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dc.contributorWichita State University. Department of Public Health Sciencesen_US
dc.contributor.authorCabrera-Alonso, Julianaen_US
dc.contributor.authorLong, Michael J.en_US
dc.contributor.authorBangalore, Vinay Gen_US
dc.contributor.authorLescoe-Long, Mary A.en_US
dc.identifier.citationThe health care manager. 2003 Jul-Sep; 22(3): 249-55.en_US
dc.descriptionThe full text of this article is not available in SOAR. WSU users can access the article via commercial databases licensed by University Libraries: The URL of this article is:
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this study was to determine the relationship of marital status in and health care expenditures among the elderly in a managed care organization. The study population consisted of 277 functionally impaired elderly people who were 75 years and older enrolled in a managed care organization. In separate analyses, the relationship between marital status and total expenditure per enrollee, the number of outpatient visits, hospital admissions, and emergency department (ED) visits during the two-year study period was examined. The results indicate that married individuals had significantly higher health care expenditures than the unmarried. However, there were no significant differences in number of hospital admissions, number of outpatient visits, and number of ED visits. It would behoove health care administrators and policy makers to take into consideration marital status when planning, designing, and implementing health care policies for the elderly.en_US
dc.publisherLippincott Williams & Wilkinsen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesThe Health Care Manageren_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesHealth Care Manag (Frederick)en_US
dc.subject.meshAged, 80 and overen_US
dc.subject.meshAnalysis of Varianceen_US
dc.subject.meshHealth Care Costsen_US
dc.subject.meshHealth Expenditures/statistics & numerical dataen_US
dc.subject.meshHealth Services for the Aged/economicsen_US
dc.subject.meshManaged Care Programs/economicsen_US
dc.subject.meshMarital Statusen_US
dc.subject.meshUnited Statesen_US
dc.subject.meshHealth Services for the Aged/utilizationen_US
dc.subject.meshManaged Care Programs/utilizationen_US
dc.titleMarital status and health care expenditures among the elderly in a managed care organizationen_US
dc.coverage.spacialUnited Statesen_US
dc.description.versionpeer revieweden_US
dc.rights.holderCopyright © 2003 Lippincott Williams & Wilkinsen_US

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