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Benefits of small area measurements: A spatial clustering analysis on medicare beneficiaries in the USA


Small area estimates on where services for potential Medicare beneficiaries may be needed, could provide unique research opportunities for improving the healthcare quality of the ageing U.S. population. The project described in this paper validates this argument by contrasting the spatial clustering results from an analysis that uses large geographical units with proxy measures to the results from an analysis using small area geographic units with direct measures. Large-area proxy measures come from county-level U.S. Census Bureau 2010 cross sectional data on the number of people aged 65 and over. Medicare beneficiary estimates in 2007 with Primary Care Service Areas (PCSAs) make up the small-area direct-measure analysis. Findings show that the latter offers a more geographically defined appraisal of where healthcare quality efforts should focus to aid potential Medicare beneficiary populations. Because the healthcare quality of an aging population will only increase in importance as their numbers grow in the US, further research is needed.

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Issue: Volume 7, Issue 1, 2013

Geographic Distribution of Sanitary Resources in Romania and its Consequences on Individual and Public Health

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The paper is aiming to analyze the distribution of sanitary resources in Romania and the consequences of its features on individual and public health. The main objectives of the study are being: to overall asses the sanitary activity in Romania; to analyze through an evolutionary and comparative perspective the Health Care delivery components, mainly the medical personnel and medical units; to identify the territorial inequalities in the distribution of sanitary resources and to evaluate the consequences derived from the present inequalities existing at the level of sanitary resources.

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Issue: Volume 2, Issue 2, 2008

The Degree of Accessibility to Health Care – Issues Concerning the North-Eastern Population of Romania


Full text .pdf This study is analysing the population accessibly to the sanitary infrastructure in the North-East region of Romania, namely the six component counties of Bacu, Botoani, Iai, Neam, Suceava and Vaslui. Due to lack of basic sanitary infrastructure

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Issue: Volume 2, Issue 1, 2008