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|Title:||Trends in Skilled Nursing Facility and Swing Bed Use in Rural Areas Following the Medicare Modernization Act of 2003. (Final Report #101, April 2011)|
|Abstract:||This study analyzes changes in facility-based post-acute skilled care availability (swing bed care) and use in recent years. It links hospital and skilled nursing facility Medicare Cost Reports with county demographic information and the results are presented for different levels of rurality and, in the case of hospital-based care, for hospitals paid under the prospective payment system and critical access hospitals. The report includes tables, figures, and references.|
|Size:||8 1/2" x 11"|
|Author(s):||Kristin L. Reiter, PhD, Victoria A. Freeman, RN, DrPH|