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Title
Trends in Medicare use of post-hospital care.
First Author
Gornick, Marian
Date of Pub
1988 Supp.
Pages
27-38
Volume
Supp.
Issue
N/A
Other Authors
Hall, Margaret J
Abstract
The introduction of Medicare's hospital prospective payment system has raised concerns about availability of and access to needed health care services after beneficiaries are discharged from the hospital. In this article, Medicare coverage of skilled nursing facility, home health agency, and inpatient hospital rehabilitation services is discussed and recent trends in the use of these services are explored. In addition, an overview is provided of two major studies currently sponsored by the Federal Government to examine availability and other issues related to post-hospital care.
Abstract Continued
N/A
MeSH
Aftercare/economics : Data Collection : Home Care Services/utilization : Medicare/statistics & numerical data : Rehabilitation Centers/utilization : Skilled Nursing Facilities/utilization : United States : United States Health Care Financing Administration
NTIS Number
PB89-188494