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Table 1 Definition of terms used in this study

From: Claims data analysis of medical specialist utilization among nursing home residents and community-dwelling older people

Community-dwelling older people = all older people living at home who are either with or without need of long-term care
Older people not in need of long-term care = older people who live at home and have no assessed need of long-term care
Older people in need of long-term care = older people with assessed need of long-term according to § 14, German Social Code Book XI (includes both nursing home residents and home care recipients)
Nursing home residents = people with assessed need of long-term care according to § 14, German Social Code Book XI who live in a nursing home
Home care recipients = people with assessed need of long-term care according to § 14, German Social Code Book XI who live at home and obtain professional or informal long-term care