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Higher likelihood of operative intervention found among patients with private insurance

Higher likelihood of operative intervention found among patients with private insurance
May 27, 2016

Among patients with clavicle fractures, investigators found those with any form of private insurance had a higher likelihood of operative intervention compared with self-paid patients or patients with Medicare or Medicaid.

Using data from the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project, researchers identified 5,185 patients with clavicle fractures. Researchers used multivariate logistic regression to determine the association of payer source and treatment choice adjusting for race, age, number of chronic conditions, sex and household median income for the patient’s zip code.

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