Trends in nursing home bed supply in the States show large variations in beds per population and a gradual decline in supply
per aged population. A cross-sectional time-series regression analysis was used to examine some factors associated with nursing
home bed supply. Variation was accounted for by economic factors, supply of alternative services, and climate. State Medicaid
reimbursement rates had negative coefficients, with supply suggesting States may be increasing rates to improve access where
supply is limited. Medicaid waiver policy was not found to be significant.
Data Collection : Health Services Needs and Demand/trends : Health Services Research/trends : Hospitals : Intermediate Care
Facilities/supply & distribution : Medicaid/utilization : Nursing Homes/supply & distribution : Regression Analysis : Skilled
Nursing Facilities/supply & distribution : State Government : Statistics : United States