The role of payment source in differentiating nursing home residents, services, and payments.
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In 1976, it cost $10.6 billion to care for the over one million nursing home residents in the U.S. (Gibson et al, 1977). While
public and private sources spent almost equal amounts, it is widely believed that differences exist between public and private
patients in terms of need for institutionalization, services received, and rates of payment for care. This paper presents
a descriptive analysis of data from a national probability survey, the 1976 Survey of Institutionalized Persons (SIP), and
examines variations associated with source of payment for institutionalized long-term care.
Activities of Daily Living : Aged : Analysis of Variance : Health Services Accessibility/economics : Human : Nursing Homes/economics
: Quality of Health Care/economics : United States