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Cumulative Expenditures under the DI, SSI, Medicare, and Medicaid Programs for a Cohort of Disabled Working-Age Adults.
We matched records for a 10 percent nationally representative sample. Overall average cumulative expenditures are $292,401 through death or age 65, with 51.4 percent for cash benefits and 48.6 percent for health care. Expenditures are about twice the average for individuals first awarded benefits at...
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...
Hospital diagnostic aggregation and risk-adjusted quality.
To demonstrate the importance of diagnostic aggregation when assessing hospitals. Patient data from the Victorian Admitted Episodes Database (VAED), 1999/2000 to 2004/2005. Financial statements from public hospitals, 2002/2003 to 2004/2005. Risk-adjusted quality computed for each hospital using two...
Modeling hospital-acquired pressure ulcer prevalence on medical-surgical units: nurse workload, expertise, and clinical processes of care.
This study modeled the predictive power of unit/patient characteristics, nurse workload, nurse expertise, and hospital-acquired pressure ulcer (HAPU) preventive clinical processes of care on unit-level prevalence of HAPUs. Seven hundred and eighty-nine medical-surgical units (215 hospitals) in 2009....
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...