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Home care for the disabled eldely: predictors and expected costs

Health Services Research

Author: Coughlin, T. A., McBride, T. D., Perozek, M., Liu, K.
Type: Journal Article
Year: 1992


This article presents findings from a US study in which the cost implications of anticipated behavioral responses, for example caregiver substitution, were estimated. The study was based on the 1982 National Long-Term Care Survey of disabled, noninstitutionalized elderly persons.The results demonstrate that anticipated behavioral responses in 1990 would have added between $1.8 and $2.7 billion dollars to the cost of public home care program. Results from a variety of cost simulations are presented, with a discussion of policy implications of the findings.

Further Details

Pages: 453-479
Volume: 27
Issue: 4
Keywords: cost-benefit
Reads: 158