Objectives To explore effects of disease prevalence adjustment on ambulatory care–sensitive hospitalization (ACSH) rates used for quality comparisons.
Author Archives: Health Services Research
Objective Little attention has been given to psychological factors as correlates of health care use, which could be an important key to manage it.
Objective To describe the modified Patient-Centered Medical Home Assessment (M-PCMH-A) survey module developed to track primary care practices’ care delivery approaches over time, assess whether its underlying factor structure is reliable, and produce factor scores that provide a more reliable summary measure of the practice’s care delivery than would a simple average of question responses.
Objective To assess the changes in patient outcome prediction and hospital performance ranking when incorporating diagnoses as risk adjusters rather than comorbidity indices.
Objective To isolate the effect of greater inpatient cost-sharing on Medicaid entry among Medicare beneficiaries.
Originally posted here: Advancing the Quality of Pediatric Antipsychotic Use: Maybe It Takes a PAL
Objective To learn if a quality of care Medicaid child psychiatric consultation service implemented in three different steps was linked to changes in statewide child antipsychotic utilization.
Objective To assess the influence of relational climate on quality of diabetes care.
Objective To assess the change in efficiency and total factor productivity (TFP) of the local public hospitals in Japan after the local public hospital reform launched in late 2007, which was aimed at improving the financial capability and operational efficiency of hospitals.
Objectives To examine trends in hospital post-acute utilization indicators and to determine whether improvement in these indicators is associated with attesting to meaningful use (MU).
Objective To determine whether the Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) transformation reduces hospital and ED utilization, and whether the effect is specific to chronic conditions targeted for management by the PCMH in our setting.
Objective To assess the impact of proxy survey responses on cancer care experience reports and quality ratings.
Objective To examine the impact of provider competition under global budgeting on the use of cesarean delivery in Taiwan.