Navigation Links
Uninsured Americans have 50 percent higher odds of dying in hospital from heart attack or stroke
Date:6/9/2010

An analysis of over 150,000 hospital discharges has revealed that there are significant insurance related differences in hospital mortality, length of stay, and costs among working-age Americans (age 18-64 years) hospitalized for acute myocardial infarction (AMI), stroke, or pneumonia. These three conditions are among the leading causes of non-cancer in-patient deaths in patients under 65 years old. The analysis is published today in the Journal of Hospital Medicine.

Compared with the privately insured, hospital mortality among AMI and stroke patients was significantly higher for the uninsured, 52% and 49% higher odds, respectively, and 21% higher among Medicaid recipients with pneumonia. Length of stay was significantly longer for Medicaid recipients for all three conditions while hospital costs were higher for Medicaid recipients for stroke and pneumonia, but not AMI. These disparities in hospital care were present even after accounting for differences in baseline health, socioeconomic status, and disease severity.

With about one in five working-age Americans currently uninsured and a large number relying on Medicaid, adequate access to quality health care services is becoming increasingly difficult. Although numerous studies have focused on insurance related disparities in the outpatient setting, few nationally representative studies have examined such disparities among hospitalized patients. The current study is a retrospective database analysis of 154,381 adult discharges with a principal diagnosis of AMI, stroke, or pneumonia from the 2005 Nationwide Inpatient Sample.

"We hope that the results of our study will broach a national dialogue on whether provider sensitivity to insurance status or unmeasured sociodemographic and clinical prognostic factors are responsible for the observed disparities and stimulate additional research to find answers to these questions," said lead author Dr. Omar Hasan of Harvard Medical Scho
'/>"/>

Contact: Jennifer Beal
healthnews@wiley.com
44-124-377-0633
Wiley-Blackwell
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Free Health Care for the Uninsured Is Coming to Connecticut in February
2. Health Care Reform Report Covers Uninsured, Reduces Costs
3. Free Health Care for the Uninsured Is Coming to Atlanta This Month
4. Consumer Health Insurance Site Founder: Health Reform or No Health Reform, Americans Can Help Reduce Rolls of the Uninsured
5. NJHA: Charity Care Must Be a Priority as Uninsured Burden Grows
6. Finding Good Migraine Care a Headache for the Uninsured
7. Uninsured get poor care for migraine: Harvard study
8. CA Dental Hygienists' Association to Provide Care to Thousands of Uninsured at Southland's Largest Free Public Health Clinic
9. Americans United for Life Defends Arizonas Informed Consent Law
10. NVHR: Administrations 2011 Budget Proposal Shortchanges Five Million Americans Afflicted with Chronic Viral Hepatitis
11. Swine Flu Has Infected 1 in 6 Americans: CDC
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/25/2014)... 2014 Reproductive Science Center (RSC) of ... Kerri Luzzo, Lead Physician at RSC Rhode Island, received ... accomplishments in fertility care and community outreach issued by ... Annual PBN Awards ceremony held July 24th at Salve ... most highly regarded, emerging leaders in their field were ...
(Date:7/25/2014)... 25, 2014 Florida Hospital and MOSI officially ... organizations for years to come and make a difference in ... $2 million dollar check to provide the support needed to ... enable MOSI to transform the IMAX Dome Theatre from film ... the only IMAX Dome Theatre in the state of Florida, ...
(Date:7/25/2014)... -- The human brain can preserve oxygen to protect ... finds. Although dehydration significantly reduces blood flow ... the brain compensates by increasing the amount of oxygen ... helped us understand a lot more about how the ... study first author Steven Trangmar, a researcher at Brunel ...
(Date:7/25/2014)... San Diego, CA (PRWEB) July 25, 2014 ... regarding all the latest information from the FDA on ... on July 21, that one lot of Ibuprofen and one ... recalled due to mislabeled packaging. Oxcarbazepine is used ... with epilepsy. , The reason for the recall ...
(Date:7/25/2014)... (PRWEB) July 25, 2014 A new study ... revealed that 39 percent of all children in the survey ... , The survey looked at 2,505 children during the years of ... four years of age. The final result was that about ... care. Many of these children were from lower-income families and were ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Dr. Kerri Luzzo of the Reproductive Science Center of Providence Receives “40 Under Forty Award" for Outstanding Professional Accomplishments and Community Outreach 2Health News:Florida Hospital Donates a Two Million Dollar Transformational Gift to the Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI) 2Health News:Florida Hospital Donates a Two Million Dollar Transformational Gift to the Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI) 3Health News:Florida Hospital Donates a Two Million Dollar Transformational Gift to the Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI) 4Health News:Human Brain Has Coping Mechanism for Dehydration 2Health News:Ibuprofen and Oxcarbazepine Tablets Recalled: AttorneyOne Monitors and Keep Consumers Informed 2Health News:North York Dental Provides Services to Toronto Children in Light of Growing Demand 2Health News:North York Dental Provides Services to Toronto Children in Light of Growing Demand 3
... to rid the brain of the amyloid buildup that plagues ... the method outlined in a paper published online August 12 ... Center show how the bodys natural way of ridding the ... disease. Then the team demonstrated an experimental method in mice ...
... 2007 UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers have discovered ... the human cardiovascular system, including lowering the elevated heart ... ,We have found that cocaines effects on the ... a drug called dexmedetomidine, which is currently approved by ...
... Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Nanotechnology Task Force is ... effort to tackle the new scientific and regulatory challenges ... clear and candid in acknowledging the pervasive potential of ... pharmaceuticals and devices to cosmetics and food supplements— and ...
... drug that stimulates the growth of infection-fighting white blood ... a chemotherapy-related complication characterized by fever and low white ... by researchers from the University of Rochester School of ... Center. , "Chemotherapy drugs target cancer cells, but ...
... scientists said Monday that they have further evidence to suggest ... would make a promising target for new drugs to ... first identified the enzyme, protein kinase G (PknG), as a ... time, they said that the protein is the secret weapon ...
... created from an egg matured in a laboratory, frozen, thawed ... a medical conference on Monday. ,The baby ... disease, and three other women in the 20-person trial group ... ,Doctors already collect and store eggs from women who face ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Draining away brain's toxic protein to stop Alzheimer's 2Health News:Draining away brain's toxic protein to stop Alzheimer's 3Health News:New treatment effective in counteracting cocaine-induced symptoms 2Health News:White Blood Cell Booster May Help Cancer Patients Avoid Deadly Complications 2Health News:Structure of TB Enzyme Points the Way to New Drugs: Study 2Health News:Infertility Breakthrough With First Birth from Lab-matured Egg 2Health News:Infertility Breakthrough With First Birth from Lab-matured Egg 3
(Date:7/25/2014)... July 25, 2014  Arena Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ... corporate update and report second quarter 2014 financial results ... August 1, 2014. That same day, Arena will host ... Time (5:30 a.m. Pacific Time). The ... domestic callers and 914.495.8552 for international callers. Please specify ...
(Date:7/24/2014)... , July 24, 2014  PTC Therapeutics, Inc. ... Company will host a webcast conference call to report ... update on the company,s business and outlook on Thursday, ... opening of the market. The call ... (973) 935-8152 (international) five minutes prior to the start ...
(Date:7/24/2014)... 24, 2014  Uroplasty, Inc. (NASDAQ: UPI ... and markets innovative proprietary products to treat voiding ... 2015 first quarter ended June 30, 2014.  ... Neuromodulation System grew 19% to $4.1 million, as ... of the prior year.  Total revenue for the ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Arena Pharmaceuticals to Host Corporate Update and Financial Results Conference Call and Webcast on Friday, August 1 2Arena Pharmaceuticals to Host Corporate Update and Financial Results Conference Call and Webcast on Friday, August 1 3Uroplasty Reports Fiscal First Quarter Results 2Uroplasty Reports Fiscal First Quarter Results 3Uroplasty Reports Fiscal First Quarter Results 4Uroplasty Reports Fiscal First Quarter Results 5Uroplasty Reports Fiscal First Quarter Results 6Uroplasty Reports Fiscal First Quarter Results 7Uroplasty Reports Fiscal First Quarter Results 8Uroplasty Reports Fiscal First Quarter Results 9Uroplasty Reports Fiscal First Quarter Results 10Uroplasty Reports Fiscal First Quarter Results 11
... Australia, March 12, 2007: Progen Industries Limited,(ASX: PGL; NASDAQ: ... liver cancer data has been accepted for late breaking ... the Liver,(EASL). Progen will also be presenting the results ... Cancer Research (AACR),Annual Meeting 2007. , ,In expectation ...
... - Tyrima Demonstrates Good Safety Profile and Excellent,Pharmacokinetic ... 2007 /PRNewswire/ --,CeNeRx BioPharma, Inc., a clinical stage ... the central,nervous system, today announced top-line results from ... candidate for the treatment,of depression and anxiety. In ...
Cached Medicine Technology:PI-88 Data to be Presented at Key International Conferences 2PI-88 Data to be Presented at Key International Conferences 3CeNeRx BioPharma Announces Positive Phase I Results in First Human,Trial of Third Generation RIMA Antidepressant 2CeNeRx BioPharma Announces Positive Phase I Results in First Human,Trial of Third Generation RIMA Antidepressant 3
... Series 2000 Pipette is a synonym for ... and robust design, and superior operating comfort. ... operate the measuring stroke and blow-out as ... "pipette/tip" system ensures utmost accuracy and precision. ...
Inquire...
... Finnpipette Focus from Thermo Labsystems ... ergonomics with uncompromising performance. ... offers a custom fit for ... shorter tip cones allow easier ...
... Hamilton is precision, ergonomics, and ... hand fatigue with soft non-slip, contoured ... with smooth, light plunger spring action ... and sterilization without the need for ...
Medicine Products: