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Another black eye for the survey process?
Who could argue in favor of a provider whose facility has a history of substandard-care deficiencies? (See "Surviving the survey process ... or hiding behind it?" April 2001 CLTC, page 16.) Besides proving the administrator was no longer able to control critical aspects of his facility's operation, it is yet another sad example that proves the survey process needs to be trashed.
When a surveyor finds too many bedsores and shredded newspapers being used instead of disposable diapers, something is drastically wrong. The surveyors who inspected Ansley Pavilion knew there were problems. However, because the survey is more about the process than …