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Comparative morbidities and the share of emergencies in hospital admissions in deprived areas: a method and evidence from English administrative data
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    • Rodney P Jones, Statistical Advisor Healthcare Analysis & Forecasting

    This is a very useful study which confirms higher usage and DNA rates already documented among the more deprived. However, more recent research suggests that social group, as determined by the output area classification, may be more powerful in determining which groups among the deprived are associated with particular diseases [1-3]. After adjusting for social group there appears to be a very little role for deprivation per se, i.e. deprivation merely sets a broad context for the social health behaviours among different social groups.

    1. Beeknoo N, Jones R (2016) Factors influencing A&E attendance, admissions and waiting times at two London hospitals. British Journal of Medicine and Medical Research 17(10): 1-29. doi : 10.9734/BJMMR/2016/28783

    2. Beeknoo N, Jones R (2016) Using Social Groups to Locate Areas with High Emergency Department Attendance, Subsequent Inpatient Admission and Need for Critical Care. British Journal of Medicine and Medical Research 18(6): 1-23. doi: 10.9734/BJMMR/2016/29208

    3. Beeknoo N, Jones R (2016) Using social groups to locate areas of high utilization of critical care. British Journal of Healthcare Management 22(11): 551-560.

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