcare continuim. Long Term Care has more [INVALID]nt guidelines than any other. Why wasn't the study done in states where they require background checks as well as fingerprinting? This is a very biased and pointed article. Lets remove the veil off the Acute care facilities and see what is going on there for once.
Peg Martin (3/8/2011 at 6:52 PM)

The sample used in the article on employees with criminal convictions involved .0165% of nursing homes. (Percentage calculated using statistics cited in the article) Yes, of course, this is an issue to be concerned about, but is it a "real" issue when one looks at the entire nursing home industry? This seems a rather incendiary use of very limited data.


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