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Pines JM, Mutter RL, Zocchi MS
AHRQ Author: Mutter RL
Variation in emergency department admission rates across the United States.
The authors investigated factors related to variation in hospital-level emergency department (ED) admission rates. Using HCUP data, they found that higher proportions of Medicare and uninsured patients, more inpatient beds, lower ED volumes, for-profit ownership, trauma center status, and higher hospital occupancy rates were associated with higher ED admission rates.
Citation: Pines JM, Mutter RL, Zocchi MS . Variation in emergency department admission rates across the United States. Med Care Res Rev 2013 Apr;70(2):218-31. doi: 10.1177/1077558712470565.
Keywords: Emergency Department, Emergency Medical Services (EMS), Health Insurance, Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP), Hospitalization