Author Archives: Health Services Research

Evaluating Area-Based Socioeconomic Status Indicators for Monitoring Disparities within Health…

Objective To determine which area-based socioeconomic status (SES) indicator is best suited to monitor health care disparities from a delivery system perspective.

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Facing the Recession: How Did Safety-Net Hospitals Fare Financially Compared with Their Peers?

Objective To examine the effect of the recession on the financial performance of safety-net versus non-safety-net hospitals.

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Hospital-Specific Template Matching for Auditing Hospital Cost and Quality

Objective Develop an improved method for auditing hospital cost and quality tailored to a specific hospital’s patient population.

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Young Adult Dependent Coverage: Were the State Reforms Effective?

Objective To examine the robustness of findings regarding state-level adult dependent coverage expansions using detailed outcomes that specify coverage source.

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The Patterns of Health Care Utilization by Elderly Europeans: Frailty and Its Implications for…

Objective To examine the patterns of health care utilization by the elderly and test the influence of functional decline.

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Estimating Premium Sensitivity for Children’s Public Health Insurance Coverage: Selection but…

Objective To estimate the effect of premium increases on the probability that near-poor and moderate-income children disenroll from public coverage.

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Impact of a Pharmacy Benefit Change on New Use of Mail Order Pharmacy among Diabetes Patients:…

Objective To assess the impact of a pharmacy benefit change on mail order pharmacy (MOP) uptake.

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Using Self-Reported Health Measures to Predict High-Need Cases among Medicaid-Eligible Adults

Objective To assess the ability of different self-reported health (SRH) measures to prospectively identify individuals with high future health care needs among adults eligible for Medicaid.

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Do Patient-Centered Medical Homes Reduce Emergency Department Visits?

Objective To assess whether adoption of the patient-centered medical home (PCMH) reduces emergency department (ED) utilization among patients with and without chronic illness.

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Cumulative Expenditures under the DI, SSI, Medicare, and Medicaid Programs for a Cohort of…

Objective To estimate cumulative DI, SSI, Medicare, and Medicaid expenditures from initial disability benefit award to death or age 65.

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Assessing Organizational Change in Multisector Community Health Alliances

Objective The purpose of this article was to identify some common organizational features of multisector health care alliances (MHCAs) and the analytic challenges presented by those characteristics in assessing organizational change.

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Private Investment Purchase and Nursing Home Financial Health

Objective To explore the impact of nursing home acquisition by private investment firms on nursing home costs, revenue, and overall financial health.

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Which Components of Medical Homes Reduce the Time Burden on Families of Children with Special…

Objectives To examine which components of medical homes affect time families spend arranging/coordinating health care for their children with special health care needs (CSHCNs) and providing health care at home.

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Hospital Diagnostic Aggregation and Risk-Adjusted Quality

Objective To demonstrate the importance of diagnostic aggregation when assessing hospitals.

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