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Neighbourhood of domicile and hospital admissions in Auckland: is there a relationship?
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2255456     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The relationship between the health and equity index of socioeconomic status/need and hospital admission rates has been investigated. The index is based on an area's population characteristics, and has previously been used for determining service provision and to describe an area's health need. This study demonstrates a strong positive correlation (r = 0.88, 95% confidence intervals 0.75 to 0.94) between the index and standardised hospital admission rates in the Auckland urban area. This association validates the index as a proxy for morbidity, in as much as hospital admission rates measure morbidity, and supports suggestions for its use to alter interregional and intraregional resource allocation.
R S Hoskins
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The New Zealand medical journal     Volume:  103     ISSN:  0028-8446     ISO Abbreviation:  N. Z. Med. J.     Publication Date:  1990 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1991-01-24     Completed Date:  1991-01-24     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401067     Medline TA:  N Z Med J     Country:  NEW ZEALAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  584-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Wellington Hospital.
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MeSH Terms
Child, Preschool
Evaluation Studies as Topic
Health Resources / supply & distribution
Health Status Indicators*
Infant, Newborn
Middle Aged
New Zealand
Patient Admission / statistics & numerical data*
Regression Analysis
Residence Characteristics*
Socioeconomic Factors
Urban Health

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