Medication Use by Medicare Beneficiaries Living in Nursing Homes and Assisted Living Facilities

06/05/2002

This report compares the medication use of Medicare beneficiaries living in nursing homes and assisted living facilities. Descriptions of Medicare use include mean number of drug mentions per month of stay (scheduled and PRN drugs), and prevalence and duration of therapy by major drug classes. Characteristics of institutionalized beneficiaries include demographics, income, regional residence, Medicare supplemental coverage, any community residence or skilled nursing stays, death, health status, activities of daily living scores, and major medical conditions. [26 PDF pages]

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