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Hospital Stays Among People Living in the Poorest Communities, 2006

Categories: Health/Medical,Income/Poverty,Statistics

http://www.hcup-us.ahrq.gov/reports/statbriefs/sb73.pdf

Reports that low socio-economic status is associated with higher hospital admission rates, possibly due to lower utilization of routine and preventive health care services among poorer people. Finds that the rate of hospitalization was 22% higher for people living in poorer areas compared to people residing in wealthier communities. From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality