To compare emergency department services paid by workers'compensation (WC) with services paid by other payers, a state database of 72,747 emergency department visits for injured adults (ages 21 to 54) in 1996 in Utah was analyzed.
WC visits accounted for 21.6% (15,704) of all adult injury visits.
The mean emergency department charge for WC visits was $282, and the admission rate was 17 per 1000 visits.
The mean charge for other payers was $334, and the admission rate was 43 per 1000 visits.
Differences were also found between these groups for Injury Severity Scores and diagnoses.
In, WC emergency department usage was associated with less severe injuries than was emergency department usage for other payers in Utah in 1996.
Mots-clés Pascal : Travailleur, Service urgence, Accident travail, Indemnité dédommagement, Coût, Economie santé, Utah, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Worker, Emergency department, Occupational accident, Indemnity, Costs, Health economy, Utah, United States, North America, America, Human
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 99-0464046
Code Inist : 002B30B04. Création : 22/03/2000.