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  1. The financial burden of overweight and obesity among elderly Americans: the dynamics of weight, longevity, and health care cost.

    Health Services Research 43(3):849 (2008) PMID 18454771 PMCID PMC2442233

    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...
  2. Evidence-based imaging guidelines and Medicare payment policy.

    Health Services Research 43(3):1006 (2008) PMID 18454778 PMCID PMC2442247

    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...
  3. Role of state policies in the adoption of naltrexone for substance abuse treatment.

    Health Services Research 43(3):951 (2008) PMID 18454775 PMCID PMC2442246

    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...
  4. Medicaid undercount and bias to estimates of uninsurance: new estimates and existing evidence.

    Health Services Research 43(3):901 (2008) PMID 18546545 PMCID PMC2442249

    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 ...
  5. Prescription drug coverage and effects on drug expenditures among elderly Medicare beneficiaries.

    Health Services Research 43(3):810 (2008) PMID 18454769 PMCID PMC2442248

    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...
  6. Nonprice competition and quality of care in managed care: the New York SCHIP market.

    Health Services Research 43(3):971 (2008) PMID 18454776 PMCID PMC2442245

    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...
  7. How do proxy responses and proxy-assisted responses differ from what Medicare beneficiaries might have reported about their health care?

    Health Services Research 43(3):833 (2008) PMID 18454770 PMCID PMC2442242

    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...
  8. Hospital quality: a PRIDIT approach.

    Health Services Research 43(3):988 (2008) PMID 18454777 PMCID PMC2442235

    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...
  9. Effects of poverty and lack of insurance on perceptions of racial and ethnic bias in health care.

    Health Services Research 43(3):915 (2008) PMID 18546546 PMCID PMC2442232

    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...
  10. Falling short: continued challenges in meeting the mental health needs of children with special health care needs.

    Health Services Research 43(3):803 (2008) PMID 18454768 PMCID PMC2442237