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The quality of hospital care for Medicaid and private pay patients.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Medical Care
0025-7079
Publisher
Ovid Technologies (Wolters Kluwer) - Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publication Date
Volume
51
Issue
5
Pages
389–395
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1097/MLR.0b013e31827fef95
PMID: 23358385
Source
Medline

Abstract

Small national differences in quality between hospitalized Medicaid and private patients are promising, although merit close monitoring as states are forced to curb Medicaid reimbursements. Although quality for Medicaid patients varied by state, high correlations with private patients suggest that the factors driving quality have more to do with geographic factors in the delivery of hospital services than with state-established Medicaid policies.

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