Deprivation status and the hospital costs of an emergency medical admission

Published: 25 September 2017
Author(s): John J. McCabe, Katie McElroy, Seán Cournane, Declan Byrne, Deirdre O'Riordan, Brian Fitzgerald, Bernard Silke
Section: Original Article

Deprivation has been shown to adversely affect health outcomes. However, whether deprivation increases hospitalisation costs is uncertain. We have examined the relationship between deprivation and the costs of emergency medical admissions in a single centre between 2008–2014.