We developed a new approach to measuring access to care that examines posthospitalization follow-up care.
It reveals differences in receipt of follow-up care among different subsets of the Medicare population.
Medicare administrative databases from 1986, 1988, and 1990 were used to construct three retrospective cohorts.
Each cohort consisted of patients from a random 1% sample of Medicare beneficiaries admitted with selected conditions that almost always require timely follow-up care.
Various « vulnerable populations » within these cohorts were defined on the basis of age, sex, race, and other demographic factors.
Mots-clés Pascal : Organisation santé, Système santé, Homme, Medicare
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Public health organization, Health system, Human
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0057251
Code Inist : 002B30A01B. Création : 199406.