Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved volume 17, issue 1, P101-115 2006 DOI: 10.1353/hpu.2006.0018 View full text
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Jayasree Basu, Bernard Friedman, Helen Burstin

Abstract: This study examines the preventable hospitalization patterns of Medicaid patients by race/ethnicity to determine whether Medicaid managed care (MMC) has been more effective in some subgroups than others. It uses logistic models for three states, comparing preventable hospitalizations with marker admissions (urgent admissions, insensitive to primary care). Hospital discharge data from the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project State Inpatient database of the Agency for Health Care Research and Quality for New …

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