Factors influencing the use of the hospital emergency room among black Americans

Michael C. Thornton, Shelley White-Means

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Abstract

Sociodemographic correlates of the use of emergency rooms for nonemergency health conditions were examined among black adults, using data from the National Medical Care Utilization and Expenditure Survey. Multivariate analysis revealed that marital status, the emergency room as a usual source of care, and health condition were determinants of choosing the emergency room as a source of medical care. The use of multivariate analysis extends previous work in this area. Implications for future research on determinants of emergency room use are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)59-71
Number of pages13
JournalThe Review of Black Political Economy
Volume17
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 1989

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  • Economics and Econometrics

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Factors influencing the use of the hospital emergency room among black Americans. / Thornton, Michael C.; White-Means, Shelley.

In: The Review of Black Political Economy, Vol. 17, No. 4, 01.03.1989, p. 59-71.

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