A Review of Ohio's Nursing Home Certificate of Need Program: Implications for Practice and Policy

December 1, 2010


  • Shahla Mehdizadeh
  • Taka Yamashita
  • Robert A. Applebaum

One of the critical questions states like Ohio face as they plan for an aging population involves estimates about the optimum number of nursing homes that will be needed in the future. Using a novel geographic information systems (GIS) approach, this report reviews Ohio's nursing home certificate of need (CON) and provides recommendations for state policy makers and the nursing home industry about the CON legislation.

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  • Long-Term Care Policy and Financing