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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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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  • Activities of Daily Living
  • Activities of Daily Living: classification
  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Chronic Disease
  • Family Characteristics
  • Female
  • Financing, Government
  • Financing, Government: statistics & numerical data
  • Financing, Government: trends
  • Frail Elderly
  • Frail Elderly: statistics & numerical data
  • Geriatric Assessment
  • Health Care Surveys
  • Health Expenditures
  • Health Expenditures: statistics & numerical data
  • Health Expenditures: trends
  • Health Policy
  • Health Policy: trends
  • Home Care Services
  • Home Care Services: economics
  • Home Care Services: trends
  • Home Care Services: utilization
  • Home Nursing
  • Home Nursing: utilization
  • Humans
  • Longitudinal Studies
  • Male
  • Marital Status
  • Marital Status: statistics & numerical data
  • Multivariate Analysis
  • Questionnaires
  • Social Support
  • Socioeconomic Factors
  • United States
  • Utilization Review

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  • K M Langa

  • M E Chernew

  • M U Kabeto

  • S J Katz

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