The completion of this manuscript was supported in part by FIRST award I R29 NRO2000-01 from the National Center for Nursing Research, Public Health Service, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Information Needs in Home Care: A Review and Analysis
Article first published online: 5 MAY 2007
Public Health Nursing
Volume 7, Issue 2, pages 65–70, June 1990
How to Cite
Helberg, J. L. (1990), Information Needs in Home Care: A Review and Analysis. Public Health Nursing, 7: 65–70. doi: 10.1111/j.1525-1446.1990.tb00614.x
- Issue published online: 5 MAY 2007
- Article first published online: 5 MAY 2007
Before prospective payment can be implemented in home care, providers and administrators in home care agencies require information in a variety of areas. This article reviews the literature on several factors likely to influence the market for home care services, including hospital use trends, the response to diagnosis-related groups by home care agencies, proposed reimbursement patterns, patient disease and demographic profiles, and patient needs. Research must be conducted in several areas before prospective payment can be implemented in home care.