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Publication Date: June 2005

Publisher(s): Center for Studying Health System Change

Author(s): Glen P. Mays; Thomas Bodenheimer; Laurie E. Felland; Kelly L. McKenzie

Series: Community Report No. 2

Topic: Health (Health services administration)

Type: Report

Coverage: Indiana

Abstract:

In January 2005, a team of researchers visited Indianapolis, Indiana, 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 95 leaders in the health care market. Indianapolis 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 Indianapolis, in 1996, 1998, 2000 and 2002, provide trend information against which changes are tracked. The Indianapolis market encompasses Boone, Hamilton, Hancock, Hendricks, Johnson, Madison, Marion, Morgan and Shelby counties.