hcq volume 18, issue 1, P54-59 2015 DOI: 10.12927/hcq.2015.24214 View full text
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Shawna McDonald, Laura Wagner, Andrea Gruneir

Abstract: Objective: To determine if accreditation is associated with better resident safety processes and outcomes in 587 Ontario long-term care (LTC) homes. A second area of interest is whether LTC home characteristics influence pursuit of accreditation. Findings: Out of five safety areas examined, accreditation was only associated with a lower occurrence of falls. Three of four organizational characteristics examined (facility ownership, chain membership and location) were predictors of facility accreditation. Implic…

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