There are many federal and state regulations when it comes to long-term care. Using the South University Online Library and the Internet, research any four specific regulations related to long-term care and summarize them.
Based on the regulations you identified, respond to the following questions:
- What are the benefits and shortcomings of your identified regulations? Which of these shortcomings have an effect on the quality and the cost of health care services? How?
- Do you believe there is a link between regulations and better care? Why or why not?
- Why do you think long-term care services are subjected to so much external control by government agencies? Provide a rationale for your responses.
- How is quality measured in long-term care? Is there only one, or are there several approaches to measure quality? What are they? Who should be given the responsibility to measure quality?