Emergency Room Self Pay Study

Brief Description
Recently, several hospitals have reported increases in self pay (uninsured) Emergency Department (ED) visits and admissions. The Hospital Association of Southern California (HASC) has funded the National Health Foundation (NHF) to conduct the Self Pay Study to help understand this issue. To gather information on self pay demand, NHF is administering an online survey to all hospitals with EDs in Los Angeles County. This information will be aggregated with Office of Statewide Planning and Health Development (OSHPD) data and analyzed to assess self pay demand in the context of recent policy changes and service reductions for the years 2000 through 2004.