Residential Segregation and the Survival of U.S. Urban Public Hospitals

  title={Residential Segregation and the Survival of U.S. Urban Public Hospitals},
  author={Michelle Ko and Jack Needleman and Kathryn Pitkin Derose and Miriam J Laugesen and Ninez A Ponce},
  journal={Medical Care Research and Review},
  pages={243 - 260}
Residential segregation is associated geographic disparities in access to care, but its impact on local health care policy, including public hospitals, is unknown. We examined the effects of racial residential segregation on U.S. urban public hospital closures from 1987 to 2007, controlling for hospital, market, and policy characteristics. We found that a high level of residential segregation moderated the protective effects of Black population composition, such that a high level of residential… 
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