Author Archives: Health Services Research

The Potential of High-Dimensional Propensity Scores in Health Services Research: An Exemplary…

Objective Evaluating the potential of the high-dimensional propensity score (HDPS) to control for residual confounding in studies analyzing quality of care based on administrative health insurance data.

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Health Services Utilization in Older Adults with Dementia Receiving Care Coordination: The…

Objective To investigate effects of a novel dementia care coordination program on health services utilization.

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Comparison of Medicaid Payments Relative to Medicare Using Inpatient Acute Care Claims from the…

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The Probability of Hospitalizations for Mild-to-Moderate Injuries by Trauma Center Ownership…

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Does Identification of Previously Undiagnosed Conditions Change Care-Seeking Behavior?

Objective To determine whether identification of previously undiagnosed high cholesterol, hypertension, and/or diabetes during an in-home assessment impacts care seeking among Medicare beneficiaries.

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Factors That Distinguish High-Performing Accountable Care Organizations in the Medicare Shared…

Objective To identify factors that promote the effective performance of accountable care organizations (ACOs) in the Medicare Shared Savings Program.

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Modeling Health Care Spending Growth of Older Adults

Objective To forecast out-of-pocket health care spending among older adults.

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Patient, Physician, and Health-System Factors Influencing the Quality of Antidepressant and…

Objective To identify determinants of potentially inappropriate (PI) antidepressant and anxiolytic/sedative prescribing for older, community-dwelling adults.

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Space–Time Cluster Analysis to Detect Innovative Clinical Practices: A Case Study of…

Objective To identify space–time clusters of changes in prescribing aripiprazole for bipolar disorder among providers in the VA.

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Impact of Health System Affiliation on Hospital Resource Use Intensity and Quality of Care

Objective To assess the impact of hospital affiliation, centralization, and managed care plan ownership on inpatient cost and quality.

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Relationships as Medicine: Quality of the Physician–Patient Relationship Determines Physician…

Objective To determine whether quality of physician–patient relationships influences uptake of physician treatment recommendations in men with clinically localized prostate cancer (PCa).

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Covariate Balancing through Naturally Occurring Strata

Objective To provide an alternative to propensity scoring (PS) for the common situation where there are interacting covariates.

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Veterans’ Location in Health Professional Shortage Areas: Implications for Access to Care and…

Objective To describe the distribution of Veterans in areas of the United States where there are potentially inadequate supplies of health professionals, and to explore opportunities suggested by this distribution for fostering health workforce flexibility.

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Impact of Wisconsin Medicaid Policy Change on Dental Sealant Utilization

Background In September 2006, Wisconsin Medicaid changed its policy to allow nondentists to become certified Medicaid providers and to bill for sealants in public health settings.

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