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Title
Community care demonstrations: what have we learned?
First Author
Kemper, Peter
Date of Pub
1987 Summer
Pages
87-100
Volume
8
Issue
4
Other Authors
Applebaum, Robert; Harrigan, Margaret
Abstract
Based on a review of community care demonstrations, we conclude that expanding public financing of community services beyond what already exists is likely to increase costs. Small nursing home cost reductions are more than offset by the increased costs of providing services to those who would remain at home even without the expanded services. However, expanded community services appear to make people better off and not to cause substantial reductions in family caregiving. Policymakers should move beyond asking whether expanding community care will reduce costs to addressing how much community care society is willing to pay for, who should receive it, and how it can be delivered efficiently.
Abstract Continued
N/A
MeSH
Community Health Services/economics : Costs and Cost Analysis : Evaluation Studies : Financing, Government/methods : Health Services Research/trends : Home Care Services/economics : Institutionalization/economics : Pilot Projects : Quality of Life : Statistics : Support, Non-U.S. Gov't : Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S. : United States
NTIS Number
PB88-131339