A new article has been uploaded in our law library.
The study illustrates that litigation does not lead to improvements in patient care. It also does not show that better nursing homes are recognized for their great care, with fewer lawsuits.
"Nursing homes that are at the very top of the heap in terms of quality don't experience that much less litigation than nursing homes that are at the bottom of the heap," said lead study author David Studdert, a law professor at the University of Melbourne in Australia. "It's not clear that by improving your quality dramatically you will lessen your risk of being sued."
Nursing homes that ranked the best on quality procedures were only a little less likely to be sued. In any given year, nursing homes with the finest records (the top 10 percent) had a 40 percent risk of being sued, while the worst 10 percent of nursing homes had a 47 percent chance of being sued.
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