Access to hospital care for California and Michigan Medicaid recipients.
Andrews, Roxanne M
Date of Pub
Dodds, Suzanne; Herz, Elicia J; Ruther, Martin M
This article is a comparison of the characteristics of hospitals serving the general population and Medicaid recipients in
California and Michigan, using data from Medicaid uniform claims files and the American Hospital Association Annual Survey
for 1984. A greater concentration of discharges in a small number of "high Medicaid volume" urban and rural hospitals in each
State was observed for Medicaid recipients compared with the general population. In addition, discharge data suggest that
Supplemental Security Income crossovers (individuals covered by both Medicaid and Medicare) and other recipients (mostly children
not enrolled in the Aid to Families with Dependent Children program) receive inpatient care in different hospitals from the
general population as well as from other Medicaid eligibility groups. Medicaid cost-containment policies and differential
access to hospital care are discussed.
California : Comparative Study : Health Services Accessibility/economics : Hospital Bed Capacity : Hospitals, Rural/utilization
: Hospitals, Teaching/utilization : Hospitals, Urban/utilization : Medicaid/statistics & numerical data : Michigan : Ownership/statistics
& numerical data : Patient Discharge/statistics & numerical data : Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S. : United States