Impact of Medicare payment policy on home health resources utilization.
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Chase, Gary A; Cloonan, Patricia; Fisher, Mary E; Phillips, Elayne K; Torner, James C
In this study, the association between Medicare regulations and the provision of public home health care is examined. Medicare
clients were compared with non-Medicare groups of those 65 years of age or over and those under 65. Results suggested that
both age- and payer-related factors contribute to utilization of services. Older patients showed greater need for chronic
illness care relative to younger patients; however, Medicare patients used fewer resources and had poorer outcomes relative
to older non-Medicare patients.
Adult : Age Factors : Aged : Community Health Nursing/economics/statistics & numerical data : Health Services Research : Home
Care Services/economics/utilization : Human : Medicare/statistics & numerical data/utilization : Middle Age : Public Health
Administration/economics : Referral and Consultation/economics/statistics & numerical data : Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S. :
Treatment Outcome : United States : Virginia