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Publication Date: January 2003

Publisher(s): Center for Studying Health System Change

Author(s): Aaron Katz; Robert E. Hurley; Kelly Devers; Leslie Jackson Conwell

Series: Community Report No. 1

Topic: Health (Health services administration)

Type: Report

Coverage: Indiana

Abstract:

In September 2002, a team of researchers visited Indianapolis 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 100 leaders in the health care market. Indianapolis 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 Indianapolis, in 1996, 1998 and 2000, provided the background against which changes are tracked. The Indianapolis market encompasses a nine-county region that includes Boone, Hamilton, Hancock, Hendricks, Johnson, Madison, Marion, Morgan and Shelby counties.