Brad Wright, PhD
Completed Projects - (1)
Do Rural Health Clinics (RHCs) Provide Services that Lower Rates of Preventable Hospitalizations?
This project uses 3 years of individual-level Medicare claims data to analyze the relationship between receiving care at a Rural Health Clinic (RHC) and the likelihood of potentially preventable hospitalization and/or potentially preventable emergency department (ED) visits. The project will explore this relationship among both fee-for-service Medicare enrollees and Medicare-Medicaid dual eligibles.
Research center: RUPRI Center for Rural Health Policy Analysis
Topics: Hospitals and clinics, Rural Health Clinics (RHCs)
Publications - (1)
The Relationship Between Rural Health Clinic Use and Potentially Preventable Hospitalizations and Emergency Department Visits Among Medicare Beneficiaries
RUPRI Center for Rural Health Policy Analysis
Uses nationally representative 2007 to 2010 Medicare data to examine the relationship between Rural Health Clinic (RHC) use and potentially preventable hospitalizations and ED visits. RHC use was associated with an increase in both preventable hospitalizations and ED visits among all Medicare enrollees, regardless of their reason for eligibility.