Racial/ethnic composition of nursing home (NH) plays a particularly important role in NH quality. A key methodological issue is defining when an NH serves a low versus high proportion of racially/ethnically diverse residents. Using the Minimum Data Set from 2015 merged with Certification and Survey Provider Enhanced Reports, we calculated the racial/ethnic composition of U.S.-based NHs for Black or Hispanic residents specifically, and a general Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) grouping for long-stay residents. We examined different definitions of having a high racial/ethnic composition by varying percentile thresholds of composition, state-specific and national thresholds, and restricting composition to BIPOC residents as well as only Black and Hispanic residents. NHs with a high racial/ethnic composition have different facility characteristics than the average NH. Based on this, we make suggestions for how to identify NHs with diverse racial/ethnic resident compositions.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Journal||Medical Care Research and Review|
|State||Accepted/In press - 2022|
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
The author(s) disclosed receipt of the following financial support for the research, authorship, and/or publication of this article: This study was funded by the National Institute of Minority Health and Health Disparities (Grant Number R01MD010729, Tetyana P. Shippee, PhD).
© The Author(s) 2022.
- nursing homes
- racial/ethnic disparity
PubMed: MeSH publication types
- Journal Article