Does long-term care insurance affect the length of stay in hospitals for the elderly in Korea?: a difference-in-difference method

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BACKGROUND This study examines the effects of long-term care insurance (LTCI) on the length of stay (LoS) of senior citizens under the national health insurance of Korea. METHODS The subjects include 3,903,448 people aged 65 and over as of July 1, 2008 when the LTCI was introduced in Korea. This study uses their panel data which traced the records of… (More)
DOI: 10.1186/s12913-014-0630-1

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