Resident medical care utilization patterns in continuing care retirement communities

TitleResident medical care utilization patterns in continuing care retirement communities
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1993
AuthorsRuchlin H.S, Morris S., Morris J.N
JournalHealth Care Financing Review
Date PublishedSummer
Accession Number10133107
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).


Short TitleHealth Care Financ Rev
Alternate JournalHealth Care Financ Rev