USA Today writes: The Veteran Affairs (VA) agency has tracked detailed quality statistics on its nursing homes for years but has kept them from public view, depriving veterans of potentially crucial health care information. Nearly half of VA nursing homes nationwide – 60 – received the agency’s lowest ranking of one out of five stars as of Dec. 31, 2017, according to documents obtained by USA TODAY and The Boston Globe. The VA made some of its ratings public last week.
- Secret VA nursing home ratings hide poor quality care from the public. USA Today. June 18 2018.