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Impact of universal health insurance coverage on hypertension management: a cross-national study in the United States and England

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BACKGROUND: The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) galvanised debate in the United States (US) over universal health coverage. Comparison with countries providing universal coverage may illustrate whether the ACA can improve health outcomes and reduce disparities. We aimed to compare quality and disparities in hypertension management by socio-economic position in the US and England, the latter of which has universal health care. METHOD: We used data from the Health and Retiremen...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Medical Sciences Division
Department:
Primary Care Health Services
Role:
Author
Publisher:
Public Library of Science
Journal:
PLoS ONE More from this journal
Volume:
9
Issue:
1
Pages:
e83705
Publication date:
2014-01-08
Acceptance date:
2013-11-06
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EISSN:
1932-6203
Language:
English
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uuid:ceea5203-9197-4874-8a6b-1c900fd20f32
Local pid:
pubs:447097
Source identifiers:
447097
Deposit date:
2014-02-13

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