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  1. Health insurance status and the use of emergency and other outpatient services by adults with sickle cell disease.

    Article, Communication - En anglais

    American Society for Clinical Investigation. Annual meeting. Baltimore MD USA, 1994/04/30.

    Study objective 

    To evaluate insurance status and frequency of use of emergency services in adults with sickle cell disease.


    Retrospective analysis of visits.


    Emergency department and outpatient clinics of an urban university hospital.


    One hundred seventy-two subjects, who made 771 visits to the ED during 1990.


    Of the 172 subjects, 31 were covered by commercial insurance, 32 were covered by Medicare, and 109 were covered by Medicaid or were uninsured.

    Insurance status and frequency of use of emergency services were independent (P>. 05).

    On discriminant analysis, Medicaid-covered and uninsured subjects were correctly classified, but commercially insured and Medicare subjects were not.

    Medicaid and uninsured subjects were more likely to be younger and to live closer to the hospital (P<. 00005).

    High-frequency users of emergency services were discriminated from low-frequency users.

    High-frequency users were more likely to be younger, to be users of primary-care services, and to live closer to the hospital (P=0004).


    Provision of primary-care services or stable insurance in the form of commercial insurance or Medicare did not decrease use of emergency services in subjects with sickle cell disease in a group of patients selected from one urban academic ED.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Anémie hématie falciforme, Assurance maladie, Utilisation, Urgence, Service hospitalier, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Homme, Hémopathie, Anémie hémolytique, Hémoglobinopathie, Maladie héréditaire

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Sickle cell anemia, Health insurance, Use, Emergency, Hospital ward, United States, North America, America, Human, Hemopathy, Hemolytic anemia, Hemoglobinopathy, Genetic disease

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 95-0210002

    Code Inist : 002B19A01. Création : 09/06/1995.