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Local factors affecting the tendency to bypass local hospitals for inpatient mental health care: an exploratory analysis.
Using the records of 2,171 rural residents of Illinois who received inpatient treatment for mental illness or substance abuse, this paper examines factors that influence the tendency to seek serviceExpand
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Access to long-term care: race as a barrier.
Race continues to impede access to health services, for acute as well as long-term care. Whites, for example, use disproportionately more days of nursing home care than nonwhites, not simply becauseExpand
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The Economics of Health Care: A Reference Handbook
Introduction Rising Health Care Expenditures: An Overview of the Health Care Industry Demand-Side Analysis The Demand for Health Insurance The Demand for Health Services Supply-Side AnalysisExpand
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Health risks, ability to pay, and the use of primary care: is the distribution of service effective and equitable?
BACKGROUND This study clarifies the confusion about what factors are consistent predictors of primary care service use, of which preventive services are a major component. A variety of health risk,Expand
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Global nurse migration: its impact on developing countries and prospects for the future.
The worldwide shortage of nurses which results from a global undersupply and high attrition rates affects developed countries in the West the same way as it affects developing countries in Asia,Expand
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Equity Concerns With the Use of Hospital Services by the Medically Vulnerable
This study assessed distributional inequities in access to care among a representative sample of adults residing in Oklahoma. Inequities were identified by comparing the medically vulnerable to theExpand
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Unintended consequences of prospective payment: erosion of hospital financial position and cost shifting
The reform of the Medicare hospital reimbursement system proposed by HCFA may create incentives for hospitals to transfer costs to other payers, thus reducing the financial incentives to increaseExpand
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Hospital admissions: who is admitted through the emergency department?
This study examines the co-variates that separate patients who presented an emergent condition without a physician referral and were admitted through the hospital emergency department (ED) from theirExpand
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Factors contributing to the amount of vehicular damage resulting from collisions between four-wheel drive vehicles and passenger cars.
This study examines the vehicular damage resulting from motor vehicle crashes involving four-wheel drive vehicles and passenger cars in the state of Oklahoma. In particular, the focus of the analysisExpand
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The temporarily and chronically uninsured: does their use of primary care differ?
The purpose of this study is to examine differences in the use of preventive or early-detection services by the temporarily and chronically uninsured. The use of preventive care was measured by anExpand
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