- Medical Services Utilization data is typically related to direct care at a hospital or clinic. For example, this might include medical provider visits, the number of nights spent in a hospital, or prescription medicine use (O'Hara, 2012).
- However, many states also provide utilization data for primary care and specialty clinics, long-term care, home health agencies, and hospices.
- This data is typically linked to an eligibility or enrollment file with demographic data.
Service Utilization Data Resources
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