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Title
A comparison of Medicaid and non-Medicaid obstetrical care in California.
First Author
Howell, Embry M
Date of Pub
1991 Summer
Pages
1-16
Volume
12
Issue
4
Other Authors
Herz, Elicia J; Hirsch, Marilyn B; Wang, Ruey H
Abstract
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.
Abstract Continued
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MeSH
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
NTIS Number
PB2001-105731