Measuring Geriatric Home Care Utilization, Effects, and Costs

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University of MICHIGAN, 1981 - Nursing home care - 142 pages
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Using over 2000 longitudinal case records of a large home care agency, this study used multivariate analysis to identify those entry characteristics which best predicted service use. Duration and intensity were found to vary inversely: short-term clients averaged more visits per month than long-term clients. Pay plan at entry was the strongest predictor of both duration and intensity. Medicare clients (averaging high intensity and short duration) appear to be substituting home care for nursing home use;

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UTILIZATION STUDIES AND COST PROJECTIONS
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Published Reports on Distribution
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METHODOLOGY FOR CASE STUDY
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