Rural-Urban Differences in Medicare Quality Scores Persist After Adjusting for Sociodemographic and Environmental Characteristics

Date
09/2017
Journal
Journal of Rural Health
Description

Patient sociodemographic characteristics, such as age, race, gender, income, and education, can affect health outcomes and healthcare providers’ performance on quality measures. The discussion about how to tackle these issues around quality measurement haven’t included rurality, but this study examines it.

Center
University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center
Authors
Carrie Henning-Smith, Shailendra Prasad, Michelle Casey, Katy Kozhimannil, Ira Moscovice