In this large retrospective analysis of five large nursing home chains, those with higher quality scores on 10 measures were only marginally less likely to to have a tort claim filed, than those with the lowest scores. There is not a strong association between nursing home quality and litigation claims in the US (abstract)
Dr. Scheurer is a clinical hospitalist and the Medical Director of Quality and Safety at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, South Carolina, and is Assistant Professor of Medicine. She is a graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Medicine, completed her residency at Duke University, and completed her Masters in Clinical Research at the Medical University of South Carolina. She also serves as the Web Editor and Physician Advisor for the Society of Hospital Medicine.