Aged deaths: The nursing home and community differential: 1976

C. E. McConnel, F. Deljavan

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Abstract

This research uses national level mortality data from the National Nursing Home Survey of 1977 and other sources to measure the differential in community and nursing home death rates. Although the nursing home mortality rate is estimated to be 2 to 2.5 times the age-standardized community rate, evidence is presented that suggests that the mortality differential does not represent an 'excess' mortality risk attributable to institutionalization per se.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)318-323
Number of pages6
JournalGerontologist
Volume22
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1982

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gerontology
  • Geriatrics and Gerontology

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