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Does Decreased Access to Emergency Departments Affect Patient Outcomes? Analysis of AMI Population 1996-2005

Yu-Chu Shen, Renee Y. Hsia

NBER Working Paper No. 16690
Issued in January 2011

---- Acknowledgements -----

We would like to thank Jean Roth and Mohan Ramanujan at NBER for helping to extract the Medicare data, and Shouzu Lin for excellent programming assistance. We also would like to thank Laurence Baker of Stanford University for helpful comments throughout the project. This project was supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Changes in Health Care Financing and Organization initiative (grant 63974). In addition, Hsia was supported in part by a grant under the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Physician Faculty Scholars Program and the National Institutes of Health/National Center for Research Resources, University of California, San Francisco Clinical and Translational Science (KL2 RR024130). The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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