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Uninsured Patients, Malpractice Insurance Woes Stress Miami Health Care Market

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Publication Date: December 2005

Publisher(s): Center for Studying Health System Change

Author(s): Glen P. Mays; Robert A. Berenson; Thomas Bodenheimer; Laurie E. Felland

Series: Community Report No. 12

Topic: Health (Health services administration)

Type: Report

Coverage: Florida

Abstract:

In June 2005, a team of researchers visited Miami to study that community's health system, how it is changing and the effects of those changes on consumers. The Center for Studying Health System Change (HSC), as part of the Community Tracking Study, interviewed more than 65 leaders in the health care market. Miami is one of 12 communities tracked by HSC every two years through site visits. Individual community reports are published for each round of site visits. The first four site visits to Miami, in 1996, 1998, 2000 and 2002, provide trend information against which changes are tracked. The Miami market encompasses Miami-Dade County.