Border-crossing adjustment and personal health care spending by state.
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This article presents the results of a pioneering effort by the Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA) to measure interstate
border crossing for services used by Medicare and non-Medicare beneficiaries. A major focus is to provide estimates of per
capita expenditures by State for individual services. Such estimates are not possible without adjustment for interstate border-crossing
flows. This is HCFA's first attempt to furnish a unified per capita personal health care expenditures data base comprising
all services and covering total population. The study also analyzes interstate differences in expenditure flows by computing
rates of inflow and outflow of expenditures, and highlights Medicare/non-Medicare flow differences.
Catchment Area (Health)/economics/statistics & numerical data : Health Expenditures/classification/statistics & numerical
data : Health Services Research/methods : Insurance, Health/utilization : Medically Uninsured/statistics & numerical data
: Medicare/utilization : Personal Health Services/economics/utilization : Seasons : Travel : United States : United States
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