Phantoms in the snow: Canadians' use of health care services in the United States

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Phantoms in the snow: Canadians' use of health care services in the United States

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Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2002
AuthorsKatz SJ, Cardiff K, Pascali M, Barer ML, Evans RG
JournalHealth affairs (Project Hope)Health.Aff.(Millwood)
Volume21
Issue3
Pages19 - 31
Date Published2002
KeywordsAdult, Ambulatory Care Facilities/utilization, Canada/ethnology, Contract Services/utilization, Data Interpretation, Statistical, Diagnosis-Related Groups/statistics & numerical data, Emergencies, Health Care Surveys, Health Services Research, Hospitalization/statistics & numerical data, Hospitals/utilization, Humans, Michigan, National Health Programs, New York, Patient Acceptance of Health Care/ethnology, Travel/statistics & numerical data, Washington
AbstractTo examine the extent to which Canadian residents seek medical care across the border, we collected data about Canadians' use of services from ambulatory care facilities and hospitals located in Michigan, New York State, and Washington State during 1994-1998. We also collected information from several Canadian sources, including the 1996 National Population Health Survey, the provincial Ministries of Health, and the Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association. Results from these sources do not support the widespread perception that Canadian residents seek care extensively in the United States. Indeed, the numbers found are so small as to be barely detectible relative to the use of care by Canadians at home.
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