COVID-19 Nursing Home Outbreaks Spark Research Into Quality Concerns

The rapid and disproportionate spread of COVID-19 in nursing homes has led to increased concerns about nursing home quality among researchers. MedTruth has summarized some of the latest findings for our readers:

About 75% of all 12,194 nursing homes studied were cited at least once between 2017–2019, while about 10% were cited in all three years. (April 2021)

By Carah Wertheimer

Carah Wertheimer is an editor and reporter based in Boulder, Colorado. Her areas of specialization include food, health, environment, social justice and community reporting. Her work has appeared in National Geographic, The Denver Post, The Daily Beast, the Boulder Daily Camera, Boulder Weekly and other publications.



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