Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved volume 17, issue 4, P876-898 2006 DOI: 10.1353/hpu.2006.0125 View full text
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Kanika Kapur, Jeannette A. Rogowski, Vicki A. Freedman, Steven L. Wickstrom, John L. Adams, José J. Escarce

Abstract: ABSTRACTThis study examined the effects of education, income, and wealth on medical care expenditures in two Medicare managed care plans. The study also sought to elucidate the pathways through which socioeconomic status (SES) affects expenditures, including preferences for health and medical care and ability to navigate the managed care system. We modeled the effect of SES on medical care expenditures using Generalized Linear Models, estimating separate models for each component of medical expenditures: inpa…

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