This study analyzes the influence of political factors, oversight, and nursing home affiliation or ownership status on the enforcement of the nursing home regulatory regime, signified by the Nursing Home Reform Act ("NHRA") and its progeny. Specifically speaking, it measures, using the statistical technique of regression analysis, factors that account for variations across states in the number of deficiencies (or violations of quality standards) cited by nursing home inspectors across the states. This work is a first of its kind, an analysis not government-related, by a set of public administration scholars that systematically studies the influence of political forces on nursing home regulations and inspection and their ultimate effect on the well-being of nursing home patients.
Philip C. Aka, Lucinda M. Deason, and Augustine Hammond,
Political Factors and Enforcement of the Nursing Home Regulatory Regime,
24 J.L. & Health
available at http://engagedscholarship.csuohio.edu/jlh/vol24/iss1/3