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Research and the politics of decision making: planning services for elders

Journal of Applied Gerontology

Author: Harlow, K. S.
Type: Journal Article
Year: 1992


Identification of appropriate measures for determining levels of impairment & disability among the aging has emerged as a major challenge. Pressures are increasing on state & area agencies to identify levels of impairment of activities of daily living as a trigger for eligibility for services & as a component of intrastate funding formulas. Here, the use of different descriptors from the Supplement on Aging to the 1984 National Health Interview Survey as a basis for projecting future demand/need for services is discussed. Each scenario presents a different political/decision-making challenge for the aging network & for individual planners. Planners are encouraged to provide multiple models for decision making to assist in making service delivery decisions.

Further Details

Full Title: Journal of Applied Gerontology
Pages: 22-37
Volume: 11
Issue: 1
Accession Number: 30.4.03
Research Notes: Electronic copy added 07/08/2013q
Keywords: North Americaolderhealth improvementpolicy compliance
Reads: 151