Effect of Massachusetts healthcare reform on racial and ethnic disparities in admissions to hospital for ambulatory care sensitive conditions: retrospective analysis of hospital episode statistics

  title={Effect of Massachusetts healthcare reform on racial and ethnic disparities in admissions to hospital for ambulatory care sensitive conditions: retrospective analysis of hospital episode statistics},
  author={Danny McCormick and Amresh D. Hanchate and Karen E Lasser and Meredith G. Manze and Meng-Yun Lin and Chieh Chu and Nancy R. Kressin},
  journal={The BMJ},
Objectives To examine the impact of Massachusetts healthcare reform on changes in rates of admission to hospital for ambulatory care sensitive conditions (ACSCs), which are potentially preventable with good access to outpatient medical care, and racial and ethnic disparities in such rates, using complete inpatient discharge data (hospital episode statistics) from Massachusetts and three control states. Design Difference in differences analysis to identify the change, overall and according to… 

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