Neighborhood effects on posthospitalization mortality: a population-based cohort study of the elderly in Chicago.

@article{Wen2005NeighborhoodEO,
  title={Neighborhood effects on posthospitalization mortality: a population-based cohort study of the elderly in Chicago.},
  author={Ming Wen and Nicholas A. Christakis},
  journal={Health services research},
  year={2005},
  volume={40 4},
  pages={1108-27}
}
CONTEXT Place of residence is associated with health outcomes. OBJECTIVE To examine neighborhood effects on mortality after the onset of serious disease and to assess whether these effects vary for different sociodemographic or diagnostic subgroups. DESIGN, SETTING, PATIENTS Our sample consists of a complete cohort of 10,557 elderly Medicare beneficiaries throughout the city of Chicago newly diagnosed and hospitalized for the first time with one of five common serious diseases in 1993… CONTINUE READING