The Nursing Homes of Boston: Three Years of Inspections

by Kat Hemming and Judith Lavelle

This week, we experimented with the GoogleDocs tool called Fusion Tables.  We found a data set on ProPublica that detailed the number of penalties and deficiencies in nursing homes across the country in the past three years.  Since this data set was so large, we decided to use only the nursing homes in Boston for our map.  While we had some difficulty cutting down the data and figuring out how the Fusion Table worked, we were able to figure it out and ended up happy with our result.

Click the on the map below for an interactive look at Boston’s nursing homes.

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