Abstract

This paper uses data from the 1999 NLTCS and NHIS surveys to compute Long Term Care (LTC) prevalence rates. We develop several triggers, evaluate a test of cognitive ability, and compute prevalence rates for each trigger. We develop a model to compute LTC incidence rates based on the prevalence data. We find that incidence is a strictly increasing function of age and that there is a sharp increase in incidence rates starting at age ninety.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2005

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Restricted-WPI community only

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