Event Title

Effect of Health Insurance Type on Quality of Patient Care

Graduation Year

2013

Location

Room C102, Center for Natural Sciences, Illinois Wesleyan University

Start Date

20-4-2013 11:00 AM

End Date

20-4-2013 12:00 PM

Description

This study examined the association between health insurance type and quality of primary care experience, measured by using four quality of primary care indicators. Four survey questions from the Household component of the 2010 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey were used as quality of care indicators. The study was limited to patients who had either public or private insurance and had a Usual Source of Care (USC). Multinomial Logit models were used to determine the effect of health insurance on the quality of care, while controlling for income, gender, and race. The privately insured were more likely to experience a higher level of quality of care based on three of the four indicators. Targeting the inefficiencies in the public healthcare system should be the core of future healthcare policy.

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Effect of Health Insurance Type on Quality of Patient Care

Room C102, Center for Natural Sciences, Illinois Wesleyan University

This study examined the association between health insurance type and quality of primary care experience, measured by using four quality of primary care indicators. Four survey questions from the Household component of the 2010 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey were used as quality of care indicators. The study was limited to patients who had either public or private insurance and had a Usual Source of Care (USC). Multinomial Logit models were used to determine the effect of health insurance on the quality of care, while controlling for income, gender, and race. The privately insured were more likely to experience a higher level of quality of care based on three of the four indicators. Targeting the inefficiencies in the public healthcare system should be the core of future healthcare policy.