|Title||Resident medical care utilization patterns in continuing care retirement communities|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||1993|
|Authors||Ruchlin H.S, Morris S., Morris J.N|
|Journal||Health Care Financing Review|
|Keywords||*Housing for the Elderly/ec [Economics], *Medicare/ut [Utilization], *Utilization Review/sn [Statistics & Numerical Data], Aged, Comparative Study, Data Collection, Female, Health Expenditures/sn [Statistics & Numerical Data], Human, Medicare/sn [Statistics & Numerical Data], Multivariate Analysis, Residence Characteristics, Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S., United States|
This article presents the findings of an evaluation of medical care service utilization by two elderly cohorts: one living in continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs) and the other living in traditional community settings. CCRC residents' overall use of Medicare-covered medical services did not differ significantly from that of the traditional community-residing elders. Both groups incurred annual per capita expenditures of approximately $2,000. In their last year of life, however, CCRC residents displayed significantly lower expenditures for hospital care ($3,854 versus $7,268) but higher expenditures for Medicare or non-Medicare-covered nursing home care ($5,565 versus $3,533).
|Alternate Journal||Health Care Financ Rev|