Physician utilization and expenditures in a Medicaid population.
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The determinants of physician visit utilization and expenditures for the full-year Medicaid enrollees in the State Medicaid
household survey portion of the National Medical Care Utilization and Expenditure Survey are analyzed in this article. The
regression analyses for the probability of a physician visit, for number of physician visits, and for physician visit expenditures
underscore the importance of perceived health status as a determinant of both physician utilization and expenditures. Other
important determinants of physician utilization and expenditures were regular source of care, State, enrollment group, sex,
and family size.
Physicians : Data Collection : Health Expenditures : Health Status : Medicaid/utilization : Office Visits : Personal Health
Services/utilization : Probability : Regression Analysis : Socioeconomic Factors : Statistics : United States