Supplemental insurance and mortality in elderly Americans. Findings from a national cohort.

@article{Doescher2000SupplementalIA,
  title={Supplemental insurance and mortality in elderly Americans. Findings from a national cohort.},
  author={Mark P. Doescher and Peter Franks and Jessica S. Banthin and Carolyn M Clancy},
  journal={Archives of family medicine},
  year={2000},
  volume={9 3},
  pages={251-7}
}
CONTEXT As the burden of out-of-pocket health care expenditures for Medicare beneficiaries has grown, the need to assess the relationship between uncovered costs and health outcomes has become more pressing. OBJECTIVE To assess the relationship between risk for out-of-pocket expenditures and mortality in elderly persons with private supplemental insurance. DESIGN Retrospective cohort study using proportional hazards survival analyses to assess mortality as a function of health insurance… CONTINUE READING