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Table 4 Concentration of thematic categories of SNH definitions among studies with similar outcomes measures (N = 22 articles)

From: Defining safety net hospitals in the health services research literature: a systematic review and critical appraisal

Thematic Categories: Main Outcome among included Studies
Cost Concentration Quality Concentration Access Concentration
Medicaid caseload 0 0 4 0.06 0 0
Uncompensated care 0 0 1 0 0 0
Facility characteristics 1 0.02 1 0 0 0
DSH payments 4 0.25 3 0.03 0 0
Patient case mix 0 0 2 0.01 0 0
Medicaid caseload + facility characteristics 0 0 2 0.01 1 0.25
Medicaid caseload + uncompensated care 3 0.14 3 0.03 1 0.25
Uncompensated care + DSH payments + Medicaid caseload 0 0 1 0 0 0