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Emergency Department Use by Medically Indigent Rural Residents

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Description
Reports findings from a study of emergency department (ED) use to estimate uncompensated charges to rural EDs and the impact of Federally Qualified Health Centers on ED use by rural residents. Includes data on ED visit and patient characteristics by rural and urban location for the nation and for South Carolina.
Author(s)
Kevin Bennett, Janice C. Probst, Charity G. Moore, Judith A. Shinogle
Date
07/2003
Type
Document
Organization
Rural and Minority Health Research Center (formerly the South Carolina Rural Health Research Center)
Tagged as
Emergency department and urgent care services · Federally Qualified Health Centers · Rural-urban differences · Statistics and data · Uninsured and underinsured · South Carolina