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Determinants of received long-term care – Individual responses to regional nursing home provisions

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  • Adam Pilny

    () (Rheinisch-Westfälisches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung
    Ruhr-University Bochum)

  • Magdalena A. Stroka

    () (Rheinisch-Westfälisches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung
    Ruhr-University Bochum
    WINEG - Scientific Institute of TK for Benefit and Efficiency in Health Care)

Abstract

Abstract Existing literature analyzing the choice of received long-term care by frail elderly (65+ years) predominantly focuses on physical and psychological conditions of elderly people as factors that influence the decision for a particular type of care. Until now, however, the regional in-patient long-term care supply has been neglected as influential factor in this decision-making process. In this study, we analyze the determinants of received long-term care in Germany by explicitly taking the regional supply of nursing homes into account. We estimate a multinomial probit model to illustrate this decision-making process. Therefore, within this discrete choice setting we distinguish between all available types of long-term care in Germany, i.e. four different types of formal and informal care provision. We find that the decision for long-term in-patient care is significantly correlated with the regional supply of nursing home beds, while controlling for physical and psychological conditions of the individual.

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  • Adam Pilny & Magdalena A. Stroka, 2016. "Determinants of received long-term care – Individual responses to regional nursing home provisions," Health Care Management Science, Springer, vol. 19(4), pages 326-337, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:kap:hcarem:v:19:y:2016:i:4:d:10.1007_s10729-015-9333-3
    DOI: 10.1007/s10729-015-9333-3
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