Effects of Multiple Admissions on Nursing Home Use: Implications for "Front-end" Policies


This study analyzes data from the 1985 National Nursing Home Survey to examine the phenomenon of multiple nursing home admissions. This is done in order to determine the number of individuals who would be fully covered if "front-end" nursing home coverage options were enacted. Analysis of nursing home stays indicates that 51% of admissions would be fully covered by a 3-month benefit, but adjusting for multiple admissions reduces this figure to 39% of cases. [27 PDF pages]

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