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Reasons for Use of Out-of-County Health Care Facilities in the Mississippi Delta


  • Wynveen, Brooklynn J.

    (Clemson U)


Mississippi has a long-standing place as one of the least healthy states in the country. Problems related to chronic illness, high mortality, and insufficient medical infrastructure are magnified within the state's Delta region. Efforts to improve patient care require an understanding of the areas of weakness in current health care provision. Thus, the present analysis focuses on 16 Delta counties, using analysis of variance (ANOVA) to examine mean differences in agreement at the county level, with five potential reasons that respondents might choose to leave their home county for health care: quality, availability, familiarity, convenience, and cost.

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  • Wynveen, Brooklynn J., 2009. "Reasons for Use of Out-of-County Health Care Facilities in the Mississippi Delta," The Review of Regional Studies, Southern Regional Science Association, vol. 39(2), pages 213-225.
  • Handle: RePEc:rre:publsh:v:39:y:2009:i:2:p:213-25

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    1. Lentz, R. G. & Oden, Michael D., 2001. "Digital divide or digital opportunity in the Mississippi Delta region of the US," Telecommunications Policy, Elsevier, vol. 25(5), pages 291-313, June.
    2. Atkinson, Sarah & Haran, Dave, 2005. "Individual and district scale determinants of users' satisfaction with primary health care in developing countries," Social Science & Medicine, Elsevier, vol. 60(3), pages 501-513, February.
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    Health; Health Care;

    JEL classification:

    • H75 - Public Economics - - State and Local Government; Intergovernmental Relations - - - State and Local Government: Health, Education, and Welfare
    • I11 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health - - - Analysis of Health Care Markets
    • R22 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Household Analysis - - - Other Demand


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