Author Archives: Health Services Research

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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A Simple Method for Evaluating Within-Sample Prognostic Balance Achieved by Published…

Objective To demonstrate how a researcher can investigate the appropriateness of a published comorbidity summary measure for use with a given sample.

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Using Grounded Theory Method to Capture and Analyze Health Care Experiences

Objective Grounded theory (GT) is an established qualitative research method, but few papers have encapsulated the benefits, limits, and basic tenets of doing GT research on user and provider experiences of health care services.

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Identifying Possible False Matches in Anonymized Hospital Administrative Data without Patient…

Objective To identify data linkage errors in the form of possible false matches, where two patients appear to share the same unique identification number.

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Why We Should Not Be Indifferent to Specification Choices for Difference-in-Differences

Objective To evaluate the effects of specification choices on the accuracy of estimates in difference-in-differences (DID) models.

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Variations in Guideline-Concordant Breast Cancer Adjuvant Therapy in Rural Georgia

Objective To examine factors associated with guideline-concordant adjuvant therapy among breast cancer patients in a rural region of the United States and to present an advancement in quality-of-care assessment in the context of multiple treatments.

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Does a Physician’s Attitude toward a Patient with Mental Illness Affect Clinical Management of…

Objective To determine whether physician’s attitudes toward patients with comorbid mental illness affect management of a chronic disease.

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