Table 134Nursing home average monthly charges per resident, by selected facility characteristics: United States, 1985–2004
[Data are based on reporting by a sample of nursing homes]
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Facility characteristic 1985 1995 1997 1999 2004
Average monthly charge
All facilities$1,508$ 3,132$3,638$3,531$5,690
Nonprofit and government1,6593,2933,8344,0136,214
Both Medicare and Medicaid1,7973,3143,7913,6795,654
Medicare only1,5504,1894,4903,6967,541
Medicaid only1,2672,1672,4482,3966,206
Bed size
Fewer than 50 beds1,133*4,9533,5493,1955,708
50–99 beds1,3942,6883,2073,0715,446
100–199 beds1,5113,0253,6143,6475,696
200 beds or more1,7853,5614,2583,8586,162
Geographic region

* Estimates are considered unreliable. Data preceded by an asterisk have a relative standard error of 20%–30%.

NOTES: Average monthly charge is for the month prior to interview. Charges do not reflect the amount that was paid for care. Residents are persons on the roster of the nursing home as of the night before the survey. Residents for whom beds are maintained even though they may be away on overnight leave or in a hospital are included. People residing in personal care or domiciliary care homes are excluded. See Appendix I, National Nursing Home Survey (NNHS). Numbers have been revised and differ from previous editions of Health, United States.

SOURCE: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics, National Nursing Home Survey.

From: Trend Tables

Cover of Health, United States, 2007
Health, United States, 2007: With Chartbook on Trends in the Health of Americans.
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Hyattsville (MD): National Center for Health Statistics (US); 2007 Nov.

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