Rural-Urban Differences in Medicare Quality Scores Persist After Adjusting for Sociodemographic and Environmental Characteristics

Publication Date: September 5th, 2017
Publication Type(s): Peer-reviewed Journal Publications
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Author(s): Henning-Smith C., Prasad S., Casey M., Kozhimannil K., Moscovice I.

In this study, we examined the influence of county-level population sociodemographic, environmental, and health characteristics on 3 Medicare quality measures, using a cross-sectional analysis of 2016 County Health Rankings data to estimate differences in 3 Medicare quality scores (preventable hospitalizations, HbA1c monitoring, and mammography screening) by rurality. 

Published in: Journal of Rural Health

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