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Hot Button Topic: Is the Type of Nursing Home Ownership Important?
January 22, 2008 10:27 AM by Brian Garavaglia
A recent September 2007 New York Times article entitled, At Many Homes, More Profit and Less Nursing , discussed the issue of profit and ownership, especially by private equity firms. This article especially was quite critical of many companies that reduce Read More...
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Root Cause Analysis as a Process, Part 3
December 20, 2007 2:58 PM by Brian Garavaglia
In the first two parts of this series, I expounded upon the need to develop a sound problem statement and to understand and not be misled by terms such as facts, validity and truth often used superficially in examining issues. In the third part of this Read More...
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Root Cause Analysis—Facts, Validity, Truth, and Consequences, Part 2
December 20, 2007 2:54 PM by Brian Garavaglia
In part one, the emphasis was on attempting to make sure that a problem was adequately and soundly delineated before root-cause analysis is implemented. In part two, examining the illusory concepts of facts, validity and truth will be examined. Here again, Read More...
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Root Cause Analysis—Starting Out With A Problem, Part I
December 11, 2007 4:26 PM by Brian Garavaglia
Nursing care facilities are faced with a myriad of problems daily. In addition, solving problems in nursing care facilities is often far from simple solutions. However, those that work in long-term care administration have often heard of the phrase-looking Read More...
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    Brian Garavaglia, PhD
    Occupation: Long-term care administrator
    Setting: Sterling Heights, Mich.
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