The impact of quality on cost in the provision of long-term care.

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Abstract

Regulatory and reimbursement policies in the health care industry have generally been developed on the assumption that a trade-off exists between quality enhancement and cost control. In this study of 494 proprietary, nonprofit, and government nursing home facilities in New York State, I examined the relationship between quality and costs while controlling for facility characteristics and resident characteristics. I found that although the capital-intensive aspects of patient care quality make a significant impact on costs, the labor-intensive aspects of patient care quality do not. I discuss the policy implications of these findings.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)293-302
Number of pages10
JournalInquiry
Volume22
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 1 1985
Externally publishedYes

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Long-Term Care
Patient Care
Costs and Cost Analysis
Health Care Sector
Cost Control
costs
Nursing Homes
patient care
Quality Control
Economics
nursing home
health care
resident
labor
industry

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health Policy
  • Nursing(all)
  • Health(social science)
  • Health Professions(all)

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The impact of quality on cost in the provision of long-term care. / Ullmann, Steven.

In: Inquiry, Vol. 22, No. 3, 01.09.1985, p. 293-302.

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