Hospital Indigent Care Expenditures
Economics, Finance, & Quantitative Analysis
The Georgia State Health Planning Agency provided financial information for 144 general hospitals for the year 1992. Not-for-profit hospitals do not appear to fund charity care to a greater degree than for-profit hospitals. Uninsured patients in Georgia do not appear to use emergency department services instead of a primary care physician. Patient behavior may be influenced by the fact that many public health departments offer free primary care.
Brotman, B. A. "Hospital Indigent Care Expenditures." Journal Of Health Care Finance 21.4 (1995): 76-9.