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Henke RM, Maeda JL, Marder WD
AHRQ Author: Friedman BS, Wong HS
Medicare and commercial inpatient resource use: impact of hospital competition.
The authors examined the influence of hospital competition on small-area inpatient resource use by payer. Using HCUP data, they found that policies or incentives that promote or encourage competition in less competitive markets may reduce variation in resource use for both Medicare and private payers.
AHRQ-authored; AHRQ-funded; 290200600009C.
Citation: Henke RM, Maeda JL, Marder WD . Medicare and commercial inpatient resource use: impact of hospital competition. Am J Manag Care 2013 Jun;19(6):e238-48.
Keywords: Healthcare Utilization, Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP), Hospitals, Medicare