Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/150525
Authors: 
de Araujo, Pedro
Khraiche, Maroula
Tukan, Andrea
Year of Publication: 
2013
Citation: 
[Journal:] Health Economics Review [ISSN:] 2191-1991 [Volume:] 3 [Year:] 2013 [Issue:] 25 [Pages:] 1-7
Abstract: 
We examine the impact of Emergency Department (ED) overcrowding on wait times and patient outcomes using a unique cross section of about 32,000 patients for an ED located in the Southwestern United States. We construct a measure of a patient's outcome and estimate the extent to which it is worsened by long waits in the ED. We find that waiting at an ED due to overcrowding tends to generate a negative outcome for all patients. We also find that this negative outcome is larger for those on Medicaid or who have no insurance and smaller for those with private insurance or Medicare.
Subjects: 
Emergency Department
Overcrowding
Instrumental Variable Probit Model
JEL: 
I12
I13
Persistent Identifier of the first edition: 
Creative Commons License: 
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/
Document Type: 
Article

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