Health Affairs Study Clashes with Previous Reports on Nursing Home Shortages

May 27, 2021 | Nursing Turnover & Hours, Research & Studies of PBJ Data

Health Affairs Study Clashes with Previous Reports on Nursing Home Shortages

Public policy journal Health Affairs this month reported a modest decline in nursing home staffing levels for the majority of 2020, rather than a drastic shortage in staff suggested by various news reports over the course of the year.

Taking data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Payroll Based Journal (PBJ) system, Health Affairs found that there was no meaningful decline in staffing during the first nine months of the pandemic — in fact, there was a slight increase in staff hours per resident day to make up for the loss of family caregivers during visitor bans and daily activities.

FROM

Skilled Nursing News

PUBLISHED

May 27, 2021

SOURCE

Stulick, Amy. “Health Affairs Study Clashes with Previous Reports on Nursing Home Shortages.” Skilled Nursing News, 27 May 2021, skillednursingnews.com/2021/05/health-affairs-study-clashes-with-previous-reports-on-nursing-home-shortages.