Resident medical care utilization patterns in continuing care retirement communities.
Ruchlin, Hirsch H
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Morris, John N; Morris, Shirley
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).
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