A comparison of Medicaid and non-Medicaid obstetrical care in California.
Howell, Embry M
Date of Pub
Herz, Elicia J; Hirsch, Marilyn B; Wang, Ruey H
The use of prenatal care and rates of low birth weight were examined among four groups of women who delivered in California
in October 1983. Medicaid paid for the deliveries of two groups, and two groups were not so covered. The analyses suggest
that longer Medicaid enrollment improved the use of prenatal care. The association between prenatal care and birth weight
was less clear. For women under Medicaid, measures of infant and maternal morbidity, hospital characteristics, and Medicaid
eligibility were all statistically related to charges, payments, and length of stay for the delivery hospitalization.
Adolescence : Adult : California : Comparative Study : Eligibility Determination : Ethnic Groups/statistics & numerical data
: Female : Human : Infant, Low Birth Weight : Infant, Newborn : Insurance, Health/statistics & numerical data : Medicaid/statistics
& numerical data : Multivariate Analysis : Obstetrics/economics : Poverty Areas : Pregnancy : Pregnancy Outcome/economics
: Prenatal Care/economics : Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S. : United States