Consumer Reports removed its 2004 Nursing Home Watch List from its Web site and posted a message saying the list may "be based on incomplete data, due to processing problems encountered by its external project consultant." A spokeswoman said the list was taken down around 2 p.m. Thursday but that she wasn't ready to comment further. In September, Consumer Reports identified 1,717 nursing homes as having quality-of-care issues based on state inspections and enforcement actions. A spokeswoman for the American Health Care Association said many of the long-term-care advocacy group's members complained that the list was misleading. A September news release from the association said that of 15 Arizona facilities listed, two were closed -- one for three years -- and three others had received state ratings of excellent. -- by Joseph Mantone
Group says its nursing home watch list may be flawed
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