Variations in Service Use in the Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE): Is More Better?
Temkin-Greener H, Bajorska A, Mukamel DB. Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci.2008;63(7): 731-738. http://biomedgerontology.oxfordjournals.org/content/63/7/731.abstract?sid=565d77dd-7d89-4ba5-a8b6-7df5bc49e08a. Accessed July 24, 2014. Background: To date, there has been little empirical evidence about the relationship between service use and risk-adjusted functional outcomes among the frail, chronically ill elderly population. The Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) offers a unique model within which to investigate this relationship. We examine variation in the risk-adjusted utilization of acute, rehabilitative, and supportive services in PACE, and assess whether use of these services is associated with risk-adjusted functional outcomes.