The cost of institutional care in Alzheimer's disease: nursing home and hospital use in a prospective cohort.

@article{Welch1992TheCO,
  title={The cost of institutional care in Alzheimer's disease: nursing home and hospital use in a prospective cohort.},
  author={H Gilbert Welch and John S Walsh and Eric B. Larson},
  journal={Journal of the American Geriatrics Society},
  year={1992},
  volume={40 3},
  pages={221-4}
}
OBJECTIVE To assess the nursing home and hospital use of patients with Alzheimer's Type Dementia. DESIGN A prospective cohort study of 126 patients entered into an Alzheimer's disease registry after diagnosis at a university hospital clinic between 1980 and 1982. Only four patients were in nursing homes at enrollment. MEASUREMENTS AND MAIN RESULTS Data regarding nursing home use came from the registry and the individual nursing homes themselves. Hospital-use data were obtained using… CONTINUE READING

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