Objective To determine if the release of health care report cards focused on physician practice quality measures leads to changes in consumers’ awareness and use of this information.
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Objective To calculate the associations between Medicare payment and service volume for complex and noncomplex cataract surgeries.
Objective To understand the use of electronic health record (EHR) functionalities by physicians practicing in an underserved setting.
Objective To evaluate the impact of the 2006 Massachusetts health reform, the model for the Affordable Care Act, on short-term enrollment and utilization in the unsubsidized individual health insurance market.
Objective To examine the effect of mandated state health care–associated infection (HAI) reporting laws on central line–associated bloodstream infection (CLABSI) rates in adult intensive care units (ICUs).
Objective To assess the impact of substance abuse claims redaction on Medicare spending estimates for beneficiaries with serious mental illness.
Objective To determine if sufficient nurse staffing reduced in-hospital fractures in acute care hospitals.
Objective To explore the extent to which commonly used claims-based process quality indicators can be used to create an internally valid global composite measure of physician practice quality.
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Objective To determine the effect of heart attack patients’ access to intensive treatment on mortality and costs.
Objective To examine the impact of Seguro Popular (Mexican social health insurance for the poor; SP) on diabetes and hypertension care, intermediate process indicators for older adults (>50 years): pharmacological treatment, blood glucose tests, the use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM), and adherence to their nutrition and exercise program.
Objective To examine changes in facility-level risk-standardized rehospitalization rankings for postacute inpatient rehabilitation facilities after modifying two model parameters.
Objective To examine state and community factors that contributed to geographic variation in qualified health plan selection during the first open enrollment period.