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Title
Variations and trends in state nursing facility capacity: 1978-93.
First Author
DuNah Jr, Richard
Date of Pub
1995 Fall
Pages
183-199
Volume
17
Issue
1
Other Authors
Bedney, Barbara; Carrillo, Helen; Harrington, Charlene
Abstract
The demand for nursing facility (NF) beds has been growing with the aging of the population and many other factors. As the need for nursing home care grows, the Nation's capacity to provide such care is the subject of increasing concern. This article examines licensed NFs and beds, presenting data on trends from 1978-93. Measures of the adequacy of NF beds in States are examined over time, including the ratio of beds per aged population, occupancy rates, and State official's opinions of the adequacy of supply. State and regional variations are shown over time, and we speculate on the factors which may be associated with the variation.
Abstract Continued
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MeSH
Aged : Aged, 80 and over : Bed Occupancy/statistics & numerical data : Health Facility Size/supply & distribution/statistics & numerical data : Health Services Needs and Demand/economics/statistics & numerical data/trends : Human : Medicaid/economics : Medicare/economics : Nursing Homes/supply & distribution/statistics & numerical data/trends/utilization : State Health Plans : Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S. : United States
NTIS Number
PB96-139548