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Predictors of Lawsuit Activity Against Nursing Homes in Hillsborough County, Florida

Johnson, Christopher E.; Hedgecock, Deborah K.; Oakley, Mary L.; Dobalian, Aram; Salmon, Jennifer R.; Hyer, Kathryn; Polivka, Larry

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Abstract: The objective of this study is to examine the litigation experience of twenty-eight nursing homes in Hillsborough County, Florida. Primary data were collected from Hillsborough County Circuit Court's Clerk's Recording Computer System about lawsuit activity from 1996 to 2000 and linked to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Online Survey, Certification, and Reporting system. We found that registered nurse levels, size, and being part of a chain or system impacted litigation in Hillsborough County.

Christopher E. Johnson, PhD, is Research Health Scientist, Rehabilitation Outcomes Research Center of Excellence, and Assistant Professor, Department of Health Services Administration, University of Florida, North Florida/South Georgia Veteran's Health System, Gainesville. E-mail: Christopher.Johnson4@med.va.gov

Deborah K. Hedgecock, is Research Assistant, Florida Policy Exchange Center on Aging, University of South Florida, Tampa

Mary L. Oakley, MS, is Faculty Research Associate, Florida Policy Exchange Center on Aging, University of South Florida, Tampa

Aram Dobalian, PhD, JD, is Assistant Professor, Department of Health Services Administration, University of Florida, Gainesville

Jennifer R. Salmon, PhD, is Assistant Professor, Florida Policy Exchange Center and School of Aging Studies, College of Arts and Sciences, University of South Florida, Tampa

Kathryn Hyer, PhD, is Associate Professor, Florida Policy Exchange Center and School of Aging Studies, College of Arts and Sciences, University of South Florida, Tampa

Larry Polivka, PhD, is Director, Florida Policy Exchange Center on Aging, University of South Florida, Tampa

This article was originally presented at the Fourth Annual Health Care Organizations Conference.

© 2004 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.