Author Archives: Health Services Research

Effects of Early Dual-Eligible Special Needs Plans on Health Expenditure

Objective To examine the effects of the penetration of dual-eligible special needs plans (D-SNPs) on health care spending.

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Safety Culture and Mortality after Acute Myocardial Infarction: A Study of Medicare…

Objectives To investigate the association between hospital safety culture and 30-day risk-adjusted mortality for Medicare patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI) in a large, diverse hospital cohort.

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The Hospital: Still the Doctors’ Workplace(s)—A Cautionary Note for Approaches to Safety…

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The Association of Health Reform and Infant Health: Evidence from Massachusetts

Objective To estimate whether the incidence of low birthweight and rates of infant mortality were associated with Massachusetts health reform in the overall population and for subgroups that are at higher risk for poor health outcomes.

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Trends in Use of Risk-Reducing Mastectomy in a Context of Celebrity Decisions and Media…

Objective To examine trends in risk-reducing mastectomy (RRM) and immediate breast reconstruction in New York State and New South Wales, especially before and after Angelina Jolie’s announcement of her surgery in 2013.

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Using Weighted Hospital Service Area Networks to Explore Variation in Preventable…

Objective To demonstrate the use of multiple-membership multilevel models, which analytically structure patients in a weighted network of hospitals, for exploring between-hospital variation in preventable hospitalizations.

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Social Security Disability Insurance Enrollment and Health Care Employment

Objective To examine the relationship between Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) enrollment and health care employment.

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Spending per Medicare Beneficiary Is Higher in Hospital-Owned Small- and Medium-Sized Physician…

Objective To examine the relationship of physician versus hospital ownership of small- and medium-sized practices with spending and utilization of care.

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Understanding the Potential for Patient Engagement in Electronic Consultation and Referral…

Objective To understand patient, primary care clinician (PCC), and subspecialist perspectives on potential, unexplored roles for patients in electronic consultation and referral (eCR) systems.

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Patterns of Collaboration among Health Care and Social Services Providers in Communities with…

Objective To understand how health care providers and social services providers coordinate their work in communities that achieve relatively low health care utilization and costs for older adults.

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Nursing Care Disparities in Neonatal Intensive Care Units

Objectives To describe the variation across neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) in missed nursing care in disproportionately black and non-black-serving hospitals.

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Do Reduced Hospital Mortality Rates Lead to Increased Utilization of Inpatient Emergency Care?…

Objectives To measure the impact of the improvement in hospital survival rates on patients’ subsequent utilization of unplanned (emergency) admissions.

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A Randomized Trial of Off-Site Collaborative Care for Depression in Chronic Hepatitis C Virus

Objective To test the effectiveness of a collaborative depression care model in improving depression and hepatitis C virus (HCV) care.

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The Effect of Medicaid on Dental Care of Poor Adults: Evidence from the Oregon Health Insurance…

Objective To evaluate the effect of Medicaid coverage on dental care outcomes, a major health concern for low-income populations.

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