Many hospitals offer a referral service or discharge plan to patients who are being discharged.
The physician is communicated with by phone and with documentation from the caregivers.
The second stage analysis suggests that the additional health care spending on infants born on less crowded days does not improve infant health status measured by mortality rate and readmission rate.
This dissertation has been motivated by the question of how countries should optimally structure health care.
Between ages of 61 and 68, 24 percent of people with at least high school diploma lose dental insurance.
The decrease in dental coverage is primarily driven by the loss of employer provided dental benefit with retirement.America has a highly developed health care system, which is available to all people.Although it can be very complex and frustrating at times it has come a long way from the health care organizations of yesterday.The three chapters in this dissertation aim to make empirical contributions to these ongoing research questions.First chapter, "The Effect of Patient Cost-Sharing on Utilization, Health and Risk Protection: Evidence from Japan" addresses the second question.Especially, there are two important economic and policy questions asked that extend beyond the area of health economics.The first is how the expansion of health insurance coverage affects the utilization and health of its beneficiaries (extensive margin); the second is how generous should health insurance be (intensive margin) to balance the provision of care and financial protection against risk while containing medical expenditures.Previously most health care facilities were a place where the sick were housed and cared for until death.Physicians rarely practiced in hospitals and only those who were fortunate could afford proper care at home or in private clinics.This can include items such as meal and medication delivery, a percentage of necessary durable medical equipment, personal care and homemaker services.My employment within a home health care agency has allowed for review of services that are not covered by Medicare and/or private insurance.