The Emergency Department as a Pathway to Admission for Poor and High-Cost Patients
Stern, Robert S.
Weissman, Joel S.
and Epstein, Arnold M.
JAMA: The Journal of the American Medical Association 1991 October 23- 30; 266(16): 2238-2243
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Do the Poor Cost More? a Multihospital Study of Patients' Socioeconomic Status and Use of Hospital Resources Epstein, Arnold M.; Stern, Robert S.; Weissman, Joel S. (1990-04-19)Nearly 17,000 patients admitted to five Massachusetts hospitals in 1987 were interviewed prospectively to determine occupation, education level attained, and household income. The relation of length of hospital stay ...