Offering publicly available data regarding coronavirus cases and deaths in nursing homes is “crucial” to stopping the spread of the disease in facilities, University of Chicago professor R. Tamara Konetzka, Ph.D., told the Senate’s Special Committee on Aging. 

Data transparency was a recommendation in a recent U. of Chicago analysis. The study also found that nursing homes with the lowest percentage of white residents were more than twice as likely to have cases or deaths as those with the highest percentage of white residents. Star ratings played less of a role, the study said.