A comparison of the medical care utilization of children with severe asthma according to insurance type was performed.
Subjects were grouped by which type of insurance they had : capitated, fee for service, or Medicaid insurance.
Medical records were coded into utilization categories, by presenting complaint, sick-or well-child visit, and if a generalist or specialist provided care during the visit.
The Medicaid group had less specialist, sick-child care than the groups with capitated or fee for service insurance.
The Medicaid group also had more emergency room visits than the other two groups.
The three groups had a similar amount of total physician/clinic visits.
Even though similar care was shown to be available for those with Medicaid insurance, this low resource group often uses expensive emergency room care.
Mots-clés Pascal : Asthme, Indice gravité, Enfant, Homme, Assurance maladie, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Traitement, Prescription médicale, Exploration, Appareil respiratoire pathologie, Bronchopneumopathie obstructive
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Asthma, Severity score, Child, Human, Health insurance, United States, North America, America, Treatment, Medical prescription, Exploration, Respiratory disease, Obstructive pulmonary disease
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 99-0291187
Code Inist : 002B11B. Création : 16/11/1999.