DAVID L. RABIN, M.D., M.P.H.
The costs and quality of care for the aged in nursing homes have become matters of great national concern. The concern for costs is understandable. Nearly 30% of the nation's health care bill is accounted for by 11 % of the population who are over 65. In 1977, 23% of health care costs for the elderly were nursing home costs; over half this cost came from public funds. About 5% of persons 65 and over are in nursing homes (1 112 000 persons), and projections from current trends to the year 2000 indicate that the aged nursing home population will
RABIN DL. Physician Care in Nursing Homes. Ann Intern Med. 1981;94:126–128. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-94-1-126
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