Post-Acute Care Trajectories for Rural Medicare Beneficiaries: Planned versus Actual Hospital Discharges to Skilled Nursing Facilities and Home Health Agencies
Examines care transitions among rural fee-for-service Medicare beneficiaries following discharge from an acute care hospital. Compares planned and actual discharges to home health agencies and skilled nursing facilities. Discusses implications of these findings on rural healthcare policy and practice.
Tracy M. Mroz, Lisa A. Garberson, C. Holly A. Andrilla, et al.
WWAMI Rural Health Research Center
Care coordination · Home health · Hospitals · Long-term care · Medicare · Post-acute care