1st Edition

The Nursing Home Market Supply and Demand for the Elderly

By Jeffrey A. Rhoades Copyright 1998
    162 Pages
    by Routledge

    160 Pages
    by Routledge

    First published in 1998. While previous studies have explored factors affecting the utilization of nursing home care by the elderly, few have used a nationally representative sample, and fewer still have investigated how price as well as supply affects utilization. The major purpose of this study is to model the effects of supply and demand for nursing home care on the utilization of such care by the elderly. A price elasticity of demand for nursing home care is estimated and factors affecting the supply and demand for nursing home care, and ultimately its utilization, are elucidated.

    Chapter I. Introduction Chapter II. Review of Literature Chapter III. Methodology Chapter IV. Results Chapter V. Discussion


    Jeffrey A. Rhoades

    "The authorrgues that only by understanding the determinants of supply and demand for nursing home care can one expect to have any hope of understanding the potential impact of proposed nursing home care policy on utilization by the elderly." -- Abstracts of Public Administration, Development, and Environment