Author Archives: Health Services Research

Duration to Admission and Hospital Transfers Affect Facility Rankings from the Postacute 30-Day…

Objective To examine changes in facility-level risk-standardized rehospitalization rankings for postacute inpatient rehabilitation facilities after modifying two model parameters.

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Community Characteristics and Qualified Health Plan Selection during the First Open Enrollment…

Objective To examine state and community factors that contributed to geographic variation in qualified health plan selection during the first open enrollment period.

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Impact of a Pay-for-Performance Program on Care for Black Patients with Hypertension: Important…

Objective Evaluate the effect of a pay-for-performance intervention on the quality of hypertension care provided to black patients and determine whether it produced risk selection.

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Fighting MRSA Infections in Hospital Care: How Organizational Factors Matter

Objective To identify factors associated with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) bloodstream infections at the level of the hospital organization.

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Patient-Centered Medical Home Recognition and Clinical Performance in U.S. Community Health…

Introduction America’s community health centers (HCs) are uniquely poised to implement the patient-centered medical home (PCMH) model, as they are effective in providing comprehensive, accessible, and continuous primary care.

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A Longitudinal Investigation of Willingness to Pay for Health Insurance in Germany

Objective To investigate factors affecting willingness to pay (WTP) for health insurance of older adults in a longitudinal setting in Germany.

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Hospital Quality Reporting in the United States: Does Report Card Design and Incorporation of…

Objective To explore the impact of hospital report card design and incorporation of patient narrative comments on consumers’ choices of hospitals.

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How Low-Income Subsidy Recipients Respond to Medicare Part D Cost Sharing

Objectives To determine the magnitude and mechanisms of response to Medicare Part D cost sharing by low-income subsidy (LIS) recipients using oral hypoglycemic agents (OHAs) and statins.

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The Dynamics of Hospital Use among Older People Evidence for Europe Using SHARE Data

Objective Hospital services use, which is a major driver of total health expenditures, is expected to rise over the next decades in Europe, especially because of population aging.

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Management of Hypertension in Primary Care Safety-Net Clinics in the United States: A…

Objective To examine adherence to guideline-concordant hypertension treatment practices at community health centers (CHCs) compared with private physicians’ offices.

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Key Provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA): A Systematic Review and…

Objectives To conduct a systematic literature review of selected major provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) pertaining to expanded health insurance coverage.

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Methods for Measuring Racial Differences in Hospitals Outcomes Attributable to Disparities in…

Objective To compare two approaches to measuring racial/ethnic disparities in the use of high-quality hospitals.

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Medicaid Disenrollment and Disparities in Access to Care: Evidence from Tennessee

Objective To assess the effects of Tennessee’s 2005 Medicaid disenrollment on access to health care among low-income nonelderly adults.

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Association between Temporal Changes in Primary CareWorkforce and Patient Outcomes

Objective To examine the association between 10-year temporal changes in the primary care workforce and Medicare beneficiaries’ outcomes.

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