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Title
Disparities in Medicare services: Potential causes, plausible explanations, and recommendations
First Author
Gornick, Marian
Date of Pub
2000 Summer
Pages
23-43
Volume
21
Issue
4
Other Authors
N/A
Abstract
Race/ethnicity and socioeconomic status (SES) are associated with the use of Medicare services. In this article, the author juxtaposes disparities in health outcome measures (including death rates for heart disease, cancer, and stroke) with disparities in the use of elective services expected to improve health, and with disparities in the use of non-elective services associated with poor management of chronic disease. This approach is intended to provide information for judging (a) the reasonableness of the explanations offered for disparities in Medicare utilization and (b) the recommendations made to effect changes.
Abstract Continued
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MeSH
Chronic Disease : Ethnic Groups : Heart Diseases/mortality : Medicare/statistics & numerical data/utilization : Outcome Assessment (Health Care) : Socioeconomic Factors : Support, non-U.S. Gov't : United States
NTIS Number
N/A