Emergency Department Use By Medically Indigent Rural Residents

Date
07/2003
Description

Examined emergency department (ED) use, combining national data and South Carolina state data to estimate the uncompensated charges in rural EDs nationally and the ameliorating effects of rural community health centers on ED use by rural residents.

Center
Rural and Minority Health Research Center
Authors
Kevin Bennett, Janice Probst, Charity Moore, Judith Shinogle