Predictors of Payer Mix and Financial Performance Among Safety Net Hospitals Prior to the Affordable Care Act.

@article{Sommers2016PredictorsOP,
  title={Predictors of Payer Mix and Financial Performance Among Safety Net Hospitals Prior to the Affordable Care Act.},
  author={Benjamin D. Sommers and Juliana L. Stone and Nancy Kane},
  journal={International journal of health services : planning, administration, evaluation},
  year={2016},
  volume={46 1},
  pages={
          166-84
        }
}
The objective of this study was to use audited hospital financial statements to identify predictors of payer mix and financial performance in safety net hospitals prior to the Affordable Care Act. We analyzed the 2010 financial statements of 98 large, urban safety net hospital systems in 34 states, supplemented with data on population demographics, hospital features, and state policies. We used multivariate regression to identify independent predictors of three outcomes: 1) Medicaid-reliant… CONTINUE READING

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