Characteristics of occasional and frequent emergency department users: do insurance coverage and access to care matter?

@article{Zuckerman2004CharacteristicsOO,
  title={Characteristics of occasional and frequent emergency department users: do insurance coverage and access to care matter?},
  author={Stephen Zuckerman and Yu-Chu Shen},
  journal={Medical care},
  year={2004},
  volume={42 2},
  pages={176-82}
}
OBJECTIVE The objective of this study was to explore how insurance coverage, access to care, and other individual characteristics are related to the large differences in emergency department (ED) use among the general population. MATERIALS AND METHODS We used the 1997 and 1999 National Survey of America's Families, a nationally representative sample. People were classified into 3 ED use levels based on the number of visits over the 12 months before the survey: non-ED users (zero visits… CONTINUE READING

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