Impact of socioeconomic status on hospital use in New York City

John Billings, L. Zeitel, J. Lukomnik, T. S. Carey, A. E. Blank, L. Newman

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Abstract

This DataWatch examines the potential impact of socioeconomic differences on rates of hospitalization, based on patterns of hospital use in New York City in 1988. The research suggests that lack of timely and effective outpatient care may lead to higher hospitalization rates in low income areas. For certain conditions identified as ambulatory care sensitive, hospitalization rates were higher in low-income areas than they were in higher-income areas where appropriate outpatient care was more readily available. Further study is needed to determine the relative impact of various economic, structural, and cultural factors that affect access to care.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)162-173
Number of pages12
JournalHealth Affairs
Volume12
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 1993

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Ambulatory Care
hospitalization
Social Class
outpatient care
social status
Hospitalization
low income
cultural factors
Economics
income
lack
Research
economics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing(all)
  • Health(social science)
  • Health Professions(all)
  • Health Policy

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Billings, J., Zeitel, L., Lukomnik, J., Carey, T. S., Blank, A. E., & Newman, L. (1993). Impact of socioeconomic status on hospital use in New York City. Health Affairs, 12(1), 162-173. https://doi.org/10.1377/hlthaff.12.1.162

Impact of socioeconomic status on hospital use in New York City. / Billings, John; Zeitel, L.; Lukomnik, J.; Carey, T. S.; Blank, A. E.; Newman, L.

In: Health Affairs, Vol. 12, No. 1, 1993, p. 162-173.

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Billings, J, Zeitel, L, Lukomnik, J, Carey, TS, Blank, AE & Newman, L 1993, 'Impact of socioeconomic status on hospital use in New York City', Health Affairs, vol. 12, no. 1, pp. 162-173. https://doi.org/10.1377/hlthaff.12.1.162
Billings, John ; Zeitel, L. ; Lukomnik, J. ; Carey, T. S. ; Blank, A. E. ; Newman, L. / Impact of socioeconomic status on hospital use in New York City. In: Health Affairs. 1993 ; Vol. 12, No. 1. pp. 162-173.
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