Author Archives: Health Services Research

Physician Engagement Strategies in Care Coordination: Findings from the Centers for Medicare…

Objective To identify roles physicians assumed as part of new health care delivery models and related strategies that facilitated physician engagement across 21 Health Care Innovation Award (HCIA) programs.

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The Effect of Certificate of Need Laws on All-Cause Mortality

Objective To test how Certificate of Need laws affect all-cause mortality in the United States.

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Using Harm-Based Weights for the AHRQ Patient Safety for Selected Indicators Composite…

Objective To assess whether hospital profiles for public reporting and pay-for-performance, measured by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Patient Safety for Selected Indicators (PSI-90) composite measure, were affected by using the recently developed harm-based weights.

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Best of the 2016 AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting

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Are Two Heads Better Than One or Do Too Many Cooks Spoil the Broth? The Trade-Off between…

Objective To examine the effects of physician division of labor and patient continuity of care (COC) on the care quality and outcomes of older adults with complex chronic conditions.

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Sampling for Patient Exit Interviews: Assessment of Methods Using Mathematical Derivation and…

Objective (1) To evaluate the operational efficiency of various sampling methods for patient exit interviews; (2) to discuss under what circumstances each method yields an unbiased sample; and (3) to propose a new, operationally efficient, and unbiased sampling method.

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Adjusting Health Expenditures for Inflation: A Review of Measures for Health Services Research…

Objective To provide guidance on selecting the most appropriate price index for adjusting health expenditures or costs for inflation.

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Impact of Copayment Changes on Children’s Albuterol Inhaler Use and Costs after the Clean Air…

Objective To examine changes in children’s albuterol use and out-of-pocket (OOP) costs in response to increased copayments after the Food and Drug Administration banned inhalers with chlorofluorocarbon (CFC) propellants.

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Does Spatial Access to Primary Care Affect Emergency Department Utilization for Nonemergent…

Objective To examine the contributions of individual- and neighborhood-level spatial access to care to the utilization of emergency departments (EDs) for preventable conditions through implementation of novel local spatial access measures.

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Mandatory Statewide Medicaid Managed Care in Florida and Hospitalizations for Ambulatory Care…

Objective To investigate the impact of implementation of the Statewide Medicaid Managed Care (SMMC) program in Florida on access to and quality of primary care for Medicaid enrollees, measured by hospitalizations for ambulatory care sensitive conditions (ACSCs).

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Early Impact of the Affordable Care Act’s Medicaid Expansion on Dental Care Use

Objective To examine the impact of the Affordable Care Act on dental care use among poor adults ages 21–64 in 2014.

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Automated Delineation of Hospital Service Areas and Hospital Referral Regions by Modularity…

Objective To develop an automated, data-driven, and scale-flexible method to delineate hospital service areas (HSAs) and hospital referral regions (HRRs) that are up-to-date, representative of all patients, and have the optimal localization of hospital visits.

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Organizational Factors Affect Safety-Net Hospitals’ Breast Cancer Treatment Rates

Objective To identify key organizational approaches associated with underuse of breast cancer care.

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Stratifying Patients with Diabetes into Clinically Relevant Groups by Combination of Chronic…

Objective To find clinically relevant combinations of chronic conditions among patients with diabetes and to examine their relationships with six diabetes quality metrics.

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