Although it is tempting to chart milestones in medical care for the aged according to crises and their "breakthrough" responses, it is more accurate to recognize the ongoing evolution of care. The author examines six indicators of change, each with potential to be positive or negative in the years to come: (1) the special characteristics of an aging population, (2) the problem of medical care costs and expenditures, (3) the distribution of nursing home beds, (4) incentive reimbursement experiments, (5) areawide planning, and (6) some continuing problems in the administration of the Medicare program. The author makes several suggestions of how to proceed effectively in these areas, painting a broad picture of trends that the medical field could follow in the years ahead.
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Bernstein, Leon. Medical Care of the Aged: Some Decisions to be Faced. Journal of Jewish Communal Service. Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA),National Conference of Jewish Communal Service. Summer 1970: