A population-based study of the association between socioeconomic status and emergency department utilization in Ontario, Canada.

@article{Khan2011APS,
  title={A population-based study of the association between socioeconomic status and emergency department utilization in Ontario, Canada.},
  author={Yasmin Khan and Richard H. Glazier and Rahim Moineddin and Michael John Schull},
  journal={Academic emergency medicine : official journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine},
  year={2011},
  volume={18 8},
  pages={836-43}
}
OBJECTIVES The relative effects of socioeconomic status (SES) and health status on emergency department (ED) utilization are controversial. The authors examined this in a setting with universal health coverage. METHODS For Ontario participants age 20-74 years, Canadian Community Health Survey 2000 to 2001 responses were linked to Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP) physician utilization data for 1999 to 2001 and the National Ambulatory Care Reporting System (NACRS) for ED utilization in 2002… CONTINUE READING

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