State efforts to measure the health care safety net

Lynn A. Blewett, Timothy J. Beebe

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Abstract

This article describes the role states could play in a national effort to measure and monitor the public health safety net. The authors developed a data collection framework using information from five states on two components of the safety net: structure and demand. Because states are the primary vehicle for access expansions and programs to care for the poor, the authors suggest that they be the primary coordinating mechanism for data collection on the safety net. Because the necessary mechanisms for more uniform standards or criteria to evaluate state data collection activities and capacity remain undeveloped, they recommend using existing data to begin building state capacity to measure and monitor the safety net.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)125-135
Number of pages11
JournalPublic Health Reports
Volume119
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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