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The cost effectiveness of post-acute care for elderly Medicare beneficiaries

Inquiry - Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association

Author: Chen, Q., Kane, R. L., Finch, M. D.
Type: Journal Article
Year: 2000


This article presents the findings of a cost-benefit analysis study of post-acute care (PAC) in different settings. The analysis found that home health care was more cost effective than PAC is skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) or rehabilitation facilities. The cost effectiveness for home health care was also more favorable relative to being home without formal care. Post-acute care in SNFs was not cost effective compared to being home without formal care. The cost-effectiveness analysis showed mixed support for PAC in rehabilitation facilities. The authors conclude that these results, and the use of cost-effectiveness analysis in general, provide a basis for a more efficient medicare reimbursement system for PAC. Includes multinomial logit equation and tables.

Further Details

Pages: 359
Volume: 37
Issue: 4
Accession Number: August, 2010
Research Notes: Electronic copy added 21/08/2013
Keywords: HomeHealthcare
Reads: 132