Author Archives: Health Services Research

Community Discharge of Nursing Home Residents: The Role of Facility Characteristics

Objective Using a socio-ecological model, this study examines the influence of facility characteristics on the transition of nursing home residents to the community after a short stay (within 90 days of admission) or long stay (365 days of admission) across states with different long-term services and supports systems.

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Comparing the Cost of Caring for Medicare Beneficiaries in Federally Funded Health Centers to…

Objective To compare total annual costs for Medicare beneficiaries receiving primary care in federally funded health centers (HCs) to Medicare beneficiaries in physician offices and outpatient clinics.

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Enhancing the Value of Statewide Hospital Discharge Data: Improving Clinical Content and…

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Percutaneous Coronary Intervention in the United States: Risk Factors for Untimely Access

Objective To determine how access to percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) is distributed across demographics.

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Effects of Changes in Diabetes Pay-for-Performance Incentive Designs on Patient Risk Selection

Objective Taiwan’s National Health Insurance (NHI) Program implemented a Diabetes Pay-for-Performance Program (P4P) based on process-of-care measures in 2001.

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Statewide Hospital Discharge Data: Collection, Use, Limitations, and Improvements

Objectives To provide an overview of statewide hospital discharge databases (HDD), including their uses in health services research and limitations, and to describe Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Enhanced State Data grants to address clinical and race–ethnicity data limitations.

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Using Record Linkage to Improve Race Data Quality for American Indians and Alaska Natives in…

Objective To evaluate and adjust for American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) racial misclassification in two hospital discharge datasets in the Pacific Northwest.

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The Association between High-Deductible Health Plan Transition and Contraception and Birth…

Objective To evaluate the association between employer-mandated enrollment into high-deductible health plans (HDHPs) and contraception and birth rates among reproductive-age women.

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The Role of Patient Factors, Cancer Characteristics, and Treatment Patterns in the Cost of Care…

Objective To characterize Medicare expenditures on initial breast cancer care and examine variation in expenditures across hospital referral regions (HRRs).

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Availability of New Medicaid Patient Appointments and the Role of Rural Health Clinics

Objective To examine the willingness to accept new Medicaid patients among certified rural health clinics (RHCs) and other nonsafety net rural providers.

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Cost-Effectiveness Analysis of a Capitated Patient Navigation Program for Medicare…

Objective To assess the cost-effectiveness of implementing a patient navigation (PN) program with capitated payment for Medicare beneficiaries diagnosed with lung cancer.

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Enhancing Clinical Content and Race/Ethnicity Data in Statewide Hospital Administrative…

Objectives Eight grant teams used Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality infrastructure development research grants to enhance the clinical content of and improve race/ethnicity identifiers in statewide all-payer hospital administrative databases.

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Barriers and Facilitators for Sustainability of Tele-Homecare Programs: A Systematic Review

Objective To identify the barriers and facilitators for sustainability of tele-homecare programs implemented by home health nursing agencies for chronic disease management.

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Accuracy of Self-Reported Health Care Use in a Population-Based Sample of Homeless Adults

Objective To assess the accuracy of self-reported ambulatory care visits, emergency department (ED) encounters, and overnight hospitalizations in a population-based sample of homeless adults.

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