Table 2—

Health care use characteristics of Medicare FFS patients with diabetes by DE Medicaid status, Colorado 1997–1998

CharacteristicDENon-DEP
n2,0967,357
Primary care physician visits11.4 ± 10.610.2 ± 8.20.0032
Endocrinologist visits0.2 ± 1.10.6 ± 2.4<0.0001
Emergency department visits1.7 ± 2.50.8 ± 1.6<0.0001
Hospitalizations1.3 ± 2.10.8 ± 1.5<0.0001
ALOS (days)5.4 ± 5.54.9 ± 3.9<0.0001
  • Data are means ± SD.