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Title
Long-term care eligibility criteria for People with Alzheimer s disease
First Author
Fox, Patrick
Date of Pub
1999 Summer
Pages
67-85
Volume
20
Issue
4
Other Authors
Maslow, Katie; Zhang, Xiulan
Abstract
Long-term care (LTC) eligibility criteria are applied to a sample of 8,437 people with dementia enrolled in the Medicare Alzheimer's Disease Demonstration. The authors find that mental-status-test cutoff points substantially affect the pool of potential beneficiaries. Functional criteria alone leave out people with relatively severe dementia and with behavioral problems. It is therefore important to consider both behavioral and mental-status-test criteria in establishing eligibility for community-based services for people with dementia.
Abstract Continued
N/A
MeSH
Alzheimer Disease : Program Evaluation : Aged : Community Health Services : Long-Term Care : Medicare : Support, U.S. Gov't, non-P.H.S. : United States
NTIS Number
PB2000-102444