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Incentivizing Better Quality of Care: The Role of Medicaid and Competition in the Nursing Home Industry

Martin B. Hackmann is Incentivizing Better Quality of Care: The Role of Medicaid and Competition in the Nursing Home Industry. ABSTRACT: This paper develops a model of the nursing home industry to investigate the quality effects of policies that either… … Continue reading

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Belgium Finds Quality of Nanoregistrations Can Be Improved

The Belgian Federal Public Service for Public Health, Food Chain Safety and Environment has published the first annual report for nano substances registered for placement on the market in 2016.  Although the report is available only in French and Dutch … Continue reading

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Pressure to Improve Urban Air Quality is Growing

Air quality is a critical part of our well being and the pressure to improve it has been increasing. As populations have migrated towards cities and our use of vehicles has increased, air quality in our urban centres has degraded … Continue reading

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Scoliosis Surgery Can Improve Quality of Life in Children with Severe Cerebral Palsy

Children with severe cerebral palsy (CP) often develop progressive scoliosis, or abnormal spinal curvature. Scoliosis causes a variety of health issues, such as problems with balance while sitting, pain, and complications affecting function of the lungs, heart, and gastrointestinal system. … Continue reading

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American Health Care Association/National Center for Assisted Living Announce Quality Improvement Goals for Nursing Providers

The American Health Care Association/National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL) issued quality improvement goals for skilled nursing providers in long term and post-acute care. The goals, aligned with the priorities of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and federal mandates, were identified to … Continue reading

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