A Profile of Uncompensated Hospital Care, 1983-1995.
This DataWatch examines national trends in the provision of uncompensated hospital care. It shows that rapid growth from 1983-1986 was followed by modest growth through 1990, a time during which managed care was becoming established in some regions. There was then another spurt in uncompensated care from 1991-1993, a period that corresponds to sizable increases in disproportionate-share payments. Uncompensated care growth again slowed through 1995. The increase in uncompensated care levels after 1988 appears not to have kept pace with growth in hospital expenses or the number of uninsured. However, the trend data do not suggest a large-scale reduction of effort.
|Main Author:||Mann, Joyce M.|
|Other Authors:||Melnick, Glenn A., Bamezai, Anil., Zwanziger, Jack.|