Author Archives: Health Services Research

Acceptance of New Medicaid Patients by Primary Care Physicians and Experiences with Physician…

Objective To estimate the relationship between physicians’ acceptance of new Medicaid patients and access to health care.

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Regional Growth in Medicare Spending, 1992–2010

Objective To determine if regions with high Medicare expenditures in a given setting remain high cost over time.

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Does Higher Spending Improve Survival Outcomes for Myocardial Infarction? Examining the…

Objectives Previous patient-level acute myocardial infarction (AMI) research has found higher hospital spending to be associated with improved survival; however, survivor-treatment selection bias traditionally has been overlooked.

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Explaining Disability Trends in the U.S. Elderly and Near-Elderly Population

Objective To examine disability trends among U.S.

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County-Level Variation in Readmission Rates: Implications for the Hospital Readmission…

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Physical Activity, Gender Difference, and Depressive Symptoms

Objective To investigate the roles of physical activity (exercise) and sociodemographic factors in depressive symptoms among men and women in the United States.

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Ambulatory Surgery Centers and Their Intended Effects on Outpatient Surgery

Objectives To assess the impact of ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) on rates of hospital-based outpatient procedures and adverse events.

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Identifying Predictors of Longitudinal Decline in the Level of Medical Care Received by Adult…

Objectives Characterize longitudinal changes in the use of medical care in adult survivors of childhood cancer.

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The Effects of Antipsychotic Quality Reporting on Antipsychotic and Psychoactive Medication Use

Objective The objective of this study is to examine how nursing homes changed their use of antipsychotic and other psychoactive medications in response to Nursing Home Compare’s initiation of publicly reporting antipsychotic use in July 2012.

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Quality of Disease Management and Risk of Mortality in English Primary Care Practices

Objective To investigate whether better management of chronic conditions by family practices reduces mortality risk.

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Control Outcomes and Exposures for Improving Internal Validity of Nonrandomized Studies

Objective Control outcomes and exposures can improve internal validity of nonrandomized studies by assessing residual bias in effect estimates.

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A Longitudinal Study of State Strategies and Policies to Accelerate Evidence-Based Practices in…

Objective To profile state agency efforts to promote implementation of three evidence-based practices (EBPs): screening and brief intervention (SBIRT), psychosocial interventions, and medication-assisted treatment (MAT).

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Changes in Quality of Health Care Delivery after Vertical Integration

Objectives To fill an empirical gap in the literature by examining changes in quality of care measures occurring when multispecialty clinic systems were acquired by hospital-owned, vertically integrated health care delivery systems in the Twin Cities area.

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Assessing Diabetes Care Disparities with Ambulatory Care Quality Measures

Objective To identify and describe racial/ethnic disparities in overall diabetes management.

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