Who pays for agricultural injury care?

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Analysis of 295 agricultural injury hospitalizations in a single state's hospital discharge database found that workers' compensation covered only 5% of the inpatient stays. Other sources were commercial health insurance (47%), Medicare (31%), and Medicaid (7%); 9% were uninsured. Estimated mean hospital and physician payments (not costs or charges) were $12,056 per hospitalization. Nearly one sixth (16%) of hospitalizations were either unreimbursed or covered by Medicaid, indicating a substantial cost-shift to public funding sources. Problems in characterizing agricultural injuries and states' exceptions to workers' compensation coverage mandates point to the need for comprehensive health coverage.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)54-57
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Agromedicine
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2010


  • Agricultural
  • Health care finance
  • Injury
  • Workers' compensation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health


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