Interstate Variation and Progress Toward Balance in Use of and Expenditure for Long-Term Services and Supports in 2009. B. Factors and Policies Associated with LTSS System Performance


To describe the relationship between the state factors and LTSS balance, we summarized outcomes for the top and bottom ten states based on their LTSS system performance scores and measured the association between each factor and LTSS balance measure. We tested the associations for statistical significance to help identify state policies and factors likely to be related to the balance measures. We again stress that these associations do not imply causation. For brevity, we present detailed results based on the first measure -- association between the state factors and the percentage of LTSS expenditures for HCBS -- and summarize the results for measures of LTSS users.

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