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Table 1 Descriptive statistics of Maryland nursing homes in 2016 (n = 196)*

From: Social media ratings of nursing homes associated with experience of care and “Nursing Home Compare” quality measures

  Mean ± SD or Prevalence (n)
Social media 5-star rating (1–5) 3.11 ± 1.11
Nursing Home Compare overall 5-star rating (1–5) 3.03 ± 1.37
Experience-of-care survey rating
 Overall rating (1–10) 8.21 ± 0.80
 Percentage of recommendation (0–100) 86.6 ± 12.1
 Staff & administration (1–4) 3.64 ± 0.18
 Care provided to residents (1–4) 3.47 ± 0.21
 Food & meals (1–4) 3.47 ± 0.23
 Autonomy (1–4) 3.51 ± 0.27
 Physical environment (1–4) 3.39 ± 0.25
Quality measure
 Total number of deficiency citations 12.38 ± 7.70
 Adjusted registered nurse staffing (hours per resident day) 0.59 ± 0.25
 Adjusted total nurse staffing (hours per resident day) 3.89 ± 0.79
 Number of complaints 7.68 ± 8.92
Certified number of beds 127.5 ± 62.2
Total number of residents 112.4 ± 56.7
Occupancy rate 0.87 ± 0.10
For profit ownership 77.6% (152)
Chain affiliation 60.3% (118)
Case mix index 1.33 ± 0.14
Percentage of Medicare residents 21.20 ± 15.79
Percentage of Medicaid residents 56.98 ± 24.68
Percentage of white residents 66.10 ± 28.76
Competition for nursing home care 0.88 ± 0.15
  1. *Our sample include 196 Maryland nursing homes with at least one social media rating, with Nursing Home Compare overall rating and quality measures, and with experience-of-care survey ratings