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Title
Hospitalizations for injury among Medicaid children: California, 1992.
First Author
Baugh, David K
Date of Pub
1998 Summer
Pages
129-147
Volume
19
Issue
4
Other Authors
Boschert, Richard; Hakim, Rosemarie B; Rotwein, Suzanne
Abstract
Little is known about the incidence and cost of injuries for Medicaid children. This article provides data on hospitalization utilization and payments for injuries among Medicaid children, using the Health Care Financing Administration's (HCFA) State Medicaid Research Files. During 1992, there were nearly 17,000 injury hospitalizations for California's Medicaid children (758 per 100,000 enrollees), representing over $93 million in program payments. The most frequent injury hospitalizations were fractures and dislocations. Disabled children and 18- to 20-year-old males experienced the highest hospital utilization rates. These findings will assist Medicaid policymakers in targeting prevention efforts to reduce incidence and program payments for children's injuries.
Abstract Continued
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MeSH
Child : Medicaid/economics/utilization : Disabled Persons : Health Care Financing Administration : Hospitalization/economics/statistics & numerical data/utilization : Human : State : United States
NTIS Number
PB2000-102913