Author Archives: Health Services Research

Feasibility of Collecting Patient-Reported Outcomes for Inpatient Rehabilitation Quality…

Objective To evaluate rehabilitation inpatients’ willingness and ability to complete patient-reported outcomes (PROs) and the burden of completion on patients and staff.

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Quantifying Disparities in Accessibility and Availability of Pediatric Primary Care across…

Objective To quantify disparities in accessibility and availability of pediatric primary care by modeling interventions across multiple states that compare publicly insured versus privately insured children, and urban versus rural communities.

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Food Insecurity and Health Care Expenditures in the United States, 2011–2013

Objective To determine whether food insecurity, limited or uncertain food access owing to cost, is associated with greater health care expenditures.

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Did the Affordable Care Act’s Dependent Coverage Expansion Affect Race/Ethnic Disparities in…

Objective To test the impact of the dependent coverage expansion (DCE) on insurance disparities across race/ethnic groups.

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Relationships between Acute and Postacute Care Providers: Measurement and Estimation

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Response to Relationships between Acute and Postacute Care Providers: Measurement and…

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Effects of Acute–Postacute Continuity on Community Discharge and 30-Day Rehospitalization…

Objective To examine the effects of facility-level acute–postacute continuity on probability of community discharge and 30-day rehospitalization following inpatient rehabilitation.

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Quality Metrics and Systems Transformation: Are We Advancing Alcohol and Drug Screening in…

Objective To examine the influence of Oregon’s coordinated care organizations (CCOs) and pay-for-performance incentive model on completion of screening and brief intervention (SBI) and utilization of substance use disorder (SUD) treatment services.

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Two-Stage Residual Inclusion Estimation in Health Services Research and Health Economics

Objectives Empirical analyses in health services research and health economics often require implementation of nonlinear models whose regressors include one or more endogenous variables—regressors that are correlated with the unobserved random component of the model.

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Comparing the Effectiveness of Dynamic Treatment Strategies Using Electronic Health Records: An…

Objective To compare the effectiveness of dynamic anemia management strategies by applying the parametric g-formula to electronic health records.

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End-of-Life Care Planning in Accountable Care Organizations: Associations with Organizational…

Objective To measure the extent to which accountable care organizations (ACOs) have adopted end-of-life (EOL) care planning processes and characterize those ACOs that have established processes related to EOL.

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Log Odds and the Interpretation of Logit Models

Objective We discuss how to interpret coefficients from logit models, focusing on the importance of the standard deviation () of the error term to that interpretation.

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Payment Reform and Health Disparities: Changes in Dialysis Modality under the New Medicare…

Objective To evaluate the effect of the Medicare dialysis payment reform on potential disparities in the selection of peritoneal dialysis (PD) for the treatment of end-stage renal disease (ESRD).

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Patient Experience of Chronic Illness Care and Medical Home Transformation in Safety Net…

Objective To examine the relationship between medical home transformation and patient experience of chronic illness care.

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