Inpatient utilization by undocumented immigrants without insurance.

  title={Inpatient utilization by undocumented immigrants without insurance.},
  author={Kris Siddharthan and Melissa Ahern},
  journal={Journal of health care for the poor and underserved},
  volume={7 4},
Data collected from a large county hospital in Miami, Florida were used to study the severity of illness (using the Case Mix Severity Index) and resource use (measured by average length of stay, procedures, and/or diagnostic tests performed) of undocumented persons from Dade Country, Florida in an inpatient setting. Compared with native-born populations and those with permanent residency status (insured by Medicaid or of uninsured status) admitted to the same hospital, undocumented immigrants… CONTINUE READING