The purpose of this project is to identify the factors that impact Emergency Department (ED) readmission rates among Hispanic or Latino populations. This is a worthwhile study because the recent increase of Medicare/Medicaid Hispanic or Latino patients seeking medical care in the ED has affected the patient, policy makers, payers, and providers in healthcare. The 2009 NHAMCS secondary data and Hispanic or Latino published literature was used. The results indicated that Hispanics or Latinos with Medicare or Medicaid/SCHIP had a higher readmission rate and frequency of use than other pay types. The conclusion is that the typical ED may not be prepared with procedures that will effectively reduce readmissions rates among the newly insured increasing Hispanic or Latino population. Equal quality care in the ED must be available to Hispanic or Latinos in order to diminish health disparities and promote a healthier Hispanic or Latino population.
|Advisor:||Acosta-Deprez, Veronica, Sinay, Tony|
|Commitee:||Acosta-Deprez, Veronica, Reynolds, Grace, Sinay, Tony|
|School:||California State University, Long Beach|
|Department:||Health Care Administration|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 52/05M(E), Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Latin American Studies, Public policy, Hispanic American studies, Health care management|
|Keywords:||Health care disparities, Hispanic substandard care|
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