Home Health Care Visits


Lead Author(s): 

Edward H. Yelin, PhD
Miriam Cisternas, MA

Supporting Author(s): 

Sylvia I. Watkins-Castillo, PhD

Despite widespread concerns that an aging population would use an increasing amount of home health care, there is no evidence that this is occurring. Both the proportion of persons with a musculoskeletal disease using home health care and the average number of home health care visits declined slightly in the past 13 years. Only 4.9% of persons reported any home health care visits in 2009 to 2011, with an average of 3.8 visits incurred. The total number of home health care visits to persons with a musculoskeletal disease rose from 296.3 million to 389.5 million, entirely due to population increase. (Reference Table 10.2 PDF CSV)      
Total and Mean Number of Home Health Care Visits for Persons with Musculoskeletal Diseases, United States 1996-2011  


  • 2014

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