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Nursing Home Injury Laws: Maryland

Nursing Home Injury Laws: MarylandNumber of nursing homes in Maryland: 230

Patients living in Maryland nursing homes: 24,951

Occupancy rates of Maryland nursing homes: 87.3%

Average number of deficiencies at each Maryland nursing home: 15.8

Percent of Maryland nursing homes with serious deficiencies for actual harm to patient: 20.9%

Most common deficiencies at Maryland nursing homes: Quality of Care, Accident Environment, Comprehensive Care Plans

Distribution of ownership of Maryland nursing homes: 62 % for profit, 32% non profit, 4% government

Most populated cities in Maryland: Baltimore, Rockville, Frederick, Gaithersburg, Columbia, Annapolis

Staffing levels at Maryland nursing homes (daily hours):Above average, 3.9 total staff,   1.6 licensed nurse

**Data based upon 2009 CMS data, U.S. Department of Health and Human Service

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