When working on health insurance lead generation, it's best to be aware of ongoing research that is relevant to the industry.
For example, researchers at Johns Hopkins University have determined that over the past two decades, a lack of health insurance has led to or contributed to the deaths of 17,000 children. The research is based on a study of 23 million hospital records dating back to the late 1980s.
According to the research, uninsured children were 60 percent more likely to die in the hospital than those with insurance. An announcement from the university noted that these findings do not involve what happens after one is discharged from the hospital or those who were not hospitalized in the first place.
The research also apparently found that the uninsured were at greater risk for death regardless of their overall medical condition.
"Can we say with absolute certainty that 17,000 children would have been saved if they had health insurance? Of course not. The point here is that a substantial number of children may be saved by health coverage," said Dr. David Chang.
Such data can be relevant to those working on health insurance lead generation, as well as medical professionals in general.