Kanika Kapur, Jeannette A. Rogowski, Vicki A. Freedman, Steven L. Wickstrom, John L. Adams, José J. Escarce
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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