New Findings: Geographic Variation
- Study Aim:
- To assess regional variation in hospitalizations by age groups using Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) national all-payer data for inpatient stays:
- Does Medicare population differ from other payers?
- Regional variation pattern using Medicare data differed from the pattern using all-payer data.
- The pattern was closer for subsets of the all-payer population at or near Medicare age.
R Mosher Henke, WD Marder, BS Friedman, HS Wong. "Geographic Variation: A View from the Hospital Sector." Medical Care Research and Review. Online at http://mcr.sagepub.com/content/early/recent
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