Objective We addressed two questions regarding health system consolidation through the acquisition of ambulatory clinics: (1) Was increasing health system size associated with improved diabetes care performance and (2) Did the diabetes care performance of acquired clinics improve postacquisition?
Author Archives: Health Services Research
Objective Limited consumer use of health care report cards may be due to the large amount of information presented in report cards, which can be difficult to understand.
Objective To evaluate the perceived usefulness of publicly reported nursing home quality indicators.
Objectives Performance measurement is used by health care providers, payers, and patients.
Objectives To determine whether a shared panel management program was effective at improving quality of care for patients with uncontrolled chronic disease.
Objective To compare risk scores computed by DxCG (Verisk) and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) V21.
Objective To examine whether high-deductible health plans are related to patient complexity, health services use, and medical care costs among substance use treatment patients.
Objective To present a case study on how to compare various matching methods applying different measures of balance and to point out some pitfalls involved in relying on such measures.
Research Objective To estimate the effects of smoking bans on neonatal health outcomes and maternal smoking behavior during pregnancy.
Objective To highlight key methodological issues in studying insurance dynamics and to compare estimates across two commonly used surveys.
Objective To understand what patterns of health care use are associated with higher post-hospitalization spending.
Objective To examine the association of clinical chorioamnionitis on cesarean delivery in a national sample of hospital discharges.
Objective To determine associations between need, enabling, and predisposing factors with mental health service use among National Guard soldiers in the first year following a combat deployment to Iraq or Afghanistan.
Objective To examine the extent to which accountable care organizations (ACOs) formally incorporate postacute care providers.