Catastrophic acute and long-term care costs: risks faced by disabled elderly persons.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

This article presents an empirical analysis of the extent to which acute and long-term care cause disabled elderly persons to incur catastrophic costs. We found that the proportion of those people whose out-of-pocket costs exceed 20% of income rises from 20% (when only acute care costs are measured) to 30% (when long-term care costs are included).

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Liu, K; Perozek, M; Manton, K

Published Date

  • June 1993

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 33 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 299 - 307

PubMed ID

  • 8325516

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1758-5341

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0016-9013

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1093/geront/33.3.299


  • eng