Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved volume 16, issue 2, P391-405 2005 DOI: 10.1353/hpu.2005.0023 View full text
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Jayasree Basu

Abstract: This study examines travel patterns for hospitalization among elderly patients to address whether there are differences by age and race/ethnicity, and whether the differences persist even when a severe illness occurs. Using the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) State Inpatient database (SID) of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, the study focuses on New York residents in the 65-and-over age group who are hospitalized in New York or neighboring states. Two types of hospital admissions …

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