ER Use among Older Adult RHC Medicare Beneficiaries in the Southeastern United States

Race, Ethnicity, Gender and Other Social Characteristics as Factors in Health and Health Care Disparities

ISBN: 978-1-83982-799-0, eISBN: 978-1-83982-798-3

ISSN: 0275-4959

Publication date: 28 September 2020

Abstract

Originality/value – In terms of ER utilization disparities, persistently, as recent as 2012, Black, dual eligible RHC Medicare beneficiary patients age 65 years and over may be twice as likely to utilize ER services for care than their counterparts in the Southeastern United States.

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This research was supported, in part, by the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities of the National Institutes of Health under federal grant award number U24MD006954. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Institutes of Health.

UCF IRB approval was obtained for this research.

Citation

Bagwell, M.T. and Wan, T.T.H. (2020), "ER Use among Older Adult RHC Medicare Beneficiaries in the Southeastern United States", Kronenfeld, J.J. (Ed.) Race, Ethnicity, Gender and Other Social Characteristics as Factors in Health and Health Care Disparities (Research in the Sociology of Health Care, Vol. 38), Emerald Publishing Limited, pp. 49-72. https://doi.org/10.1108/S0275-495920200000038008

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