Admission Severity and Mortality Rates Among Rural and Urban Nursing Facility Residents with Dementia (Research & Policy Brief)

Date
09/2001
Description

Assesses whether the potentially higher utilization of nursing facility services in rural communities can be attributed to differences in use patterns by older adults with dementia. Specifically, addresses the question of whether rural nursing facility residents with dementia are less impaired at the time of their admission to a nursing facility than urban residents with dementia.

Center
Maine Rural Health Research Center
Authors
Elise Bolda, Kimberly Mooney Murray