Author Archives: Health Services Research

Postponing a General Practitioner Visit: Describing Social Differences in Thirty-One European…

Objective To describe social differences in postponing a general practitioner visit in 31 European countries and to explore whether primary care strength is associated with postponement rates.

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Impact of Provider Competition under Global Budgeting on the Use of Cesarean Delivery

Objective To examine the impact of provider competition under global budgeting on the use of cesarean delivery in Taiwan.

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Home Health Care: Nurse–Physician Communication, Patient Severity, and Hospital Readmission

Objective To evaluate whether communication failures between home health care nurses and physicians during an episode of home care after hospital discharge are associated with hospital readmission, stratified by patients at high and low risk of readmission.

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Identifying Primary Care Pathways from Quality of Care to Outcomes and Satisfaction Using…

Objective To study the relationships between the different domains of quality of primary health care for the evaluation of health system performance and for informing policy decision making.

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Combining Internet-Based and Postal Survey Methods in a Survey among Gynecologists: Results of…

Objective To assess whether a combination of Internet-based and postal survey methods (mixed-mode) compared to postal-only survey methods (postal-only) leads to improved response rates in a physician survey, and to compare the cost implications of the different recruitment strategies.

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Payer Type and Low-Value Care: Comparing Choosing Wisely Services across Commercial and…

Objective To compare low-value health service use among commercially insured and Medicare populations and explore the influence of payer type on the provision of low-value care.

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Do People with Health Insurance Coverage Who Live in Areas with High Uninsurance Rates Pay More…

Objective To investigate the relationship between the percent uninsured in a county and expenditures associated with the typical emergency department visit.

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Telemedical Care and Monitoring for Patients with Chronic Heart Failure Has a Positive Effect…

Background Telemedical care and monitoring programs for patients with chronic heart failure have shown beneficial effects on survival in several small studies.

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The Association of Electronic Health Record Adoption with Staffing Mix in Community Health…

Objective To assess how medical staffing mix changed over time in association with the adoption of electronic health records (EHRs) in community health centers (CHCs).

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A Methodology for Using Workforce Data to Decide Which Specialties and States to Target for…

Objective To outline a methodology for allocating graduate medical education (GME) training positions based on data from a workforce projection model.

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Does the Regulatory Environment Affect Nurse Practitioners’ Patterns of Practice or Quality…

Objective To examine the impact of state-granted nurse practitioner (NP) independence on patient-level quality, service utilization, and referrals.

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Perspectives: Using Results from HRSA’s Health Workforce Simulation Model to Examine the…

Objective Inform health planning and policy discussions by describing Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA’s) Health Workforce Simulation Model (HWSM) and examining the HWSM’s 2025 supply and demand projections for primary care physicians, nurse practitioners (NPs), and physician assistants (PAs).

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Developing Physician Migration Estimates for Workforce Models

Objective To understand factors affecting specialty heterogeneity in physician migration.

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The Epicenter of Effectiveness and Efficiency in Health Care Delivery: The Evolving U.S. Health…

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