Patterns Of Post-Acute Utilization In Rural and Urban Communities: Home Health, Skilled Nursing, and Inpatient Medical Rehabilitation
Describes rural Medicare beneficiaries' patterns of post-acute utilization of home health services, skilled nursing facilities, and inpatient rehabilitation facilities. Provides baseline data that policymakers, researchers, and others who are interested in rural healthcare issues may use to monitor how changes in Medicare policies affect access to post-acute care in rural areas.
Janet P. Sutton
NORC Walsh Center for Rural Health Analysis
Home health · Medicare · Post-acute care · Rural-urban differences · Statistics and data