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Modeling health care policy alternatives.
We review microsimulation and cell-based models. For each type of model, we discuss data requirements and other factors that may affect its scope. We also discuss how to improve models by changing data collection and data access procedures. Materials and Methods. We review the modeling literature, d...
Variation in inpatient hospital prices and outpatient service quantities drive geographic differences in private spending in Texas.
We used observational data and decomposed overall and service-specific spending into health status and health status adjusted utilization and input prices and input prices adjusted for the BCBSTX and Medicare populations. Variation in overall BCBSTX spending across HRRs appeared driven by price vari...
Expanding coverage to low-income childless adults in Massachusetts: implications for national health reform.
We would expect to see large increases in coverage rates and commensurate gains in access to care for low-income childless adults. Linking state and federal surveys offers a strategy for leveraging the value of state-specific survey data for stronger policy evaluations. © Health Research and Educati...
Impact of states' nurse work hour regulations on overtime practices and work hours among registered nurses.
We analyzed a nationally representative sample of registered nurses from the National Sample Survey of Registered Nurses for years 2004 and 2008. We obtained difference-in-differences estimates of the effect of the nurse work hour policies on the likelihood of working mandatory overtime, working mor...
Are dual eligibles admitted to poorer quality skilled nursing facilities?
We specified a discharge function using a conditional logit model and tested how this discharge rule varied by dual-eligibility status. A total of 692,875 Medicare fee-for-service patients (22% duals) who were discharged for Medicare paid SNF care between July 2004 and June 2005. Medicare enrollment...
The impact of electronic health records on workflow and financial measures in primary care practices.
To estimate a commercially available ambulatory electronic health record's (EHR's) impact on workflow and financial measures. Administrative, payroll, and billing data were collected for 26 primary care practices in a fee-for-service network that rolled out an EHR on a staggered schedule from June 2...
Responses to Medicare drug costs among near-poor versus subsidized beneficiaries.
We compared responses to drug costs for LIS recipients with near-poor (≤200 percent of the Federal Poverty Level) and higher income beneficiaries without the LIS. Medicare Advantage beneficiaries in 2008. We examined three drug cost responses using multivariate logistic regression: cost-reducing beh...