Author Archives: Health Services Research

Medicaid Expansion and Health Plan Quality in Medicaid Managed Care

Objective To assess the effect of the 2014 Medicaid expansion on Medicaid managed care plan quality.

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Medical Malpractice Liability Exposure and OB/GYN Physician Delivery Decisions

Objective This study examines the effect of physician medical malpractice liability exposure on primary Cesarean and vaginal births after Cesarean (VBACs).

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Evidence-Based Medicine and State Health Care Coverage: The Washington Health Technology…

Objective To evaluate the Washington State Health Technology Assessment Program (WHTAP).

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The Impact of WIC on Infant Immunizations and Health Care Utilization

Objective To test how prenatal participation in the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) impacts health care utilization and immunizations within the first year of an infant’s life.

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Development and Validation of a Short-Form Safety Net Medical Home Scale

Objective To develop a short-form Safety Net Medical Home Scale (SNMHS) for assessing patient-centered medical home (PCMH) capability in safety net clinics.

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Estimating the Cost Savings of Preventive Dental Services Delivered to Medicaid-Enrolled…

Objective To quantify the impact of multiyear utilization of preventive dental services on downstream dental care utilization and expenditures for children.

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Effects of the Medicare Modernization Act on Spending for Outpatient Surgery

Objectives To examine the effects of Medicare’s revised ambulatory surgery center (ASC) payment schedule on overall payments for outpatient surgery.

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Effectiveness of Interventions for Breast Cancer Screening in African American Women: A…

Objective The purpose of this study was to report the results of a meta-analysis conducted on the effects of clinical trials in breast cancer screening for African American women between 1997 and 2017.

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Patient-Centered Medical Home Implementation and Improved Chronic Disease Quality: A…

Objective To examine associations between clinics’ extent of patient-centered medical home (PCMH) implementation and improvements in chronic illness care quality.

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Physician Practice Transitions to System Ownership Do Not Result in Diminished Practice…

Objective To examine the extent to which physician-to-system ownership transitions are associated with declines in practice-reported patient responsiveness (PRPR).

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Regarding Implicit Review Instrument to Evaluate Quality of Care Delivered by Physicians to…

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Implicit Review Instrument to Evaluate Quality of Care Delivered by Physicians to Children in…

Objective To evaluate the consistency, reliability, and validity of an implicit review instrument that measures the quality of care provided to children in the emergency department (ED).

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Heterogeneous Relationships between Labor Income and Health by Race/Ethnicity

Objective To examine the race-stratified relationships between labor income and health among working-age adults in the United States.

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Successful Community Discharge Following Postacute Rehabilitation for Medicare Beneficiaries:…

Objective To determine the sociodemographic and clinical characteristics as well as health services use associated with successful community discharge.

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