Based on the regulations you identified, respond to the following questions:
What are the benefits and shortcomings of your identified regulations? Which of these shortcomings have an effect on the quality and the cost of health care services? How?
Do you believe there is a link between regulations and better care? Why or why not?
Why do you think long-term care services are subjected to so much external control by government agencies? Provide a rationale for your responses.
How is quality measured in long-term care? Is there only one, or are there several approaches to measure quality? What are they? Who should be given the responsibility to measure quality?