Charles D. Phillips, PhD

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Completed Projects - (3)

Medicaid Budget Cuts: Effects on Rural Nursing Homes and Rural Elderly and Disabled
This project will investigate whether nursing home quality and access to nursing home care have eroded in rural areas as a result of changes in Medicare payments or reductions in Medicaid nursing home payments from 2000-2003.
Research center: Southwest Rural Health Research Center
Topics: Aging, Disabilities, Long term care, Medicaid and S-CHIP
Nursing Home Quality: A Comparison between Rural and Non-Rural Nursing Homes
The research examines the effect of location (rural/non-rural) on the characteristics of nursing homes and residents, and on various indicators of quality of care.
Research center: Southwest Rural Health Research Center
Topics: Long term care, Quality, Rural statistics and demographics
Quality Differences between Rural and Non-Rural Nursing Homes
Research center: Southwest Rural Health Research Center
Topics: Long term care, Quality

Publications - (4)

  • Assisted Living In Rural America: Results from a National Survey
    Southwest Rural Health Research Center
    Date: 03/2005
    Examines the assisted living industry in metropolitan and rural areas. Results indicate that assisted living was largely a private-pay form of long-term care and was more common in metropolitan than rural areas. Findings suggest that assisted living will make only a marginal contribution to meeting the needs in rural areas.
  • Differences Between Newly Admitted Nursing Home Residents in Rural and Nonrural Areas in a National Sample
    Southwest Rural Health Research Center
    Date: 02/2006
    This research investigates whether differences in acuity are a function of differences in resident payer status and occur for both individuals admitted for short stays, with Medicare as payer, and those needing chronic care.
  • Nursing Homes in Rural and Urban Areas, 2000
    Southwest Rural Health Research Center
    Date: 02/2003
    There are higher percentages of elderly population in and the utilization rates of nursing homes are higher in rural areas. Overall, problems in rural nursing homes are at a much higher risk for poor outcomes, but it is most apparent in extremely isolated rural areas.
  • Nursing Homes In Rural And Urban Areas, 2001
    Southwest Rural Health Research Center
    Date: 06/2004
    Chart book providing descriptive data on the entire population of longer-stay nursing home residents in the country in calendar year 2001 and categorizing them according to the rurality of the nursing home in which they receive care in an effort to address questions related to residents' characteristics and quality of care.