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Long-Term Care Service Supply: Levels and Behavior

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In this paper, the authors attempt to describe the current supply of institutional long-term care and to discuss the developments in the last 20 years that have affected that supply. The have not attempted to model quantitatively the growth of institutional care or its variation across areas. Earlier attempts to do so indicated the processes determining the levels and growth of such care were too complex for simple modeling and that data available were either too sparse or crude to support more sophisticated efforts. [99 PDF pages]