BioMed Central Health Services Research
Geisel School of Medicine
We test the hypothesis that hospital costs, after adjusting for DRG mix, are higher in distant patients than in local patients. Data were obtained from the Washington State Commission Hospital Abstract Reporting System (CHARS) and included all patients discharged from 15 metropolitan hospitals in the state of Washington during fiscal year 1987 (N = 181,072).
Welch HG, Larson EB, Welch WP. Could distance be a proxy for severity-of-illness? A comparison of hospital costs in distant and local patients. Health Serv Res. 1993;28(4):441-458.
Dartmouth Digital Commons Citation
Welch, H G.; Larson, E B.; and Welch, W P., "Could Distance be a Proxy for Severity-of-Illness? A Comparison of Hospital Costs in Distant and Local Patients." (1993). Dartmouth Scholarship. 625.