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October 10, 2019 | 12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Category: Seminar
Location: Faculty/Administration #2339 | Map
656 W. Kirby
Detroit, MI 48202
Cost: Free
Audience: Academic Staff, Alumni, Current Graduate Students, Current Undergraduate Students, Faculty

Shooshan Danagoulian
Department of Economics
Wayne State University

Using Medicaid claims for children born in Michigan 2013-2015, we analyze use of emergency room and office visits in Flint compared to other cities across the state. We found a 50% increase in lead tests in Flint after the contamination became known; but as avoidable emergency room visits decreased by 6.9%, office visits increased by 10.9%. We are able to link changing use of emergency room and office care to lead testing.

For more information about this event, please contact Shooshan Danagoulian at 313-577-1078 or fr4523@wayne.edu.