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Another dubious distinction for Arkansas — nursing home deficiencies

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ProPublica has updated its massive state-by-state compilation of nursing home inspection data and Arkansas is a leader, in a negative way.

In a ranking of "serious" deficiencies per home, as taken from inspection data maintained by Medicaid, Arkansas had the third-highest rate of deficiencies, slightly more than one per the more than 200 homes on average, behind only New Mexico and Kentucky.

Here's a guide for using the ProPublica tool. Search functions allow you to look up any nursing home.

Here's a ranking of homes by most serious deficiencies found in a three-year period, based on Medicaid records.

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