A new study finds that more post-acute care isn’t always better

June 26, 2018

A new study comparing the health outcomes of more than 300,000 Medicare patients who completed rehabilitation therapy after hospitalization for hip fractures found that more care may not translate to better long-term health.

The study, conducted by researchers at Brown University’s School of Public Health and published in PLOS Medicine, found that patients covered under Medicare’s fee-for-service plan spent an average of 31 days in nursing homes following hip fracture hospitalization. In contrast, those covered under Medicare Advantage spent 25 days in nursing homes. READ MORE