Longitudinal analysis of changes in illicit drug use and health services utilization

Michael French, Hai Fang, Ana I. Balsa

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Abstract

Objective. To analyze the relationships between illicit drug use and three types of health services utilization: emergency room utilization, hospitalization, and medical attention required due to injury(s). Data. Waves 1 and 2 (11,253 males and 13,059 females) from the National Epidemiologic Survey on Alcohol and Related Conditions (NESARC). Study Design. We derive benchmark estimates by employing standard cross-sectional data models to pooled waves of NESARC data. To control for potential bias due to time-invariant unobserved individual heterogeneity, we reestimate the relationships with fixed-effects models. Principal Findings. The cross-sectional data models suggest that illicit drug use is positively and significantly related to health services utilization in almost all specifications. Conversely, the only significant (p

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)877-899
Number of pages23
JournalHealth Services Research
Volume46
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2011

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Keywords

  • fixed-effects analysis
  • health services utilization
  • Illicit drug use

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  • Health Policy

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Longitudinal analysis of changes in illicit drug use and health services utilization. / French, Michael; Fang, Hai; Balsa, Ana I.

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