Author Archives: Health Services Research

Is Anyone Paying Attention to Physician Report Cards? The Impact of Increased Availability on…

Objective To determine if the release of health care report cards focused on physician practice quality measures leads to changes in consumers’ awareness and use of this information.

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Trends in Medicare Service Volume for Cataract Surgery and the Impact of the Medicare Physician…

Objective To calculate the associations between Medicare payment and service volume for complex and noncomplex cataract surgeries.

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Meaningful Use of the Indian Health Service Electronic Health Record

Objective To understand the use of electronic health record (EHR) functionalities by physicians practicing in an underserved setting.

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Impact of Massachusetts Health Reform on Enrollment Length and Health Care Utilization in the…

Objective To evaluate the impact of the 2006 Massachusetts health reform, the model for the Affordable Care Act, on short-term enrollment and utilization in the unsubsidized individual health insurance market.

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Impact of State Reporting Laws on Central Line–Associated Bloodstream Infection Rates in U.S….

Objective To examine the effect of mandated state health care–associated infection (HAI) reporting laws on central line–associated bloodstream infection (CLABSI) rates in adult intensive care units (ICUs).

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Redaction of Substance Abuse Claims in Medicare Research Files Affects Spending Outcomes for…

Objective To assess the impact of substance abuse claims redaction on Medicare spending estimates for beneficiaries with serious mental illness.

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Association between Nurse Staffing and In-Hospital Bone Fractures: A Retrospective Cohort Study

Objective To determine if sufficient nurse staffing reduced in-hospital fractures in acute care hospitals.

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Creating Unidimensional Global Measures of Physician Practice Quality Based on Health Insurance…

Objective To explore the extent to which commonly used claims-based process quality indicators can be used to create an internally valid global composite measure of physician practice quality.

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The Reliability of Instrumental Variables in Health Care Effectiveness Research: Less Is More

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Follow Your Heart: Survival Chances and Costs after Heart Attacks—An Instrumental Variable…

Objective To determine the effect of heart attack patients’ access to intensive treatment on mortality and costs.

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The Impact of Social Health Insurance on Diabetes and Hypertension Process Indicators among…

Objective To examine the impact of Seguro Popular (Mexican social health insurance for the poor; SP) on diabetes and hypertension care, intermediate process indicators for older adults (>50 years): pharmacological treatment, blood glucose tests, the use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM), and adherence to their nutrition and exercise program.

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Is Being Insured Sufficient to Ensure Effective Access to Health Care among Poor People in…

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Duration to Admission and Hospital Transfers Affect Facility Rankings from the Postacute 30-Day…

Objective To examine changes in facility-level risk-standardized rehospitalization rankings for postacute inpatient rehabilitation facilities after modifying two model parameters.

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Community Characteristics and Qualified Health Plan Selection during the First Open Enrollment…

Objective To examine state and community factors that contributed to geographic variation in qualified health plan selection during the first open enrollment period.

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