Levinson, D.R. (2012). Gaps Continue to Exist in Nursing Home Emergency Preparedness and Response During Disasters: 2007-2010. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General.
In a 2006 report, results indicated that nursing homes that experienced hurricanes lacked many provisions recommended by experts in their emergency plans. In response, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued guidance checklists for emergency planning of healthcare facilities, long-term care ombudsman programs, and state survey agencies. This study was conducted to assess emergency preparedness and response of nursing homes that experienced disasters from 2007-2010.