A public health model of Medicaid emergency room use.
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Fanning, Thomas R
This study builds a public health model of Medicaid emergency room use for 57 upstate counties in New York from 1985 to 1987.
The principle explanatory variables are primary care use (based in physicians' offices, freestanding clinics, and hospital
outpatient departments), the concentration of poverty, and geographic and hospital availability. These factors influence the
emergency room use of all Medicaid aid categories apart from the Supplemental Security Income recipients. Inherent in these
findings are a number of policy implications that are explored in this article.
Aid to Families with Dependent Children/utilization : Catchment Area (Health) : Emergency Service, Hospital/utilization :
Health Services Misuse/statistics & numerical data : Medicaid/utilization : Models, Statistical : New York : Poverty Areas
: Primary Health Care/utilization : Regression Analysis : Rural Population : United States : Urban Population