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Title
High-cost users of medical care.
First Author
Garfinkel, Steven A
Date of Pub
1988 Summer
Pages
41-52
Volume
9
Issue
4
Other Authors
Iannacchione, Vincent G; Riley, Gerald F
Abstract
Based on data from the National Medical Care Utilization and Expenditure Survey, the 10 percent of the noninstitutionalized U.S. population that incurred the highest medical care charges was responsible for 75 percent of all incurred charges. Health status was the strongest predictor of high-cost use, followed by economic factors. Persons 65 years of age or over incurred far higher costs than younger persons and had higher out-of-pocket costs, absolutely and as a percentage of income, although they were more likely to be insured.
Abstract Continued
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MeSH
Health Expenditures : Health Status Indicators : Health Surveys : Adult : Age Factors : Aged : Data Collection : Demography : Human : Middle Age : Models, Theoretical : Personal Health Services/utilization : Regression Analysis : Sex Factors : Socioeconomic Factors : United States
NTIS Number
PB89-100663