Impact of Patient Demographics and Health Insurance on Hospital Discharge Planning
Based on discharge data collected with 241 patients who received medical care from a fall injury between 2014 and 2015 at the emergency room in a general hospital in El Paso, Texas, I will examine whether individuals over age 55 have health insurance and the type of care that is recommended to patients after being discharged. In particular, I will examine demographics, including ethnicity, age, and language on whether the patient paid with insurance and the disposition of discharge from the emergency department after a fall. Additionally, I will examine which demographic factors are associated with disposition of discharge— facility, self-care, or home health care.
Acosta, Ana, "Impact of Patient Demographics and Health Insurance on Hospital Discharge Planning" (2018). ETD Collection for University of Texas, El Paso. AAI10822818.