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Korean Journal of Preventive Medicine 1981;14(1): 53-58.
Hospital Services Utilization by Insured and Non-insured Patients for Cesarean Section in a University Hospital.
Seung Hum Yu, Woo Hyun Cho, Dai Kyu Oh
ABSTRACT
In order to discover difference that may exist in quantity of medical care services, length of stay and hospital changes between insured and non-insured patients, records for primary Cesarean section patients discharged between July 1978 and June 1980 from a university hospital were examined. In addition, Cesarean section rates among the total deliveries for a two-year period between the groups were studied. The results showed that volume of services was greater and length of stay was longer among the insured, however, charges were higher among the non-insured. Cesarean section rates were statistically significantly different between insured and non-insured patients for every age group except the group of 35 or more.
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