Display Settings:

Format

Send to:

Choose Destination
See comment in PubMed Commons below
Health Aff (Millwood). 2005 Jul-Aug;24(4):1047-56.

An update on safety-net hospitals: coping with the late 1990s and early 2000s.

Author information

  • 1Department of Health Administration, Virginia Commonwealth University, in Richmond, USA. gbazzoli@vcu.edu

Abstract

Recent forces have created new financial stress for hospitals but also some relief. This paper explores hospitals' changing involvement in the safety net between 1996 and 2002. We replicate approaches used in a study of 1990-1997 and thus provide a needed update on the U.S. hospital safety net. Overall, some groups of safety-net hospitals increased uncompensated care, but others did not. Non-safety-net hospitals trimmed certain services commonly used by the indigent; this may point to future reductions in access. We examine the implications of these findings for the future of the safety net.

PMID:
16012145
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
Free full text
PubMed Commons home

PubMed Commons

0 comments
How to join PubMed Commons

    Supplemental Content

    Icon for HighWire
    Loading ...
    Write to the Help Desk