Background Extensive evidence documents geographic variation in spending, but limited research assesses geographic variation in quality, particularly among commercially insured enrollees.
Author Archives: Health Services Research
Objective To describe characteristics of industrial injury hospitalizations, and to test the hypothesis that industrial injuries were increasingly billed to non-workers’ compensation (WC) payers over time.
Objective To provide guidelines to researchers measuring health expenditures by disease and compare these methodologies’ implied inflation estimates.
Objective To predict changes in wage growth for health care workers based on projections of insurance enrollment from the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
Objective To design a methodology for rigorously eliciting narratives about patients’ experiences with clinical care that is potentially useful for public reporting and quality improvement.
Objective To describe the current state of the public reporting field and provide guidance to public report producers based on the evidence.
View article: Response to Inference Using Sample Means of Parametric Nonlinear Data Transformations
Objective To examine variation in pharmaceutical spending and patient characteristics across prescription drug user groups.
See original: Inference Using Sample Means of Parametric Nonlinear Data Transformations
Original article: Afterword: Sample Design Is the Key
Objectives To estimate (1) family-centered care (FCC) and shared decision-making (SDM) prevalence, and (2) associations of FCC and SDM (FCC/SDM) with health care outcomes among U.S.
Objective To examine the relationship between distance to dialysis provider and patient selection of dialysis modality, informed by the absolute distance from a patient’s home and relative distance of alternative modalities.
Objective To measure variation in payment rates under Medicare’s Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) and identify the main payment adjustments that drive variation.
Objective To examine the relationship between physician advice to quit smoking and patient care experiences.