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Title
State preadmission screening programs for controlling utilization of long-term care.
First Author
Polich, Cynthia L
Date of Pub
1987 Fall
Pages
43-49
Volume
9
Issue
1
Other Authors
Iversen, Laura H
Abstract
This article explores the issue o whether state-administered nursing home preadmission screening (PAS) programs are an effective means of controlling the utilization of long-term care. It is suggested that, overall, PAS may be increasing rather than decreasing the use of long-term care. Utilization control through PAS may be ineffective because it occurs too late in the placement decision process, there are insufficient placement alternatives, assessment tools do not adequately identify who is at risk of institutionalization, and policymakers and program administrators may have conflicting goals. Recommendations for improving the screening process include, among others, that States more clearly define program goals and that screening be conducted within a managed-care system.
Abstract Continued
N/A
MeSH
Government : State Government : Utilization Review : Cost Control : Long-Term Care/utilization : Medicaid/utilization : Patient Care Planning/methods : Support, Non-U.S. Gov't : United States
NTIS Number
PB88-160221