nursing, quality, Maine, LTSS, MRHRC
The results of this study suggest that there is little basis for assuming that rural or urban location affects nursing home quality. The study reveals no systematic differences among nursing facilities in Maine in structural measures of quality, such as nursing hours, or in the incidence or prevalence of resident conditions and outcomes.
Coburn, A. F., Fralich, J. T., McGuire, C., & Fortinsky, R. (1995). Does the quality of rural and urban nursing homes differ? (Research & Policy Brief). Portland, ME: University of Southern Maine, Edmund S. Muskie School of Public Service, Institute for Health Policy, Maine Rural Health Research Center.