Date of Award
School of Social Work
Dr. Richard Lyle
The purpose of the study is to analyze the difference in the utilization of prescribed medications by Medicaid and Medicare recipients. This study examines problems many individuals in longterm care facilities face, when they are medicare recipients and unable to receive medical care which is as adequate as those who are beneficiaries of Medicaid. This study involved thirty residents, divided equally into two groups. They resided in a small long-term care facility located in Fulton County (Georgia). Findings revealed that Medicare recipients tend to visit their health providers less frequently, purchase fewer prescribed medications, and therefore, receive less adequate medical care than Medicaid recipients.
Nash, Lucilla A.D., "An analysis of the utilization of selected prescribed medical services by Medicaid and Medicare recipients" (1989). ETD Collection for AUC Robert W. Woodruff Library. 3754.