Author Archives: Health Services Research

Impact of Disease Prevalence Adjustment on Hospitalization Rates for Chronic Ambulatory…

Objectives To explore effects of disease prevalence adjustment on ambulatory care–sensitive hospitalization (ACSH) rates used for quality comparisons.

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The Longitudinal Association between Psychological Factors and Health Care Use

Objective Little attention has been given to psychological factors as correlates of health care use, which could be an important key to manage it.

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Development and Validation of the Modified Patient-Centered Medical Home Assessment for the…

Objective To describe the modified Patient-Centered Medical Home Assessment (M-PCMH-A) survey module developed to track primary care practices’ care delivery approaches over time, assess whether its underlying factor structure is reliable, and produce factor scores that provide a more reliable summary measure of the practice’s care delivery than would a simple average of question responses.

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Improving Hospital Performance Rankings Using Discrete Patient Diagnoses for Risk Adjustment of…

Objective To assess the changes in patient outcome prediction and hospital performance ranking when incorporating diagnoses as risk adjusters rather than comorbidity indices.

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The Role of Medicare’s Inpatient Cost-Sharing in Medicaid Entry

Objective To isolate the effect of greater inpatient cost-sharing on Medicaid entry among Medicare beneficiaries.

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Hospital Readmission and Social Risk Factors Identified from Physician Notes

Objective To evaluate the prevalence of seven social factors using physician notes as compared to claims and structured electronic health records (EHRs) data and the resulting association with 30-day readmissions.

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Advancing the Quality of Pediatric Antipsychotic Use: Maybe It Takes a PAL

Originally posted here:  Advancing the Quality of Pediatric Antipsychotic Use: Maybe It Takes a PAL

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Decrease in Statewide Antipsychotic Prescribing after Implementation of Child and Adolescent…

Objective To learn if a quality of care Medicaid child psychiatric consultation service implemented in three different steps was linked to changes in statewide child antipsychotic utilization.

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Longitudinal Analysis of Quality of Diabetes Care and Relational Climate in Primary Care

Objective To assess the influence of relational climate on quality of diabetes care.

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Impact of the Local Public Hospital Reform on the Efficiency of Medium-Sized Hospitals in…

Objective To assess the change in efficiency and total factor productivity (TFP) of the local public hospitals in Japan after the local public hospital reform launched in late 2007, which was aimed at improving the financial capability and operational efficiency of hospitals.

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Meaningful Use and Hospital Performance on Post-Acute Utilization Indicators

Objectives To examine trends in hospital post-acute utilization indicators and to determine whether improvement in these indicators is associated with attesting to meaningful use (MU).

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The Reduction in ED and Hospital Admissions in Medical Home Practices Is Specific to Primary…

Objective To determine whether the Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) transformation reduces hospital and ED utilization, and whether the effect is specific to chronic conditions targeted for management by the PCMH in our setting.

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Differences between Proxy and Patient Assessments of Cancer Care Experiences and Quality…

Objective To assess the impact of proxy survey responses on cancer care experience reports and quality ratings.

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Impact of Provider Competition under Global Budgeting on the Use of Cesarean Delivery

Objective To examine the impact of provider competition under global budgeting on the use of cesarean delivery in Taiwan.

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