ArticleProfessional Association Membership by Nursing Facility Administrators and Quality of CareCastle, Nicholas G.; Fogel, Barry S. Author Information Nicholas G. Castle, Ph.D., is Policy Analyst, RAND, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Barry S. Fogel, M.D., is Professor, Harvard Medical School, Brown University Medical School. Health Care Management Review 27(2):p 7-17, April 2002. Buy Abstract This article compares 4,220 nursing homes whose administrators belonged to a long-term-care professional association to 12,322 nursing homes whose administrators did not belong to a long-term-care professional association. The research results show that professional membership is associated with higher quality of care on several measures and with a higher private-pay proportion. The study suggests that these facilities do not do better because they have more resources or because they care for less-challenging residents—they do better because they have a professional association as a resource. Copyright © 2002 by Aspen Publishers, Inc.