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Title
What affects rural beneficiaries use of urban and rural hospitals?
First Author
Buczko, William
Date of Pub
1992 Winter
Pages
107-114
Volume
14
Issue
2
Other Authors
N/A
Abstract
Analysis of the Medicare provider analysis record (MEDPAR) data during fiscal years 1984 through 1989 indicates that the proportion of rural Medicare beneficiaries hospitalized in urban hospitals has remained constant during the prospective payment system (PPS). Much of the use of urban hospitals by rural beneficiaries during this period was to obtain specialized care or surgery, as suggested by the analysis, and is consistent with historical patterns of referral of rural patients. Thus, the bypassing of rural hospitals by rural beneficiaries for treatment in urban hospitals has probably not increased during PPS.
Abstract Continued
N/A
MeSH
Catchment Area (Health)/economics/statistics & numerical data : Data Collection : Demography : Diagnosis-Related Groups/statistics & numerical data : Hospitals, Rural/economics/utilization : Hospitals, Urban/economics/utilization : Logistic Models : Medicare/statistics & numerical data/utilization : Multivariate Analysis : United States
NTIS Number
PB2001-105739