Am J Public Health 2021 Oct 14:e1-e8. Epub 2021 Oct 14.
Annie Ro is with the Department of Health, Society, and Behavior at the University of California, Irvine. At the time the study was conducted, Helen W. Yang was a chief resident in Internal Medicine at the Keck School of Medicine of University of Southern California (USC), Los Angeles. Senxi Du is a medical student at the Keck School of Medicine of Medicine. Courtney L. Hanlon is with the Los Angeles County and USC Medical Center, Los Angeles. Andrew Shane Young is with the Division of Geriatric, Hospital, Palliative, and General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, Keck School of Medicine.
To compare the severity of inpatient hospitalizations between undocumented immigrants and Medi-Cal patients in a large safety-net hospital in Los Angeles, California. We conducted a retrospective analysis of all 2019 inpatient stays at a Los Angeles hospital (n = 22 480), including patients of all races/ethnicities. We examined 3 measures by using insurance status to approximate immigration status: illness severity, length of hospital stay, and repeat hospitalizations. Read More