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Look-Up: Check Out Infection Records Of 15,000 U.S. Nursing Homes

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New Look-Up tool released by Kaiser Health News enables users to check the infection records of 15,000 U.S nursing homes. This tool shows federal inspection citations for nursing homes that violated infection-control and prevention guidelines in the more than 15,000 facilities that accept Medicare or Medicaid patients.

KHN analyzed the Nursing Home Compare database from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services as of February 2020, which details the “deficiencies” or citations that each nursing home receives when inspected. Only violations of a home’s infection control program from the previous two cycles, spanning four years, are included.

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