Healthcare Providers and Quality of Care in Nursing Homes Research Proposal

A research proposal on how healthcare providers Perceive factors that promote quality of care in a nursing home.
# 150565 | 2,348 words | 10 sources | APA | 2012 | KE
Published on Mar 13, 2012 in Medical and Health (General) , Aging (General)

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This paper investigates the healthcare providers' perception of the factors that promote quality care in nursing homes. It further studies how healthcare providers perceive those factors that contribute to quality care. First, the paper considers the factors that influence the quality of care, and further discusses assessment tools and models. Next, the paper explores the role of staffing in nursing homes, noting that research indicates that additional staffing positively influences the quality of care. Then, the paper explores the correlation between higher numbers of Medicare and Medicaid in a nursing home and quality of care. Finally, the paper describes the research methodology in the paper. This is further illustrated with charts and graphs. The paper concludes by stating that perceptions of care providers provide insight on the factors that promote quality of care in nursing homes. Several tables are included in the paper.


Statement of the Problem
Research Question
Definition of Terms
Literature Review
Quality of Care Assessment Tools
Medicare and Medicaid Agenda
Bed Occupancy
Research Design
Data Collection
Prospect Data Analysis

From the Paper:

"Many quality assessment models need a sufficient amount of labor and time to administer. For instance, a quality assurance screening tool based on Gustafson, Fiss, Fryback, and Smelser (1980) takes between one and two days for a two-person team to implement per a hundred beds. In addition, the Multiphasic Environmental Assessment Procedure by Lemke and Moos (1986) requires large resource input. The model, which consists of a five-phase process, assesses the physical and social environment of residential settings for the elderly. Similarly, The New York Quality Assessment (Ullmann, 1985) appraises process and outcome indicators in nursing facilities through 3 annual assessments of nursing homes, requires large resource input.
Quality of care in nursing homes is multidimensional and challenging to measure. Therefore, an effective, Quality Assessment Tool should provide a deeper quantitative insight into the quality of care in nursing homes. The Quality Assessment Index (QAI) offers a numerical rating of the quality of healthcare facility."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Bleismer, M. M., Smayling, M., Kane, R., & Shannon, I. (1998). The Relationship Between Nursing Staffing Levels . Journal of Aging and Health , 10(3), 351-371.
  • Chesteen, S., Helgheim, B., Randall, T., & Wardell, D. (2005). Comparing quality of Care In non-profit and for profit nursing homes: a process persepctive. Journal of Operations Management , 23(2), 229-242.
  • Goodson, J. (2005, July). ASSESSING THE QUALITY OF CARE IN NURSING HOMES. A Thesis Presented to the Faculty of the Graduate School University of Missouri-Colombia
  • Grabowski, D. C. (2001). Does an Increase in the Medicaid Reimbersement Rate Improve Nursing Home Quality? . Journal of Gerontology: Social , 56(2), S84-S93.
  • Harrington, C. H., O'Meara, J., Kitchener, M., Simon, L. P., & Schnelle, J. F. (2003b). Designing a Report Card for Nursing Facilities: What Infromation is Needed and Why . The Gerontologist , Vol. 43 Special Issue II, 47-57.

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