BioMed Central Health Services Research
To explore whether geographic variations in Medicare hospital utilization rates are due to differences in local hospital capacity, after controlling for socioeconomic status and disease burden, and to determine whether greater hospital capacity is associated with lower Medicare mortality rates.
Fisher, E. S.; Wennberg, J. E.; Stukel, T. A.; Skinner, J. S.; and Sharp, S. M., "Associations among Hospital Capacity, Utilization, and Mortality of US Medicare Beneficiaries, Controlling for Sociodemographic Factors." (2000). Open Dartmouth: Faculty Open Access Articles. 620.