of course, americans with private insurance enjoyed significantly better results---after controlling for age, gender, geography, race, income and 30 comorbid conditions, that is
ASA: ASA 130th Annual Meeting Abstracts - Primary Payer Status Affects Mortality For Major Surgical OperationsFrom 2003-2007, 893,658 major surgical operations were evaluated using the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) database: lung resection, esophagectomy, colectomy, pancreatectomy, gastrectomy, abdominal aortic aneurysm repair, hip replacement, and coronary artery bypass. Patients were stratified by primary payer status: Medicare (n=491,829), Medicaid (n=40,259), Private Insurance (n=337,535), and Uninsured (n=24,035).
Importantly, after controlling for age, gender, income, geographic region, operation, and 30 comorbid conditions, Medicaid payer status was associated with the longest length of stay and highest total costs. In addition, Medicaid and Uninsured payer status independently conferred the highest adjusted risks of mortality.
uva is biased---LOL!
obamacare, by the way, includes more than THREE QUARTERS OF A TRILLION dollars in new taxes
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is elmendorf biased?
you don't know what you're talking about
U.S. funding for future promises lags by trillions - USATODAY.com
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