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Tex Med. 2004 Jun;100(6):56-9.

County hospitals and regional medical care in Texas: an analysis of out-of-county costs.

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Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21287-6220, USA.


The current system of regional medical service delivery in Texas places large demands on the state's urban public hospitals. To assess the nature and scope of such demands, we examined financial data from five of the state's largest public hospital districts. During fiscal year 2002, these hospitals reported 103,381 encounters with out-of-county patients, resulting in 66 million dollars in unreimbursed costs. Given the current economic outlook, Texas requires a more effective regional model that centralizes tertiary care, disperses primary and secondary care, and preserves key public health goods.

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