Health Services Research
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To investigate the financial burdens attributed to overweight and obesity on the U.S. health care system among elderly Americans. Longitudinal Cost and Use files of the Medicare Current Beneficiary Survey from 1992 to 2001. We constructed a simultaneous equation system to model the dynamic relat...
This study examines the relationship between evidence-based appropriateness criteria for neurologic imaging procedures and Medicare payment determinations. The primary research question is whether Medicare is more likely to pay for imaging procedures as the level of appropriateness increases. Th...
To examine state policies associated with adoption of a pharmaceutical agent-naltrexone-by substance abuse treatment facilities to treat alcohol-dependent clients. Facility-level data from the 2003 National Survey of Substance Abuse Treatment Services, and state-level data on policy and environm...
To examine whether known Medicaid enrollees misreport their health insurance coverage in surveys and the extent to which misreports of lack of coverage bias estimates of uninsurance. Primary survey data from the Medicaid Undercount Experiment. Analyze new data from surveys of Medicaid enrollees ...
To identify determinants of drug coverage among elderly Medicare beneficiaries and to investigate the impact of drug coverage on drug expenditures with and without taking selection bias into account. The primary data were from the 2000 Medicare Current Beneficiary Survey (MCBS) Cost and Use file...
To examine the effect of nonprice competition among managed care plans on the quality of care in the New York SCHIP market. U.S. Census 2000; 2002 New York State Managed Care Plan Performance Report; and 2001 New York State Managed Care Annual Enrollment Report. Each market is defined as a count...
Assess proxy respondent effects on health care evaluations by Medicare beneficiaries. 110,215 respondents from the nationally representative 2001 CAHPS((R)) Medicare Fee-for-Service Survey. We compare the effects of both proxy respondents and proxy assistance (reading, writing, or translating) o...
Access to high quality medical care is an important determinant of health outcomes, but the quality of care is difficult to determine. To apply the PRIDIT methodology to determine an aggregate relative measure of hospital quality using individual process measures. Retrospective analysis of Medic...
To investigate whether poverty and lack of insurance are associated with perceived racial and ethnic bias in health care. 2001 Survey on Disparities in Quality of Health Care, a nationally representative telephone survey. We use data on black, Hispanic, and white adults who have a regular physic...
To assess the impact of recent Medicare prospective payment system (PPS) changes on efficiency in skilled nursing homes. Medicare Cost Reports (MCR), On-line Survey Certification and Reporting System (OSCAR), Area Resource Files (ARF), a Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) hospital ...