Uninsured Discharged Faster From Hospitals, According To Study
Reuters: Uninsured Hospital Patients Discharged Sooner
Uninsured Americans tend to be discharged from the hospital somewhat sooner than those with health coverage, regardless of the medical condition itself, a new study finds. Researchers are not sure what the reasons for the findings are. And it's not clear that a shorter hospital stay is a bad thing. Still, the findings suggest that financial factors are playing a role in hospital length of stay, the authors say (Norton, 11/15).