Nursing home resident assessment and case-mix classification: cross-national perspectives

TitleNursing home resident assessment and case-mix classification: cross-national perspectives
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1992
AuthorsClauser S.B, Fries B.E
JournalHealth Care Financing Review
Volume13
Issue4
Pagination135-55
Date PublishedSummer
Accession Number10122002
Keywords*Diagnosis-Related Groups/cl [Classification], *Health Resources/ut [Utilization], *Long-Term Care/cl [Classification], *Nursing Homes/ut [Utilization], Activities of Daily Living/cl [Classification], Aged, Aged, 80 and over, Asia, Australia, Comparative Study, Data Collection/st [Standards], Diagnosis-Related Groups/sn [Statistics & Numerical Data], Europe, Forms and Records Control/mt [Methods], Frail Elderly/sn [Statistics & Numerical Data], Geriatric Assessment/cl [Classification], Homes for the Aged/cl [Classification], Homes for the Aged/ut [Utilization], Human, Inpatients/cl [Classification], Nursing Homes/cl [Classification], United States, United States Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Abstract

Two broadly applied systems in the United States, the National Resident Assessment Instrument/Minimum Data Set and the Resource Utilization Groups, have provided new insight into the quality, delivery, and financing of nursing home care. In this article, the authors describe research efforts in eight other nations to translate, validate, and use one or both systems to understand their own long-term care systems. This consortium of studies, using common instruments, provides potential cross-national analyses that capitalize on differences in practice patterns and system designs to address critical policy issues.

Alternate JournalHealth Care Financ Rev