An observational study of emergency department utilization among enrollees of Minnesota Health Care Programs: financial and non-financial barriers have different associations

@inproceedings{Shippee2014AnOS,
  title={An observational study of emergency department utilization among enrollees of Minnesota Health Care Programs: financial and non-financial barriers have different associations},
  author={Nathan D Shippee and Tetyana Pylypiv Shippee and Erik P. Hess and Timothy J Beebe},
  booktitle={BMC health services research},
  year={2014}
}
BACKGROUND Emergency department (ED) use is costly, and especially frequent among publicly insured populations in the US, who also disproportionately encounter financial (cost/coverage-related) and non-financial/practical barriers to care. The present study examines the distinct associations financial and non-financial barriers to care have with patterns of ED use among a publicly insured population. METHODS This observational study uses linked administrative-survey data for enrollees of… CONTINUE READING