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: As nursing-home landlords, real estate investment trusts can influence key elements of care, new research reveals 

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Real estate investment trusts’ investments in nursing homes can impact a critical component of care quality, according to a first-of-its-kind study published today in Health Affairs, a peer-reviewed journal.  

The study found evidence that some REIT-owned nursing homes replace more-expensive, skilled registered nurse staffing with cheaper, less-skilled staff. Staffing is one of the biggest costs of running a nursing home but also key to providing quality care, past studies have found, with higher RN staffing having a particularly…

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