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Clinical Briefs for Wednesday, February 12

EMR records may be enough to predict dementia risk: study … New bill seeks additional oversight of Medicare hospice providers … Build-up of brain proteins affects genes in Alzheimer’s disease … Bill would strip nursing home operators of ability to sign death certificates

John O'Connor

Here we go again: All nursing homes are bad

There is no way to sugarcoat what happened last week in Hollywood Hills, FL. Eight skilled care residents died in the wake of Hurricane Irma. Our condolences go out to the victims and their families. But there is another troubling aspect to this that deserves attention. Namely, it’s becoming clear that nursing home bashing is in vogue again.

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