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Rural/Urban Differences in Inpatient Related Costs and Use among Medicare Beneficiaries

Description
Compares inpatient costs for Medicare beneficiaries admitted to rural versus urban hospitals. Also examines 30- and 60-day readmission rates by hospital location and beneficiary residence, adjusted for beneficiary rural status, health status, and sociodemographic characteristics.
Author(s)
Matthew Toth, Mark Holmes, Victoria A. Freeman, George H. Pink
Date
03/2014
Type
Document
Organization
North Carolina Rural Health Research Program
Tagged as
Hospitals · Inpatient care · Medicare · Rural-urban differences · Statistics and data