Effect of in-home and community-based services on the functional status of elderly in the long-term care insurance system in Japan Full Text
BMC Health Services Research, 08/21/2012
Olivares–Tirado P et al. – The observed effects of in–home and community–based services on disability transition status were considered fairly modest and weak, in terms of their ability to improve or to prevent a decline in functional status. The authors suggest two mechanisms to explain these findings. First, disability transition as a measure of disability progression may not be specific enough to assess changes in functional status of LTCI recipients. Secondly, in–home and community–based services provided in City A, may be inappropriate in terms of intensity, duration or quality of care.