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Wysocki A, Butler M, Kane RL, Kane RA, Shippee T, Sainfort F. Long-term care for older adults: a review of home and community-based services versus institutional care. Rockville: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). Comparative Effectiveness Review No. 81. 2012
To compare long-term care (LTC) for older adults delivered through Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) with care provided in nursing homes (NHs) by evaluating (1) the characteristics of older adults served through HCBS and in NHs; (2) the impact of HCBS and NH care on outcome trajectories of older adults; and (3) the per person costs of HCBS and NH care, costs for other services such as acute care, and family burden.
Determining whether and how the delivery of LTC through HCBS versus NHs affects outcome trajectories of older adults is difficult due to scant evidence and the methodological limitations of studies reviewed. More and better research is needed to draw robust conclusions about how the setting of care delivery influences the outcomes and costs of LTC for older adults.
Subject indexing assigned by CRD
Health Services for the Aged; Homes for the Aged; Long-Term Cares; Nursing Homes
Country of organisation
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Address for correspondence
AHRQ, Center for Outcomes and Evidence Technology Assessment Program, 540 Gaither Road, Rockville, MD 20850, USA Email: AHRQTAP@ahrq.hhs.gov
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