Patterns Of Post-Acute Utilization In Rural And Urban Communities: Home Health, Skilled Nursing, and Inpatient Medical Rehabilitation

Date
03/2005
Description

Describes rural Medicare beneficiaries' patterns of post-acute utilization of home health services, skilled nursing facilities, and inpatient rehabilitation facilities. This study provides baseline data that policymakers, researchers, and others who are interested in rural health care issues may use to monitor how changes in Medicare policies affect access to post-acute care in rural areas.

Center
NORC Walsh Center for Rural Health Analysis
Authors
Janet Sutton