Assessing Health and Health Care in Prince George's County
Download eBook for Free
|PDF file||7.8 MB|
|PDF file||0.1 MB|
Purchase Print Copy
|Add to Cart||Paperback218 pages||$56.00||$44.80 20% Web Discount|
Prince George's County, Maryland, faces the ongoing challenge of ensuring the health of its residents in the context of severe fiscal constraints. This challenge has grown more complex in the past decade, as the county's population has become increasingly diverse, demographically and socio-demographically. To help policymakers address this challenge, this report describes the demographic and health characteristics of Prince George's County residents; assesses health care system access and capacity within the county; and analyzes patterns of hospital and emergency department use. The authors review existing studies on the health and health service utilization of Prince George's County residents; synthesize the findings; and report on their original analyses of data about residents' health behaviors, the county's physician workforce, and hospital discharge rates.
Table of Contents
Demographic Characteristics of Prince George's County Residents
Health Behaviors and Use of Preventive Care
Barriers to Health Care Access and Utilization for Adults
Hospital, Emergency Department, and Safety-Net Clinic Capacity
Ambulatory Care-Sensitive Hospitalizations and Emergency Department Visits
Patterns of Hospital Inpatient and Emergency Department Use
Summary and Policy Implications
Description of Data Sources
Existing Studies on Prince George's County
Detailed Method Descriptions for Selected Chapters
Measures of Physician Capacity
Trends in Hospital and Emergency Department Capacity
Hospital Quality Figures
Ambulatory Care-Sensitive Hospitalizations and Emergency Department Visits Across Prince George's County by Age Group
Patterns of Hospital Inpatient and Emergency Department Use for Specific Hospitals
This work was sponsored by Prince George's County Council. The research was conducted in RAND Health, a division of the RAND Corporation.
This report is part of the RAND Corporation Technical report series. RAND technical reports may include research findings on a specific topic that is limited in scope or intended for a narrow audience; present discussions of the methodology employed in research; provide literature reviews, survey instruments, modeling exercises, guidelines for practitioners and research professionals, and supporting documentation; or deliver preliminary findings. All RAND reports undergo rigorous peer review to ensure that they meet high standards for research quality and objectivity.
This document and trademark(s) contained herein are protected by law. This representation of RAND intellectual property is provided for noncommercial use only. Unauthorized posting of this publication online is prohibited; linking directly to this product page is encouraged. Permission is required from RAND to reproduce, or reuse in another form, any of its research documents for commercial purposes. For information on reprint and reuse permissions, please visit www.rand.org/pubs/permissions.
The RAND Corporation is a nonprofit institution that helps improve policy and decisionmaking through research and analysis. RAND's publications do not necessarily reflect the opinions of its research clients and sponsors.