Kaiser Health News: Nursing home investigations

Number 28474
Subject Nursing Homes
Year 2018
Publication Date July 2018 to September 2018
Summary In a series of data-driven stories, Kaiser Health News revealed that tens of thousands of nursing home residents are dying because the facilities are woefully understaffed and painful infections are routinely left untreated or poorly cared for. In the most horrific cases, patients are cycling in out of hospitals with open wounds or bedsores that trigger sepsis or septic shock, a deadly bloodstream infection that is the leading killer in hospital ICUs.
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Keywords nursing homes, healthcare, medical care, neglect
Related Links https://khn.org/news/look-up-how-nursing-home-staffing-fluctuates-nationwide/ ; https://khn.org/news/look-up-infection-risk-factors/ ; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wp3AyEtC7L0
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