Author Archives: Health Services Research

Priorities for Patient-Centered Outcomes Research: The Views of Minority and Underserved…

Objective To learn how minority and underserved communities would set priorities for patient-centered outcomes research (PCOR).

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The Contribution of Skilled Nursing Facilities to Hospitals’ Readmission Rate

Objective To examine the relative influence of hospital and skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) on 30-day rehospitalization.

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The Effect of Physician and Hospital Market Structure on Medical Technology Diffusion

Objective To examine the influence of physician and hospital market structures on medical technology diffusion, studying the diffusion of drug-eluting stents (DESs), which became available in April 2003.

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Hospital Surgical Volumes and Mortality after Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting: Using…

Objective To estimate a safe minimum hospital volume for hospitals performing coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery.

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Characteristics Associated with Home Health Care Referrals at Hospital Discharge: Results from…

Objective To assess patient- and hospital-level factors associated with home health care (HHC) referrals following nonelective U.S.

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Using Social Media, Online Social Networks, and Internet Search as Platforms for Public Health…

Objective To pilot public health interventions at women potentially interested in maternity care via campaigns on social media (Twitter), social networks (Facebook), and online search engines (Google Search).

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Geographic Variation in Quality of Care for Commercially Insured Patients

Background Extensive evidence documents geographic variation in spending, but limited research assesses geographic variation in quality, particularly among commercially insured enrollees.

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Industrial Injury Hospitalizations Billed to Payers Other Than Workers’ Compensation:…

Objective To describe characteristics of industrial injury hospitalizations, and to test the hypothesis that industrial injuries were increasingly billed to non-workers’ compensation (WC) payers over time.

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Guidelines for Measuring Disease Episodes: An Analysis of the Effects on the Components of…

Objective To provide guidelines to researchers measuring health expenditures by disease and compare these methodologies’ implied inflation estimates.

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Wage Growth for the Health Care Workforce: Projecting the Affordable Care Act Impact

Objective To predict changes in wage growth for health care workers based on projections of insurance enrollment from the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

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Breaking Narrative Ground: Innovative Methods for Rigorously Eliciting and Assessing Patient…

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Objective To design a methodology for rigorously eliciting narratives about patients’ experiences with clinical care that is potentially useful for public reporting and quality improvement.

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New Evidence on What Works in Effective Public Reporting

Objective To describe the current state of the public reporting field and provide guidance to public report producers based on the evidence.

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Response to Inference Using Sample Means of Parametric Nonlinear Data Transformations

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High-Cost Users of Prescription Drugs: A Population-Based Analysis from British Columbia,…

Objective To examine variation in pharmaceutical spending and patient characteristics across prescription drug user groups.

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