Examining Racial Concentration and Disparities in Nursing Home Quality of Care

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Research has shown that the quality of care provided in nursing homes with predominantly minority resident populations is poorer than care provided in predominantly white facilities. In some cases, a disproportionate concentration of minority residents can simply be attributed to the demographics of the surrounding communities. However, there appears to be evidence that segregation also influences the racial composition of some facilities. For this project, a Brown University research team will describe the extent of racial and ethnic segregation in U.S. nursing homes and evaluate its impact on quality of care. Findings from the study will inform development of recommendations to policymakers and quality improvement organizations for ways to reduce racial segregation and address disparities in care.

Grant Details

Grantee Organization:
Brown University
Principal Investigator:
Vincent Mor, Ph.D., and David Barton Smith, Ph.D.
Award Amount:
$121,917.00
Approval Date:
April 12, 2005

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