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Factors identified for Medicaid patients' use of health centers

August 18, 2017

Black or Hispanic race or having a significant financial need were factors identified with Medicaid patients seeking primary care at health centers, according to study results published in the Journal of Primary Care & Community Health.

Researchers used 2009 Medicaid fee-for-service claims for 13 states, including Alabama, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Iowa, Illinois, Mississippi, Montana, North Carolina, Vermont, Texas and West Virginia, to conduct a cross-sectional study comparing patients who used health centers and those who did not use the centers. There were 2,706,763 non-health center users and 357,124 health center users included in the study.

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The Patient with Chronic Hepatitis C Virus Infection

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