Title

A study of regional variation in the inpatient cost of lower extremity amputation among patients with diabetes in the United States

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2013

Abstract

Understanding of the effects of providers’ cost on regional variation in healthcare spending is still very limited. The objective of this study is to assess cross-state and cross-region variations in inpatient cost of lower extremity amputation among diabetic patients (DLEA) in relation to patient, hospital, and state factors.

Publication Title

Journal of Medical Economics

Volume

16

Issue

6

First Page

820

Last Page

827

Comments

This article was published in Journal of Medical Economics, Volume 16, Issue 6, Pages 820-827.

The published version is available at http://dx.doi.org/10.3111/13696998.2013.801349 .

Copyright © 2013 Informa.

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