Title

Effect of Hospital Type, Insurance Type, and Gender on the Treatment of Cardiovascular Disease in Middle-Aged Adults

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-1-1999

Description

The cost and duration of cardiovascular care was studied for 4,804 episodes of hospitalization in patients between 45 and 64 years of age. Men were more likely than women to be treated in urban medical centers for shorter, more expensive hospital care; women were more likely to be treated in rural hospitals for longer, less expensive care. Cost of treatment per day was not dependent on the type of insurance, but Medicaid claims (which represent low income patients) were associated with greater lengths of stay.

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