Author Archives: Health Services Research

Predicting Disability among Community-Dwelling Medicare Beneficiaries Using Claims-Based…

Objectives To assess the feasibility of using existing claims-based algorithms to identify community-dwelling Medicare beneficiaries with disability based solely on the conditions for which they are being treated, and improving on these algorithms by combining them in predictive models.

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Young Adult Dependent Coverage: Were the State Reforms Effective? A Critique and a Response

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Drawing Plausible Inferences about the Impact of State Dependent Coverage Expansions

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Estimating True Resource Costs of Outpatient Care for Medicare Beneficiaries: Standardized…

Objective To compare standardized estimates of the true resource costs of outpatient health care to the allowable and billed charges for that care among Medicare Fee for Service (FFS) beneficiaries.

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Medicaid Expansions and Crowd-Out: Evidence from HIFA Premium Assistance Programs

Objective To evaluate the effect of the Oregon and New Mexico Health Insurance Flexibility and Accountability (HIFA) demonstrations.

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Community-Level Quality Improvement and the Patient Experience for Chronic Illness Care

Objective To determine whether chronically ill adults from communities participating in a community-level quality improvement effort reported greater improvement on four domains of patient experience: care coordination, patient satisfaction, provider interaction and support, and receipt of recommended care for diabetes.

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Understanding the New Current Population Survey Health Insurance Questions

Objective To compare estimates of health coverage from the pre- and post- redesign of the Current Population Survey (CPS) Annual Social and Economic Supplement.

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The Role of Outcome Forecasts in Patients’ Treatment Decisions—Evidence from a Survey…

Objective To analyze the effect of personalized outcome probabilities on treatment decisions.

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Observing versus Predicting: Initial Patterns of Filling Predict Long-Term Adherence More…

Objective Despite the proliferation of databases with increasingly rich patient data, prediction of medication adherence remains poor.

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Transformative Use of an Improved All-Payer Hospital Discharge Data Infrastructure for…

Objective To describe the use of a clinically enhanced maternal and child health (MCH) database to strengthen community-engaged research activities, and to support the sustainability of data infrastructure initiatives.

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Measurement Error in Public Health Insurance Reporting in the American Community Survey:…

Objective Examine measurement error to public health insurance in the American Community Survey (ACS).

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What Influences Patients’ Decisions When Choosing a Health Care Provider? Measuring Preferences…

Objective To investigate what influences patients’ health care decisions and what the implications are for the provision of information on the quality of health care providers to patients.

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Accelerating Improvement and Narrowing Gaps: Trends in Patients’ Experiences with Hospital Care…

Objective Measure HCAHPS improvement in hospitals participating in the second and fifth years of HCAHPS public reporting; determine whether change is greater for some hospital types.

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Health Information Technology Adoption in the Emergency Department

Objective To describe the trend in health information technology (IT) systems adoption in hospital emergency departments (EDs) and its effect on ED efficiency and resource use.

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