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Health Care Cost Concerns Intensify in Little Rock

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Publication Date: January 2003

Publisher(s): Center for Studying Health System Change

Author(s): Debra A. Draper; John F. Hoadley; Jessica Mittler; Sylvia Kuo

Series: Community Report No. 8

Topic: Health (Health services administration)

Type: Report

Abstract:

In January 2003, a team of researchers visited Little Rock 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 nearly 60 leaders in the health care market. Little Rock is one of 12 communities tracked by HSC every two years through site visits and every three years through surveys. Individual community reports are published for each round of site visits. The first three site visits to Little Rock, in 1996, 1998 and 2000, provided baseline and initial trend information against which changes are tracked. The Little Rock market includes Faulkner, Lonoke, Pulaski and Saline counties.