Variation in Michigan hospital use rates: do physician and hospital characteristics provide the explanation?

@article{Clark1990VariationIM,
  title={Variation in Michigan hospital use rates: do physician and hospital characteristics provide the explanation?},
  author={John David Clark},
  journal={Social science & medicine},
  year={1990},
  volume={30 1},
  pages={67-82}
}
Previous small area analysis studies have shown that hospital admission rates (total, medical and surgical) vary among hospital service areas. Using 1983 Michigan hospital inpatient data from 53 nonmetropolitan Detroit lower peninsula hospital service areas, one physician characteristic and 13 hospital characteristics (in the categories of resource supply, services offered and organization) were tested for their association with and explanation of 14 hospital use rates. Registered nurses per… CONTINUE READING