This thesis investigated whether there were racial disparities in the inpatient total charges associated with US hospital mental health treatment in 2003. We used two data sets: the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project's Nationwide Inpatient Sample and the Area Resource File. Our final sample consisted of 92, 027 discharges from 328 hospitals and 228 counties. We analyzed racial disparities using both descriptive analyses, and multilevel regression model analyses that recognized the hierarchical nature of the data. Multilevel regression models were also used to test for potential endogeneity in the form of omitted variables.APR-DRGs indicated the broad principal mental health diagnosis of the patient ( 740: Mental Illness Diagnosis with O.R. ... APR-DRG codes were developed by 3M to generalize the diagnosis related group codes (DRG) used by the Centers foranbsp;...
|Title||:||Multilevel Regression Model Analyses of Racial Disparities in U.S. Inpatient Mental Health Treatment|
|Author||:||Paul H. Johnson|
|Publisher||:||ProQuest - 2008|