The effect of major and minor depression on medicare home healthcare services use Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Depressive Disorder
  • Home Care Services

abstract

  • It seems likely that any potential incremental depression effect on utilization is being offset by the transitional medical state of the patients that entered Medicare home healthcare directly from a hospital, nursing home, or rehabilitation facility, and the overall severity of disability and chronic illness present in long-term home healthcare patients. Further research is required to determine whether similar findings occur in other home healthcare agencies and whether these are present under the current Medicare Prospective Payment System reimbursement mechanism.

publication date

  • April 2009

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed Central ID

  • PMC2761820

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1111/j.1532-5415.2009.02186.x

PubMed ID

  • 19392959

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 669

end page

  • 75

volume

  • 57

number

  • 4