Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved volume 20, issue 2, P444-457 2009 DOI: 10.1353/hpu.0.0135 View full text
Li-Wu Chen, Michael D. Shambaugh-Miller, Jane L. Meza, Wanqing Zhang, Kelly L. Shaw, Keith J. Mueller

Abstract: In order better to inform policymakers about financing uncompensated hospital care through appropriate allocation of resources among Nebraska communities, this study used seven years (1996-2002) of county-level data from multiple sources to examine the relationship between population economic factors and the hospital inpatient care use by uninsured patients. The generalized estimating equation (GEE) regression analysis showed that, at the county level, the population uninsurance rate and other economic factors…

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