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Standalone E.R.s Drawn to Affluent Areas

Vivian Ho

Standalone E.R.s Drawn to Affluent Areas.

The author determines that in 2016, freestanding emergency departments in Texas were more likely to be in areas that could yield high profits — i.e., areas with significantly higher household incomes — than in areas of high demand. See Health Affairs at for the abstract. Subscription required for the full study.