cluster care


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cluster care

A system of home care for older adults that allows the needs of many clients who live in proximity to be met by a team of workers.
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Operating within the constraints of a relatively modest budget and an intervention that by its very nature could not be tested via a randomized controlled study, we conducted the cluster care evaluation, employing a quasi-experimental pretest-posttest design and statistical methods to control for nonequivalence between the intervention and comparison sites.
The cluster care intervention has such compelling face validity for containing costs, reinforced by the findings of this empirical evaluation, that Medicaid policymakers are probably already working on diffusing cluster care to more sites in New York City and to other cities around the country.