Author Archives: Health Services Research

Temporal Changes in Survival after Cardiac Surgery Are Associated with the Thirty-Day Mortality…

Objective To assess the hypothesis that postoperative survival exhibits heterogeneity associated with the timing of quality metrics.

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Examining the Association between Utilization Management and Downstream Cardiovascular Imaging

Objectives To examine the association of echocardiography utilization management (EUM) program with downstream cardiac imaging utilization.

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A Randomized, Controlled Pragmatic Trial of Telephonic Medication Therapy Management to Reduce…

Objective To evaluate the effectiveness of a telephonic medication therapy management (MTM) service on reducing hospitalizations among home health patients.

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Community Factors and Hospital Readmission Rates

Objective To examine the relationship between community factors and hospital readmission rates.

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Hospital and Geographic Variability in Thirty-Day All-Cause Mortality Following Colorectal…

Objective To assess hospital and geographic variability in 30-day mortality after surgery for CRC and examine the extent to which sociodemographic, area-level, clinical, tumor, treatment, and hospital characteristics were associated with increased likelihood of 30-day mortality in a population-based sample of older CRC patients.

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We Thank Our Peer Reviewers for 2013

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Teeth Are Always in Style: But Increasingly, Not for All

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Physician Practice Participation in Accountable Care Organizations: The Emergence of the…

Objective To provide the first nationally based information on physician practice involvement in ACOs.

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Incident User Cohorts for Assessing Medication Cost-Offsets

Objective To develop and test incident drug user designs for assessing cost savings from statin use in diabetics.

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Characterization of Adverse Events Detected in a Large Health Care Delivery System Using an…

Objective To report 5 years of adverse events (AEs) identified using an enhanced Global Trigger Tool (GTT) in a large health care system.

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Disparities in Quality of Care among Publicly Insured Adults with Schizophrenia in Four Large…

Objective To examine racial/ethnic disparities in quality of schizophrenia care and assess the size of observed disparities across states and over time.

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Medicaid Primary Care Physician Fees and the Use of Preventive Services among Medicaid…

Objective The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) increases Medicaid physician fees for preventive care up to Medicare rates for 2013 and 2014.

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The Association between Long-Term Care Setting and Potentially Preventable Hospitalizations…

Objective To compare the probability of experiencing a potentially preventable hospitalization (PPH) between older dual eligible Medicaid home and community-based service (HCBS) users and nursing home residents.

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Hospital, Patient, and Local Health System Characteristics Associated with the Prevalence and…

Objective To examine the association between hospital, patient, and local health system characteristics and the likelihood, prevalence, and duration of observation care among fee-for-service Medicare beneficiaries.

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