Preventable Hospitalizations and Access to Health Care

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

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