Author Archives: Health Services Research

Rethinking Autonomy: Relationships as a Source of Resilience in a Changing Healthcare System

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Socioeconomic Differences in Use of Low-Value Cancer Screenings and Distributional Effects in…

Objective Consuming low-value health care not only highlights inefficient resource use but also brings an important concern regarding the economics of disparities.

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Resilience among Employed Physicians and Mid-Level Practitioners in Upstate New York

Objective To investigate the factors associated with resilience among medical professionals.

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The Role of Program Directors in Treatment Practices: The Case of Methadone Dose Patterns in…

Objective To describe changes in characteristics of directors of outpatient opioid agonist treatment (OAT) programs, and to examine the association between directors’ characteristics and low methadone dosage.

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The Effects of Distance to Dentists and Dentist Supply on Children’s Use of Dental Care

Objective To examine the effects of distance to dentists and dentist supply on dental services use among children with Medicaid coverage in Iowa.

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Reducing Young Adults’ Health Care Spending through the ACA Expansion of Dependent Coverage

Objective To estimate health care expenditure trends among young adults ages 19–25 before and after the 2010 implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) provision that extended eligibility for dependent private health insurance coverage.

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Collaboration with Regulators to Support Quality and Accountability Following Medical Errors:…

Objective Communication and resolution programs (CRPs) involve institutions responding to adverse events using transparency with patients, event analysis, recurrence prevention, and compensation.

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The Costs of Fall-Related Injuries among Older Adults: Annual Per-Faller, Service Component,…

Objective To estimate expenditures for fall-related injuries (FRIs) among older Medicare beneficiaries.

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How Does Medicaid Reimbursement Impact Nursing Home Quality? The Effects of Small Anticipatory…

Objective In 2006, Ohio changed its Medicaid reimbursement methodology for nursing homes (NHs) to promote more efficient staffing levels.

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Medication Nonadherence: The Role of Cost, Community, and Individual Factors

Objective To explain the association of out-of-pocket (OOP) cost, community-level factors, and individual characteristics on statin therapy nonadherence.

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The Seven Pillars Response to Patient Safety Incidents: Effects on Medical Liability Processes…

Objective To determine whether a communication and resolution approach to patient harm is associated with changes in medical liability processes and outcomes.

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Decreasing Malpractice Claims by Reducing Preventable Perinatal Harm

Objective To evaluate the association of improved patient safety practices with medical malpractice claims and costs in the perinatal units of acute care hospitals.

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Improving Care Transitions Management: Examining the Role of Accountable Care Organization…

Objective Examine the extent to which physician organization participation in an accountable care organization (ACO) and electronic health record (EHR) functionality are associated with greater adoption of care transition management (CTM) processes.

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Hospital Advertising, Competition, and HCAHPS: Does It Pay to Advertise?

Objective To test whether hospital advertising expenditures predict HCAHPS global ratings.

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