The influence of in-home primary care on emergency department, hospital inpatient, and urgent care service utilization
AuthorDionne, Barbara Ann
KeywordsAmbulatory Care Facilities -- utilization.
Emergency Service, Hospital -- utilization.
Hospitals -- utilization.
Foster Home Care -- economics.
Committee ChairVerran, Joyce
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PublisherThe University of Arizona.
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AbstractThe purpose of this study was to determine if there was a difference in utilization of emergency department (ED), hospital inpatient, and urgent care (UC) services between patients living in Adult Foster Care (AFC) homes, receiving their primary care in a clinic, and others living and receiving primary care in their home. Subjects included all of those enrolled in the Home Visit (HV) program during 1996 (n=3 5), and two groups of AFC residents (n=70). It was found that the HV group was similar to the AFC 1 group in all areas evaluated. The AFC 2 group was different from the HV group in many respects. The differences were attributed to the AFC 2 group representing a chance drawing of one extreme group. It was concluded that clients cared for in their homes required no more high cost health services than clients cared for in clinics.
Degree ProgramGraduate College