Author Archives: Health Services Research

The Impact of Pediatrician Supply on Child Health Outcomes: Longitudinal Evidence from Japan

Objective To investigate the effect of pediatrician supply on under-5 mortality over the period 2000–2010.

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Determinants of Private Long-Term Care Insurance Purchase in Response to the Partnership…

Objective To assess three possible determinants of individuals’ response in their private insurance purchases to the availability of the Partnership for Long-Term Care (PLTC) insurance program: bequest motives, financial literacy, and program awareness.

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Falsification Testing of Instrumental Variables Methods for Comparative Effectiveness Research

Objectives To demonstrate how falsification tests can be used to evaluate instrumental variables methods applicable to a wide variety of comparative effectiveness research questions.

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Patient Preferences for Features of Health Care Delivery Systems: A Discrete Choice Experiment

Objective To estimate the relative importance of organizational-, procedural-, and interpersonal-level features of health care delivery systems from the patient perspective.

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Just How Useful Are Health Rankings?

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County Health Rankings and the Cult of the Imperfect

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Modeling Area-Level Health Rankings

Objective Rank county health using a Bayesian factor analysis model.

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Financial Strain and Medication Adherence among Diabetes Patients in an Integrated Health Care…

Objective To examine self-reported financial strain in relation to pharmacy utilization adherence data.

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Office-Based Tools and Primary Care Visit Communication, Length, and Preventive Service…

Background The use of physician office-based tools such as electronic health records (EHRs), health risk appraisal (HRA) instruments, and written patient reminder lists is encouraged to support efficient, high-quality, patient-centered care.

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Reforming Access: Trends in Medicaid Enrollment for New Medicare Beneficiaries, 2008–2011

Objective To evaluate whether aligning the Part D low-income subsidy and Medicaid program enrollment pathways in 2010 increased Medicaid participation among new Medicare beneficiaries.

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Benchmarking Outpatient Rehabilitation Clinics Using Functional Status Outcomes

Objective To utilize functional status (FS) outcomes to benchmark outpatient therapy clinics.

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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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