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Title
Resident medical care utilization patterns in continuing care retirement communities.
First Author
Ruchlin, Hirsch H
Date of Pub
1993 Summer
Pages
151-168
Volume
14
Issue
4
Other Authors
Morris, John N; Morris, Shirley
Abstract
This article presents the findings of an evaluation of medical care service utilization by two elderly cohorts: one living in continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs) and the other living in traditional community settings. CCRC residents' overall use of Medicare-covered medical services did not differ significantly from that of the traditional community-residing elders. Both groups incurred annual per capita expenditures of approximately $2,000. In their last year of life, however, CCRC residents displayed significantly lower expenditures for hospital care ($3,854 versus $7,268) but higher expenditures for Medicare or non-Medicare-covered nursing home care ($5,565 versus $3,533).
Abstract Continued
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MeSH
Aged : Comparative Study : Data Collection : Female : Health Expenditures/statistics & numerical data : Housing for the Elderly/economics : Human : Medicare/statistics & numerical data/utilization : Multivariate Analysis : Residence Characteristics : Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S. : United States : Utilization Review/statistics & numerical data
NTIS Number
PB95-123485