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Title
Effects of the Medicare Alzheimer s disease demonstration on Medicare expenditures
First Author
Newcomer, Robert
Date of Pub
1999 Summer
Pages
45-65
Volume
20
Issue
4
Other Authors
Clay, Ted; Fox, Patrick; Miller, Robert H
Abstract
Applicants were randomized either into a group with a limited Medicare community care service benefit and case management or into a control group receiving their regular medical care. Analyses assess whether or not community care management affected health care use. A tendency toward reduced expenditures was observed for the treatment group, combining all demonstration sites, and when observing each separately. These differences were or approached statistical significance in two sites for Medicare Part A and Parts A and B expenditures averaged over 3 years. Expenditure reductions approached budget neutrality with program costs in two sites.
Abstract Continued
N/A
MeSH
Case Management : Health Expenditures : Program Evaluation : Aged : Alzheimer Disease/economics : Data Collection : Evaluation Studies : Medicare/economics/utilization : Regression Analysis : Support, U.S. Gov't, non-P.H.S. : United States
NTIS Number
PB2000-102444