Author Archives: Health Services Research

Nurse Staffing Patterns and Patient Experience of Care: An Empirical Analysis of U.S. Hospitals

Objective To examine the relationship between nurse staffing patterns and patients’ experience of care in hospitals with a particular focus on staffing flexibility.

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Early Impact on Outpatients of Mandatory Adoption of the Diagnosis-Related Group-Based…

Objective To explore the impact of mandatory adoption of diagnosis-related groups (DRGs) on the use of outpatient care in Korea.

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Cost Analysis and Performance Assessment of Partner Services for Human Immunodeficiency Virus…

Objective To estimate the programmatic costs of partner services for HIV, syphilis, gonorrhea, and chlamydial infection.

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Development of the Learning Health System Researcher Core Competencies

Objective To develop core competencies for learning health system (LHS) researchers to guide the development of training programs.

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Medicare Spending for Breast, Prostate, Lung, and Colorectal Cancer Patients in the Year of…

Objective To characterize spending patterns for Medicare patients with incident breast, prostate, lung, and colorectal cancer.

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Financial Incentives and Physician Practice Participation in Medicare’s Value-Based Reforms

Objectives To evaluate whether greater experience and success with performance incentives among physician practices are related to increased participation in Medicare’s voluntary value-based payment reforms.

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An Evaluation of a Clinical Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis Education Intervention among Men Who Have…

Objective To evaluate the impact of an HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) education intervention on PrEP awareness and use among men who have sex with men (MSM) attending a sexually transmitted diseases (STD) clinic.

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Impact of Cost-Sharing Increases on Continuity of Specialty Drug Use: A Quasi-Experimental…

Objective To examine the impact of cost-sharing increases on continuity of specialty drug use in Medicare beneficiaries with multiple sclerosis (MS) or rheumatoid arthritis (RA).

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Too Big, Too Small, or Just Right? Cost-Efficiency of Environmental Inspection Services in…

Objective To assess optimal activity size/mix of Connecticut local public health jurisdictions, through estimating economies of scale/scope/specialization for environmental inspections/services.

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Does Maternity Care Coordination Influence Perinatal Health Care Utilization? Evidence from…

Objective To examine effects of maternity care coordination (MCC) on perinatal health care utilization among low-income women.

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Cross-Cultural Validation of the Patient Perception of Integrated Care Survey

Objective To test the cross-cultural validity of the U.S.

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A Patch to the NYU Emergency Department Visit Algorithm

Objective To document erosion in the New York University Emergency Department (ED) visit algorithm’s capability to classify ED visits and to provide a patch to the algorithm.

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Updating the Emergency Department Algorithm: One Patch Is Not Enough

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Tax-Exempt Hospitals’ Investments in Community Health and Local Public Health Spending:…

Objectives To investigate whether tax-exempt hospitals’ investments in community health are associated with patterns of governmental public health spending focusing specifically on the relationship between hospitals’ community benefit expenditures and the spending patterns of local health departments (LHDs).

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