The market for long-term care services.

Abstract

Although a large literature has established the importance of market and regulatory forces within the long-term care sector, current research in this field is limited by a series of data, measurement, and methodological issues. This paper provides a comprehensive review of these issues with an emphasis on identifying initiatives that will increase the volume and quality of long-term care research. Recommendations include: the construction of standard measures of long-term care market boundaries, the broader dissemination of market and regulatory data, the linkage of survey-based data with market measures, the encouragement of further market-based studies of noninstitutional long-term care settings, and the standardization of Medicaid cost data.

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@article{Grabowski2008TheMF, title={The market for long-term care services.}, author={David C. Grabowski}, journal={Inquiry : a journal of medical care organization, provision and financing}, year={2008}, volume={45 1}, pages={58-74} }