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Inspections show Idaho nursing facilities filled with flaws

In this report by the Times-News of Twin Falls, Idaho, journalist Ben Botkin reveals alarming statistics when it comes to the care provided by nursing facilities. In "2010, more than 57 percent of Idaho nursing homes provided unnecessary drugs to patients, according to inspection reports filed by the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare." Inspection reports showed nurses gave patients the wrong medicine or medicines that were not prescribed to them. Another report reveals that facility workers failed to report a patient's illness for two days, which eventually led to her death.

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