Preventable hospitalization among elderly Medicare beneficiaries with type 2 diabetes.


OBJECTIVE To examine the impact of comorbid conditions on preventable hospitalizations among Medicare beneficiaries aged > or =65 years with type 2 diabetes. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS Data were drawn from the 1999 Medicare Standard Analytic Files, a 5% nationally representative random sample of Medicare beneficiaries. The analysis sample included 193… (More)


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