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March 1995

Home-sweet-home health care

Laura Freeman

Lower costs of home care versus hospital care, advancing technology, and expansion of Medicare benefits are some of the reasons home health services is the fastest growing segment of the health services industry. Employment in the home health care industry has grown 5 times faster than the average for all health industries. This article profiles the home health care industry, examining the impact of Medicare on, the cost effectiveness of, and technological advances in home health care.

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