Geographic variations in the use of hospital services are associated with differences in the availability of hospital beds.
There continues to be uncertainty about the extent to which unmeasured casemix differences explain these findings.
Previous research showed that the number of occupied beds per capita in Boston was substantially higher than the number of occupied beds per capita in New Haven, Connecticut, and that overall rates of hospital utilization were higher for Boston residents than for New Haven residents.
We used Medicare claims data to study cohorts of Medicare beneficiaries 65 years of age or older and residing in Boston or New Haven who were initially hospitalized for one of five indications.
(acute myocardial infarction, stroke, gastrointestinal bleeding, hip fracture, or potentially curative surgery for breast, colon, or lung cancer).
Mots-clés Pascal : Hospitalisation, Etats Unis, Evaluation, Homme, Etude comparative, Réhospitalisation, Offre soin, Amérique du Nord, Amérique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Hospitalization, United States, Evaluation, Human, Comparative study, North America, America
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0682574
Code Inist : 002B30A01C. Création : 09/06/1995.