Objectives To assess the impact of ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) on rates of hospital-based outpatient procedures and adverse events.
Author Archives: Health Services Research
Objectives Characterize longitudinal changes in the use of medical care in adult survivors of childhood cancer.
Objective The objective of this study is to examine how nursing homes changed their use of antipsychotic and other psychoactive medications in response to Nursing Home Compare’s initiation of publicly reporting antipsychotic use in July 2012.
Objective To investigate whether better management of chronic conditions by family practices reduces mortality risk.
Objective Control outcomes and exposures can improve internal validity of nonrandomized studies by assessing residual bias in effect estimates.
Objective To profile state agency efforts to promote implementation of three evidence-based practices (EBPs): screening and brief intervention (SBIRT), psychosocial interventions, and medication-assisted treatment (MAT).
Objectives To fill an empirical gap in the literature by examining changes in quality of care measures occurring when multispecialty clinic systems were acquired by hospital-owned, vertically integrated health care delivery systems in the Twin Cities area.
Objective To identify and describe racial/ethnic disparities in overall diabetes management.
Objective To demonstrate how a researcher can investigate the appropriateness of a published comorbidity summary measure for use with a given sample.
Objective Grounded theory (GT) is an established qualitative research method, but few papers have encapsulated the benefits, limits, and basic tenets of doing GT research on user and provider experiences of health care services.
Objective To identify data linkage errors in the form of possible false matches, where two patients appear to share the same unique identification number.
Objective To evaluate the effects of specification choices on the accuracy of estimates in difference-in-differences (DID) models.
Objective To examine factors associated with guideline-concordant adjuvant therapy among breast cancer patients in a rural region of the United States and to present an advancement in quality-of-care assessment in the context of multiple treatments.
Objective To determine whether physician’s attitudes toward patients with comorbid mental illness affect management of a chronic disease.