Long-term care providers and services users in the United States, 2015-2016.
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Long-term care providers and services users in the United States, 2015-2016.

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      Objective: This report presents the most current national results from the National Study of Long-Term Care Providers (NSLTCP) conducted by the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) to describe providers and services users in five major sectors of paid, regulated long-term care services in the United States. Methods: Data sources include NCHS surveys of adult day services centers and residential care communities (covers 2016 data year) and administrative records from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services on home health agencies, hospices, and nursing homes (covers 2015 and 2016 data years). Results: This report provides information on the supply, organizational characteristics, staffing, and services offered by providers; and the demographic, health, and functional composition, and adverse events among users of these services. Services users include residents of nursing homes and residential care communities, patients of home health agencies and hospices, and participants of adult day services centers. This third edition updates “Long-Term Care Providers and Services Users in the United States: Data From the National Study of Long-Term Care Providers, 2013–2014” (available from: https://www.cdcgov/nchs/ data/series/sr_03/sr03_038.pdf). New content in this edition includes an additional service (dietary and nutritional services offered by providers); additional diagnoses (Alzheimer disease, arthritis, asthma, chronic kidney disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, depression, diabetes, heart disease, hypertension, and osteoporosis); overnight hospitalizations among nursing home residents; and estimates by length of stay for selected characteristics (age, sex, race and ethnicity, diagnoses, overnight hospital stays, and falls) for nursing home residents. Conclusion: In 2016, about 65,600 paid, regulated, long-term care services providers in five major sectors served more than 8.3 million people in the United States. Sectors differed in ownership and chain status, and supply varied by region. Long-term care services users varied by sector in their demographic and health characteristics and functional status. Companion products will include: “Long-term Care Providers and Services Users in the United States— State Estimates Supplement: National Study of Long- Term Care Providers, 2015–2016” and “Long-term Care Services Use Rates in the United States—U.S. Maps Supplement: National Study of Long-Term Care Providers, 2015–2016.” NCHS plans to conduct NSLTCP every 2 years. NSLTCP results and publications are available from: https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nsltcp/nsltcp_ products.htm. Suggested citation: Harris-Kojetin L, Sengupta M, Lendon JP, Rome V, Valverde R, Caffrey C. Long-term care providers and services users in the United States, 2015–2016. National Center for Health Statistics. Vital Health Stat 3(43). 2019. CS294600
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