Author Archives: Health Services Research

Assessing Diabetes Care Disparities with Ambulatory Care Quality Measures

Objective To identify and describe racial/ethnic disparities in overall diabetes management.

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A Simple Method for Evaluating Within-Sample Prognostic Balance Achieved by Published…

Objective To demonstrate how a researcher can investigate the appropriateness of a published comorbidity summary measure for use with a given sample.

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Why We Should Not Be Indifferent to Specification Choices for Difference-in-Differences

Objective To evaluate the effects of specification choices on the accuracy of estimates in difference-in-differences (DID) models.

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Variations in Guideline-Concordant Breast Cancer Adjuvant Therapy in Rural Georgia

Objective To examine factors associated with guideline-concordant adjuvant therapy among breast cancer patients in a rural region of the United States and to present an advancement in quality-of-care assessment in the context of multiple treatments.

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Drivers of Inpatient Hospital Experience Using the HCAHPS Survey in a Canadian Setting

Objective To identify factors associated with patients’ overall rating of inpatient hospital care.

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Spillover Effects of the Affordable Care Act? Exploring the Impact on Young Adult Dental…

Objectives To assess whether the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) dependent coverage health insurance mandate had a spillover impact on young adult dental insurance coverage and whether any observed effects varied by household income.

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The Impact of Medicaid Reform on Children’s Dental Care Utilization in Connecticut, Maryland,…

Objective To measure the impact of Medicaid reforms, in particular increases in Medicaid dental fees in Connecticut, Maryland, and Texas, on access to dental care among Medicaid-eligible children.

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Methodological Considerations When Studying the Association between Patient-Reported Care…

Objective To illustrate methodological considerations when assessing the relationship between patient care experiences and mortality.

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Disparities in Assessment, Treatment, and Recommendations for Specialty Mental Health Care:…

Objective To examine perceptions of medical doctor behavior in mental health (MH) utilization disparities.

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The Relationship between Commercial Health Care Prices and Medicare Spending and Utilization

Objective To explore the relationship between commercial health care prices and Medicare spending/utilization across U.S.

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A Randomized Controlled Trial of Intensive Care Management for Disabled Medicaid Beneficiaries…

Objective To evaluate outcomes of a registered nurse–led care management intervention for disabled Medicaid beneficiaries with high health care costs.

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Chronic Pain and Health Care Spending: An Analysis of Longitudinal Data from the Medical…

Objective To estimate average incremental health care expenditures associated with chronic pain by health care service category, expanding on prior research that focused on specific pain conditions instead of general pain, excluded low levels of pain, or did not incorporate pain duration.

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Narrow- and Broad-Spectrum Antibiotic Use among U.S. Children

Objectives To provide updated estimates of narrow- and broad-spectrum antibiotic use among U.S.

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Development and Validation of the Primary Care Team Dynamics Survey

Objective To develop and validate a survey instrument designed to measure team dynamics in primary care.

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