Implications of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act on Insurance Coverage and Rehabilitation Use Among Young Adult Trauma Patients.

@article{Zogg2016ImplicationsOT,
  title={Implications of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act on Insurance Coverage and Rehabilitation Use Among Young Adult Trauma Patients.},
  author={Cheryl K. Zogg and Fernando Payr{\'o} Chew and John W. Scott and Lindsey L. Wolf and Thomas C. Tsai and Peter A. Najjar and Olubode A Olufajo and Eric B. Schneider and Elliott R. Haut and Adil Haider and Joseph K. Canner},
  journal={JAMA surgery},
  year={2016},
  volume={151 12},
  pages={
          e163609
        }
}
Importance Trauma is the leading cause of death and disability among young adults, who are also among the most likely to be uninsured. Efforts to increase insurance coverage, including passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), were intended to improve access to care and promote improvements in outcomes. However, despite reported gains in coverage, the ACA's success in promoting use of high-quality care and enacting changes in clinical end points remains unclear… 

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