The effect of nursing home use on Medicaid eligibility.

Journal Article

Presented are results of a descriptive analysis of the effects of nursing home use on Medicaid eligibility status. Data from the 1982 and 1984 National Long-Term Care Surveys were used to track a cohort of disabled elderly persons residing in the community in 1982 over the 2 years that followed. Although 12% spent some time in nursing homes between 1982 and 1984, about 40% was for short stays. In contrast to persons who did not use nursing homes, persons who entered nursing homes had a 4- to 5-fold risk of spending down to Medicaid eligibility.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Liu, K; Manton, KG

Published Date

  • February 1989

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 29 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 59 - 66

PubMed ID

  • 2502476

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0016-9013

Language

  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States