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Substitutability Across Institutional Post-Acute Care Settings: 1998-2006

Publication Date
Sep 24, 2009

This report examines trends in the provision of post-acute care to beneficiaries with diagnoses indicating a need for complex medical care for the years 1998-2006, with special attention to changes in care provided by long-term care hospitals and hospital-based skilled nursing facilities. It focuses in particular on the relationship between changes in provider supply at the level of the town or city, as represented by the core-based statistical area, and characteristics of episodes of Medicare post-acute care. [59 PDF pages]