4182.0 Healthcare Utilization and Costs

Tuesday, October 30, 2012: 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
This session addresses various aspects of the issues related to health outcomes and health care utilization among the elderly population, including the Medicare and nursing managed health centers, mental health patients' Long-Term Care institutionalization upon hospital discharge (using the 2007-2009 National Hospital Discharge Survey data), chronic conditions and U.S. health care, the cost and utilization patterns of aging medication, and the ventilator-associated pneumonia among the elderly In Long-Term Care hospitals: 2005 2010.
Session Objectives: 1. Describe the demographic characteristics of the Medicare population that utilizes the nurse managed health center for primary care. 2. To examine the factors associated with utilizing a LTC institution upon hospital discharge, analyzing these factors in both working-age and older populations. 3. Compare healthcare costs for Medicare beneficiaries with and without various chronic conditions. 4. To examine incremental per member per year costs and utilization for pharmacy benefits on medications related to the process of aging medications. 5. Describe the increasing problem of ventilator-associated pneumonia for elderly Medicare ventilator patients in Long-term care Hospitals and its impact on resource use, costs and outcomes.

Painting a portrait of utilization: Medicare and nursing managed health centers
Jennifer Bellot, PhD RN MHSA CNE and Sarah J. Powell, MA
Chronic conditions and U.S. health care
Erkan Erdem, PhD and Sergio Prada, PhD
Aging Medications: Cost and Utilization Patterns
Reethi Iyengar, PhD, Rochelle Henderson, PhD, Yuhong Tian, PhD and Bradey Gotto, PharmD

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Organized by: Aging & Public Health
Endorsed by: Health Administration

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH) , Masters Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES)

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