Hospital back-up days: impact on joint Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries.
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In this article the question of whether nursing home market characteristics affect the ability of hospitals to discharge patients
to nursing homes is examined. Also examined is the question of whether joint Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries have a more
difficult time being placed than do other patients. The principal conclusions are first, that the nursing home bed supply
and the type of Medicaid payment system affect the ability of hospitals to discharge patients to nursing homes. Joint Medicare
and Medicaid beneficiaries have a more difficult time being placed in nursing homes in States with fewer beds and more restrictive
Medicaid payment policies, and joint beneficiaries do not appear to have longer stays in hospitals. Rather, they have a greater
likelihood of being discharged to home.
Health Services Accessibility : Home Care Services/statistics & numerical data : Length of Stay/statistics & numerical data
: Medicaid/statistics & numerical data : Medicare/statistics & numerical data : Nursing Homes/supply & distribution : Patient
Discharge/statistics & numerical data : Prospective Payment System/statistics & numerical data : United States