Is Formal Long-term Care Services Utilization determined by Caregivers

Is Formal Long-term Care Services Utilization determined by Caregivers

Nurse with Patient

December 2014

The well-established Andersen and Newman Framework of Health Service Utilization posits that care recipient and service provider factors influence utilization of various health services. Evidence in the past decade suggests that caregiver factors may also play an important role in the utilization of formal long-term care services (LTCS). However, no systematic quantitative review examining the contribution of caregiver factors on LTCS utilization has been conducted. A meta-analytic review will be conducted to summarize the knowledge on this literature, and propose a model of factors for LTCS service utilization.