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Differences in patient mix: a partial explantation for the excessive Medicare mortality observed in some Puerto Rican hospitals.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1816783     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Data from a census in a Puerto Rican community were used to retrospectively compare patients admitted to government hospitals in terms of demographic variables, mental status and functional status in the community prior to admission. A total of 268 patients admitted to a hospital at least once during the study period were identified. Patients admitted to government hospitals were poorer, less educated, less functional and had a higher level of mental impairment. However, in comparison to private hospitals, stratified analysis showed consistently higher in-hospital mortality rates among patients admitted to government hospitals when other variables were taken into account.
R M De Andino; J G Conde; M Mendoza
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Boletín de la Asociación Médica de Puerto Rico     Volume:  83     ISSN:  0004-4849     ISO Abbreviation:  Bol Asoc Med P R     Publication Date:  1991 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1992-07-08     Completed Date:  1992-07-08     Revised Date:  2007-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7505267     Medline TA:  Bol Asoc Med P R     Country:  PUERTO RICO    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  329-32     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Family Medicine, University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine, Gurabo.
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MeSH Terms
Age Factors
Diagnosis-Related Groups* / statistics & numerical data
Hospitals, Federal* / statistics & numerical data
Hospitals, Private* / statistics & numerical data
Medicare* / statistics & numerical data
Puerto Rico
Sex Factors
Socioeconomic Factors
United States
Grant Support

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