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Are Nursing Home Survey Deficiencies Higher in Facilities With Greater Staff Turnover

Journal Article
January 1, 2014

This study examines turnover among certified nursing assistants (CNAs) and licensed nurses in relation to numbers of deficiencies in nursing homes using data from the National Nursing Home Survey and Online Survey, Certification and Reporting database.

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Key Takeaways

High CNA turnover is associated with higher Quality of Care, Resident Behavior, and total deficiencies.
Licensed nurse turnover is significantly related to Quality of Care and total selected deficiencies.
Overall, high turnover among CNAs and nurses is associated with negative outcomes for nursing home residents.

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