Omissions of care (OOCs) in nursing homes contribute to nearly 60% of all adverse events experienced by residents. However, researchers and clinicians have yet to develop a concise definition of OOCs with a particular focus on their causes and consequences. Without such a definition, assessing and preventing OOCs in nursing homes to improve resident outcomes is challenging. The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), as part of its mission to produce evidence that improves healthcare quality, is interested in developing a standard definition of OCOCs in the nursing home setting. As such AHRQ has commissioned a study to develop a comprehensive understanding of research on OOCs in nursing home settings.
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