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Title
Hospital utilization and expenditures in a Medicaid population.
First Author
Buczko, William
Date of Pub
1989 Fall
Pages
35-47
Volume
11
Issue
1
Other Authors
N/A
Abstract
Determinants of hospital utilization and expenditures are analyzed for Medicaid enrollees in the State Medicaid household sample portion of the National Medical Care Utilization and Expenditure Survey who were continuously enrolled throughout 1980. Health status measures were the best predictors of both the probability of hospitalization and total hospitalizations. Children covered by Aid to Families with Dependent Children were the Medicaid enrollees least likely to be hospitalized. Number of hospital days, surgery, and California residence directly increased hospital expenditures. Conditions responsible for hospitalization increased hospital expenditures indirectly by increasing the number of hospital days and the probability of surgery.
Abstract Continued
N/A
MeSH
Aid to Families with Dependent Children/utilization : California : Data Collection : Disease : Health Expenditures/statistics & numerical data : Health Status Indicators : Hospitals/utilization : Human : Medicaid/utilization : Michigan : Models, Statistical : New York : Probability : Regression Analysis : Surgery : Texas : United States
NTIS Number
PB90-146705