The explosion in paid home health care in the 1990s: Who received the additional services?

  • Langa K
  • Chernew M
  • Kabeto M
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Abstract

Public expenditures for home health care grew rapidly in the 1990s, but it remains unclear to whom the additional services were targeted. This study tests whether the rapidly increasing expenditures were targeted to the elderly with high levels of disability and low levels of social support, 2 groups that have historically been higher users of paid home health and nursing home services.

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  • Cost
  • Home health care
  • Medicare
  • Targeting

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Authors

  • Kenneth M. Langa

  • Michael E. Chernew

  • Mohammed U. Kabeto

  • Steven J. Katz

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