A new study by a UCSF-SFGH team regarding the link between disruptions in Medicaid coverage and increased hospitalizations was reported in the New York Times on December 16, 2008. The study found a higher rate of hospitalizations for common conditions—such as asthma, diabetes, and hypertension—that could be treated in a less costly primary care setting. Andrew Bindman, MD, professor of medicine at UCSF and chief of general internal medicine at SFGH, is lead study author.
After Losing Medicaid Coverage, Many Patients Land in Hospitals
New York Times, Dec. 16, 2008
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