Disparity Indicators in Pennsylvania

2012-2016
A new study shows that community deprivation level influences discharge disposition.
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Investigators used the Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Database, which tracks zipcode level area deprivation index...
...along with THR patient discharge status. The data then showed us the following:
Patients 65 and older from disadvantaged communities were significantly more likely to be discharged to an institution rather than their home.