Effect of PACE on Costs, Nursing Home Admissions, and Mortality: 2006-2011. C. Findings from Analyzing Additional Outcomes

03/01/2015

We also examined two important patient outcomes--mortality and use of NH services--for evidence of PACE's effects. For the mortality analysis, we used both comparison group strategies in separate analyses--the matched comparison group comprised of both NH entrants and HCBS waiver enrollees, and the one comprised of matched HCBS waiver enrollees alone. For examining NH utilization, we lead with the results from comparing the sample of PACE enrollees matched to waiver enrollees alone, but also present results from comparing PACE enrollees to the matched comparison group comprised of both NH entrants and HCBS waiver enrollees.

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