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Title
Use of home health care by ESRD and Medicare beneficiaries
First Author
Kauf, Teresa L
Date of Pub
1999 Summer
Pages
127-138
Volume
20
Issue
4
Other Authors
Shih, Ya C
Abstract
The use of home health care (HHC) services among Medicare end stage renal disease (ESRD) enrollees remains an under-studied area. In this article, the authors report sociodemographic characteristics and patterns of HHC utilization by Medicare-covered ESRD patients. The authors found that those who were female, age 85 or over, diabetic, and residing in the New England or West South Central census divisions were more likely to use HHC services and were also more intensive users. Analysis of use patterns in such high-risk populations is necessary to ensure that health policy changes do not have unintended consequences for vulnerable patients.
Abstract Continued
N/A
MeSH
Home Care Services/utilization : Aged : Aged, 80 and over : Comparative Study : Female : Male : Medicare : Regression Analysis : United States
NTIS Number
PB2000-102444