RURAL-URBAN DIFFERENCES IN NURSING HOME ACCESS, QUALITY AND COST

Rural-urban differences in the supply of nursing home services as 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.


Issue Date:
1995-12
Publication Type:
Journal Article
Record Identifier:
http://ageconsearch.umn.edu/record/15260
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/15260
Published in:
Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics, Volume 27, Number 2
Page range:
446-459
Total Pages:
14




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