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Title
Racial and ethnic differences in hospitalization rates among aged Medicare beneficiaries, 1988
First Author
Eggers, Paul W
Date of Pub
2000 Summer
Pages
91-105
Volume
21
Issue
4
Other Authors
Greenburg, Linda G
Abstract
Efforts to study racial variations in access to health care for minorities other than black persons have been hampered by a paucity of data. The Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA) has made efforts in the past few years to enhance the racial codes on the Medicare enrollment files to include Hispanic, Asian Americans, and Native American designations. This study examines hospitalization rates by these more detailed racial/ethnic groupings. The results show black, Hispanic, and native American aged beneficiaries compared with white beneficiaries have higher hospitalization rates. Asian American beneficiaries have lower hospitalization rates. Rates of revascularization - coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) and percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA) - are lower for black, Hispanic, and Native American beneficiaries compared with white beneficiaries, while rates for Asian Americans are similar to rates for white beneficiaries.
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MeSH
Asian Americans/statistics & numerical data : Blacks/statistics & numerical data : Hispanic Americans/statistics & numerical data : Aged : Cardiovascular Diseases : Health Care Financing Administration : Hospitalization : Native Americans : Surgical Procedures, Operative/utilization : United States : Whites/statistics & numerical data
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