Analysis of the Joint Distribution of Disproportionate Share Hospital Payments. 7. Exploratory Analyses Using National HCUP Data


In this chapter, we report the results of our analyses using the HCUP national inpatient sample. We used the HCUP data to explore the relationship between various inpatient measures of low-income patient care that rely on inpatient utilization or gross revenue data by payer class and the implications this might have for using the different measures to allocate DSH funds.

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