Rural Health Disparities in Health Care Utilization for Dementia in Minnesota
Examines emergency department (ED) and inpatient hospitalization rates for older adults with dementia in rural and urban areas of Minnesota. Utilizes 2016-2018 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention disease-specific mortality data to compare to chronologically related H-CUP's State Inpatient Database (SID) and State Emergency Department Database (SEDD) hospital and ED visit data. Includes rural versus urban breakdowns of hospitalizations and ED visits by demographics such as age, sex, income, education, minority status, health behaviors, and access to healthcare providers.
Sung Han Rhew, Kristen Jacklin, Patrick Bright, et al.
Journal of Rural Health, 39(3), 656-665
County-by-county data · Dementia · Elderly population · Emergency department and urgent care services · Inpatient care · Rural-urban differences · Minnesota