Author Archives: Health Services Research

Geographic Variation in Quality of Care for Commercially Insured Patients

Background Extensive evidence documents geographic variation in spending, but limited research assesses geographic variation in quality, particularly among commercially insured enrollees.

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Industrial Injury Hospitalizations Billed to Payers Other Than Workers’ Compensation:…

Objective To describe characteristics of industrial injury hospitalizations, and to test the hypothesis that industrial injuries were increasingly billed to non-workers’ compensation (WC) payers over time.

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Guidelines for Measuring Disease Episodes: An Analysis of the Effects on the Components of…

Objective To provide guidelines to researchers measuring health expenditures by disease and compare these methodologies’ implied inflation estimates.

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Wage Growth for the Health Care Workforce: Projecting the Affordable Care Act Impact

Objective To predict changes in wage growth for health care workers based on projections of insurance enrollment from the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

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Breaking Narrative Ground: Innovative Methods for Rigorously Eliciting and Assessing Patient…

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Objective To design a methodology for rigorously eliciting narratives about patients’ experiences with clinical care that is potentially useful for public reporting and quality improvement.

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New Evidence on What Works in Effective Public Reporting

Objective To describe the current state of the public reporting field and provide guidance to public report producers based on the evidence.

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Response to Inference Using Sample Means of Parametric Nonlinear Data Transformations

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High-Cost Users of Prescription Drugs: A Population-Based Analysis from British Columbia,…

Objective To examine variation in pharmaceutical spending and patient characteristics across prescription drug user groups.

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Inference Using Sample Means of Parametric Nonlinear Data Transformations

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Afterword: Sample Design Is the Key

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Clarifying the Predictive Value of Family-Centered Care and Shared Decision Making for…

Objectives To estimate (1) family-centered care (FCC) and shared decision-making (SDM) prevalence, and (2) associations of FCC and SDM (FCC/SDM) with health care outcomes among U.S.

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Impacts of Geographic Distance on Peritoneal Dialysis Utilization: Refining Models of Treatment…

Objective To examine the relationship between distance to dialysis provider and patient selection of dialysis modality, informed by the absolute distance from a patient’s home and relative distance of alternative modalities.

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Variation in Payment Rates under Medicare’s Inpatient Prospective Payment System

Objective To measure variation in payment rates under Medicare’s Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) and identify the main payment adjustments that drive variation.

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Advice to Quit Smoking and Ratings of Health Care among Medicare Beneficiaries Aged 65+

Objective To examine the relationship between physician advice to quit smoking and patient care experiences.

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