publication . Article . 1995

Rural-Urban Differences in Nursing Home Access, Quality and Cost

Wei Yu; Garnett L. Bradford;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 1995 Journal: Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics, volume 27, pages 446-459 (issn: 1074-0708, eissn: 2056-7405, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press (CUP)
<jats:title>Abstract</jats:title><jats:p>Rural-urban differences in the supply of nursing home services are hypothesized to be jointly affected by competitive and regulatory forces, government policies, and the cost structure. Study findings indicate that rural services are slightly less accessible and lower in quality. A translog cost share function reveals no difference in the operating cost structure of rural and urban homes. Cost shares for nursing care are directly related to the degree of skilled nursing provided by homes. Significant scale economies were not detected for any of the major operating costs.</jats:p>
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Medical Subject Headings: health care economics and organizations
free text keywords: Agricultural and Biological Sciences (miscellaneous), Economics and Econometrics, Rural health care, Nursing homes, Cost structure, Health Economics and Policy,, Cost share, Public policy, Nursing care, Labour economics, Operating cost, Skilled Nursing, Economies of scale, Cost structure, Nursing homes, Business
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