Preventable Hospitalizations and Access to Health Care

Journal of American Medical Association 274, no. 4 : 305-311.
Bindman, A., Grumbach, K., Osmond, D., Komaromy, M., Vranizan, K., Lurie, N. & Billings J.

The objective is to examine whether the higher hospital admission rates for chronic medical conditions such as asthma, hypertension, congestive heart failure, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and diabetes in low-income communities resulted from community differences in access to care, prevalence of the diseases, propensity to seek care, or physician admitting style.

Wagner Faculty