Health Services Research

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Edited By: Jacqueline S. Zinn and Patrick S. Romano

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ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2015: 9/74 (Health Policy & Services); 19/87 (Health Care Sciences & Services)

Online ISSN: 1475-6773


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  1. Research Articles

  2. Policy-Managerial Impact Articles

  3. Research Articles

    1. The Effects of Distance to Dentists and Dentist Supply on Children's Use of Dental Care

      George L. Wehby, Dan M. Shane, Adweta Joshi, Elizabeth Momany, Donald L. Chi, Raymond A. Kuthy and Peter C. Damiano

      Version of Record online: 9 SEP 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/1475-6773.12556

    2. Reducing Young Adults’ Health Care Spending through the ACA Expansion of Dependent Coverage

      Jie Chen, Arturo Vargas-Bustamante and Priscilla Novak

      Version of Record online: 8 SEP 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/1475-6773.12555

  4. Special Issue: Patient Safety & Medical Liability

    1. Collaboration with Regulators to Support Quality and Accountability Following Medical Errors: The Communication and Resolution Program Certification Pilot

      Thomas H. Gallagher, Michael L. Farrell, Hannah Karson, Sarah J. Armstrong, John T. Maldon, Michelle M. Mello and Bruce F. Cullen

      Version of Record online: 7 SEP 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/1475-6773.12557

  5. Research Articles

    1. The Costs of Fall-Related Injuries among Older Adults: Annual Per-Faller, Service Component, and Patient Out-of-Pocket Costs

      Geoffrey J. Hoffman, Ron D. Hays, Martin F. Shapiro, Steven P. Wallace and Susan L. Ettner

      Version of Record online: 1 SEP 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/1475-6773.12554

    2. Medication Nonadherence: The Role of Cost, Community, and Individual Factors

      Ibrahim Abbass, Lee Revere, Jordan Mitchell and Ajit Appari

      Version of Record online: 25 AUG 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/1475-6773.12547

  6. Special Issue: Patient Safety & Medical Liability

    1. The “Seven Pillars” Response to Patient Safety Incidents: Effects on Medical Liability Processes and Outcomes

      Bruce L. Lambert, Nichola M. Centomani, Kelly M. Smith, Lorens A. Helmchen, Dulal K. Bhaumik, Yash J. Jalundhwala and Timothy B. McDonald

      Version of Record online: 24 AUG 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/1475-6773.12548

  7. Research Articles

  8. Special Issue: Patient Safety & Medical Liability

    1. Decreasing Malpractice Claims by Reducing Preventable Perinatal Harm

      William Riley, Les W. Meredith, Rebecca Price, Kristi K. Miller, James W. Begun, Mac McCullough and Stanley Davis

      Version of Record online: 22 AUG 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/1475-6773.12551

  9. Research Articles

    1. Hospital Advertising, Competition, and HCAHPS: Does It Pay to Advertise?

      John W. Huppertz, R. Alan Bowman, George Y. Bizer, Mandeep S. Sidhu and Colleen McVeigh

      Version of Record online: 22 AUG 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/1475-6773.12549

    2. Impact of Massachusetts Health Reform on Inpatient Care Use: Was the Safety-Net Experience Different Than in the Non-Safety-Net?

      Amresh D. Hanchate, Danny McCormick, Karen E. Lasser, Chen Feng, Meredith G. Manze and Nancy R. Kressin

      Version of Record online: 8 AUG 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/1475-6773.12542

    3. Rural–Urban Differences in the Effect of Follow-Up Care on Postdischarge Outcomes

      Matthew Toth, Mark Holmes, Courtney Van Houtven, Mark Toles, Morris Weinberger and Pam Silberman

      Version of Record online: 8 AUG 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/1475-6773.12543

    4. The Impact of Nursing Home Pay-for-Performance on Quality and Medicare Spending: Results from the Nursing Home Value-Based Purchasing Demonstration

      David C. Grabowski, David G. Stevenson, Daryl J. Caudry, A. James O'Malley, Lisa H. Green, Julia A. Doherty and Richard G. Frank

      Version of Record online: 4 AUG 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/1475-6773.12538

    5. Reducing Readmissions among Heart Failure Patients Discharged to Home Health Care: Effectiveness of Early and Intensive Nursing Services and Early Physician Follow-Up

      Christopher M. Murtaugh, Partha Deb, Carolyn Zhu, Timothy R. Peng, Yolanda Barrón, Shivani Shah, Stanley M. Moore, Kathryn H. Bowles, Jill Kalman, Penny H. Feldman and Albert L. Siu

      Version of Record online: 28 JUL 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/1475-6773.12537

  10. Research Brief

    1. Meaningful Use of the Indian Health Service Electronic Health Record

      Gina R. Kruse, Howard Hays, E. John Orav, Martha Palan and Thomas D. Sequist

      Version of Record online: 26 JUL 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/1475-6773.12531

  11. Research Articles

    1. Impact of Massachusetts Health Reform on Enrollment Length and Health Care Utilization in the Unsubsidized Individual Market

      Laura F. Garabedian, Dennis Ross-Degnan, Stephen B. Soumerai, Niteesh K. Choudhry and Jeffrey S. Brown

      Version of Record online: 25 JUL 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/1475-6773.12532

    2. Impact of State Reporting Laws on Central Line–Associated Bloodstream Infection Rates in U.S. Adult Intensive Care Units

      Hangsheng Liu, Carolyn T. A. Herzig, Andrew W. Dick, E. Yoko Furuya, Elaine Larson, Julie Reagan, Monika Pogorzelska-Maziarz and Patricia W. Stone

      Version of Record online: 24 JUL 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/1475-6773.12530

  12. Research Brief

  13. Research Articles

    1. Association between Nurse Staffing and In-Hospital Bone Fractures: A Retrospective Cohort Study

      Kojiro Morita, Hiroki Matsui, Kiyohide Fushimi and Hideo Yasunaga

      Version of Record online: 24 JUL 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/1475-6773.12529

    2. Creating Unidimensional Global Measures of Physician Practice Quality Based on Health Insurance Claims Data

      Grant R. Martsolf, Adam C. Carle and Dennis P. Scanlon

      Version of Record online: 24 JUL 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/1475-6773.12533

  14. Editorial

  15. Research Articles

    1. Duration to Admission and Hospital Transfers Affect Facility Rankings from the Postacute 30-Day Rehospitalization Quality Measure

      James E. Graham, Janet Prvu Bettger, Steve R. Fisher, Amol M. Karmarkar, Amit Kumar and Kenneth J. Ottenbacher

      Version of Record online: 28 JUN 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/1475-6773.12526

  16. Research Brief

    1. Community Characteristics and Qualified Health Plan Selection during the First Open Enrollment Period

      Michel Boudreaux, Lynn A. Blewett, Brett Fried, Katherine Hempstead and Pinar Karaca-Mandic

      Version of Record online: 28 JUN 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/1475-6773.12525

  17. Methods Corner

    1. A Practical Guide to Using the Positive Deviance Method in Health Services Research

      Adam J. Rose and Megan B. McCullough

      Version of Record online: 28 JUN 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/1475-6773.12524

  18. Research Articles

    1. Impact of a Pay-for-Performance Program on Care for Black Patients with Hypertension: Important Answers in the Era of the Affordable Care Act

      Laura A. Petersen, Kate Simpson Ramos, Kenneth Pietz and LeChauncy D. Woodard

      Version of Record online: 22 JUN 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/1475-6773.12517

    2. Fighting MRSA Infections in Hospital Care: How Organizational Factors Matter

      Torsten Oliver Salge, Antonio Vera, David Antons and Jeannie P. Cimiotti

      Version of Record online: 22 JUN 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/1475-6773.12521

    3. Patient-Centered Medical Home Recognition and Clinical Performance in U.S. Community Health Centers

      Leiyu Shi, De-Chih Lee, Michelle Chung, Hailun Liang, Diana Lock and Alek Sripipatana

      Version of Record online: 20 JUN 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/1475-6773.12523

    4. A Longitudinal Investigation of Willingness to Pay for Health Insurance in Germany

      Jens-Oliver Bock, André Hajek, Hermann Brenner, Kai-Uwe Saum, Herbert Matschinger, Walter Emil Haefeli, Ben Schöttker, Renate Quinzler, Dirk Heider and Hans-Helmut König

      Version of Record online: 20 JUN 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/1475-6773.12522

    5. How Low-Income Subsidy Recipients Respond to Medicare Part D Cost Sharing

      Bruce Stuart, Franklin Hendrick, Jing Xu and J. Samantha Dougherty

      Version of Record online: 20 JUN 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/1475-6773.12520

    6. The Dynamics of Hospital Use among Older People Evidence for Europe Using SHARE Data

      Nicolas Sirven and Thomas Rapp

      Version of Record online: 20 JUN 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/1475-6773.12518

    7. Management of Hypertension in Primary Care Safety-Net Clinics in the United States: A Comparison of Community Health Centers and Private Physicians' Offices

      Valy Fontil, Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo, Oanh Kieu Nguyen, David Guzman and Lauren Elizabeth Goldman

      Version of Record online: 10 JUN 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/1475-6773.12516

  19. Research Brief

    1. Medicaid Disenrollment and Disparities in Access to Care: Evidence from Tennessee

      Wafa W. Tarazi, Tiffany L. Green and Lindsay M. Sabik

      Version of Record online: 3 JUN 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/1475-6773.12515

  20. Methods Articles

    1. Methods for Measuring Racial Differences in Hospitals Outcomes Attributable to Disparities in Use of High-Quality Hospital Care

      Paul L. Hebert, Elizabeth A. Howell, Edwin S. Wong, Susan E. Hernandez, Seppo T. Rinne, Christine A. Sulc, Emily L. Neely and Chuan-Fen Liu

      Version of Record online: 3 JUN 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/1475-6773.12514

  21. Research Articles

    1. Association between Temporal Changes in Primary CareWorkforce and Patient Outcomes

      Chiang-Hua Chang, A. James O'Malley and David C. Goodman

      Version of Record online: 3 JUN 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/1475-6773.12513

    2. Priorities for Patient-Centered Outcomes Research: The Views of Minority and Underserved Communities

      Susan Dorr Goold, C. Daniel Myers, Lisa Szymecko, Carla Cunningham Collins, Sal Martinez, Charo Ledón, Terrance R. Campbell, Marion Danis, Stephanie Solomon Cargill, Hyungjin Myra Kim and Zachary Rowe

      Version of Record online: 20 MAY 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/1475-6773.12505

    3. The Contribution of Skilled Nursing Facilities to Hospitals’ Readmission Rate

      Momotazur Rahman, John McHugh, Pedro L. Gozalo, Dana Clay Ackerly and Vincent Mor

      Version of Record online: 18 MAY 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/1475-6773.12507

  22. Research Brief

    1. Hospital Surgical Volumes and Mortality after Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting: Using International Comparisons to Determine a Safe Threshold

      Nils Gutacker, Karen Bloor, Richard Cookson, Chris P. Gale, Alan Maynard, Domenico Pagano, José Pomar, Enrique Bernal-Delgado and as part of the ECHO collaboration

      Version of Record online: 16 MAY 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/1475-6773.12508

  23. Research Articles

    1. The Effect of Physician and Hospital Market Structure on Medical Technology Diffusion

      Pinar Karaca-Mandic, Robert J. Town and Andrew Wilcock

      Version of Record online: 16 MAY 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/1475-6773.12506

  24. Research Brief

    1. Characteristics Associated with Home Health Care Referrals at Hospital Discharge: Results from the 2012 National Inpatient Sample

      Christine D. Jones, Heidi L. Wald, Rebecca S. Boxer, Frederick A. Masoudi, Robert E. Burke, Roberta Capp, Eric A. Coleman and Adit A. Ginde

      Version of Record online: 16 MAY 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/1475-6773.12504

    2. Geographic Variation in Quality of Care for Commercially Insured Patients

      Michael Richard McKellar, Mary Beth Landrum, Teresa B. Gibson, Bruce E. Landon, A. Mark Fendrick and Michael E. Chernew

      Version of Record online: 3 MAY 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/1475-6773.12501

  25. Research Articles

    1. Industrial Injury Hospitalizations Billed to Payers Other Than Workers' Compensation: Characteristics and Trends by State

      Jeanne M. Sears, Stephen M. Bowman, Laura Blanar and Sheilah Hogg-Johnson

      Version of Record online: 3 MAY 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/1475-6773.12500

    2. Guidelines for Measuring Disease Episodes: An Analysis of the Effects on the Components of Expenditure Growth

      Abe Dunn, Eli Liebman, Lindsey Rittmueller and Adam Hale Shapiro

      Version of Record online: 3 MAY 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/1475-6773.12498

    3. Wage Growth for the Health Care Workforce: Projecting the Affordable Care Act Impact

      Stephen T. Parente, Roger Feldman, Joanne Spetz, Bryan Dowd and Emily Egan Baggett

      Version of Record online: 3 MAY 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/1475-6773.12497

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      High-Cost Users of Prescription Drugs: A Population-Based Analysis from British Columbia, Canada

      Deirdre Weymann, Kate Smolina, Emilie J. Gladstone and Steven G. Morgan

      Version of Record online: 18 APR 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/1475-6773.12492

  26. Research Brief

    1. Advice to Quit Smoking and Ratings of Health Care among Medicare Beneficiaries Aged 65+

      Eleanor Winpenny, Marc N. Elliott, Ann Haas, Amelia M. Haviland, Nate Orr, William G. Shadel, Sai Ma, Mark W. Friedberg and Paul D. Cleary

      Version of Record online: 8 APR 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/1475-6773.12491

  27. Research Articles

    1. Variation in Payment Rates under Medicare's Inpatient Prospective Payment System

      Sam Krinsky, Andrew M. Ryan, Tod Mijanovich and Jan Blustein

      Version of Record online: 8 APR 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/1475-6773.12490

  28. Methods Article

    1. Impacts of Geographic Distance on Peritoneal Dialysis Utilization: Refining Models of Treatment Selection

      Virginia Wang, Matthew L. Maciejewski, Cynthia J. Coffman, Linda L. Sanders, Shoou-Yih Daniel Lee, Richard Hirth and Joseph Messana

      Version of Record online: 7 APR 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/1475-6773.12489

  29. Research Articles

    1. Cost Variation in Diabetes Care across Dutch Care Groups?

      Sigrid M. Mohnen, Claudia C. Molema, Wouter Steenbeek, Michael J. van den Berg, Simone R. de Bruin, Caroline A. Baan and Jeroen N. Struijs

      Version of Record online: 21 MAR 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/1475-6773.12483

    2. Impact of State Public Health Spending on Disease Incidence in the United States from 1980 to 2009

      Reetu Verma, Samantha Clark, Jonathon Leider and David Bishai

      Version of Record online: 21 MAR 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/1475-6773.12480

    3. Identifying Older Adults with Serious Illness: A Critical Step toward Improving the Value of Health Care

      Amy S. Kelley, Kenneth E. Covinsky, Rebecca J. Gorges, Karen McKendrick, Evan Bollens-Lund, R. Sean Morrison and Christine S. Ritchie

      Version of Record online: 18 MAR 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/1475-6773.12479

    4. Has Interprofessional Education Changed Learning Preferences? A National Perspective

      T. Michael Kashner, Debbie L. Hettler, Robert A. Zeiss, David C. Aron, David S. Bernett, Judy L. Brannen, John M. Byrne, Grant W. Cannon, Barbara K. Chang, Mary B. Dougherty, Stuart C. Gilman, Gloria J. Holland, Catherine P. Kaminetzky, Annie B. Wicker and Sheri A. Keitz

      Version of Record online: 18 MAR 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/1475-6773.12485

    5. Screening Mammography for Free: Impact of Eliminating Cost Sharing on Cancer Screening Rates

      Anupam B. Jena, Jie Huang, Bruce Fireman, Vicki Fung, Scott Gazelle, Mary Beth Landrum, Michael Chernew, Joseph P. Newhouse and John Hsu

      Version of Record online: 17 MAR 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/1475-6773.12486

    6. Potentially Avoidable Hospitalizations among People at Different Activity of Daily Living Limitation Stages

      Sophia Miryam Schüssler-Fiorenza Rose, Margaret G. Stineman, Qiang Pan, Hillary Bogner, Jibby E. Kurichi, Joel E. Streim and Dawei Xie

      Version of Record online: 17 MAR 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/1475-6773.12484

    7. Provider Experience and the Comparative Safety of Laparoscopic and Open Colectomy

      Kyle H. Sheetz, Edward C. Norton, John D. Birkmeyer and Justin B. Dimick

      Version of Record online: 16 MAR 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/1475-6773.12482

    8. Physician and Practice-Level Drivers and Disparities around Meaningful Use Progress

      Dawn Heisey-Grove and Jennifer A. King

      Version of Record online: 16 MAR 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/1475-6773.12481

    9. Effects of State Cervical Cancer Insurance Mandates on Pap Test Rates

      Marianne P. Bitler and Christopher S. Carpenter

      Version of Record online: 15 MAR 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/1475-6773.12477

    10. Understanding Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Postsurgical Complications Occurring in U.S. Hospitals

      Whitney P. Witt, Rosanna M. Coffey, Lorena Lopez-Gonzalez, Marguerite L. Barrett, Brian J. Moore, Roxanne M. Andrews and Raynard E. Washington

      Version of Record online: 9 MAR 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/1475-6773.12475

    11. Estimating Surgical Procedure Times Using Anesthesia Billing Data and Operating Room Records

      Lane F. Burgette, Andrew W. Mulcahy, Ateev Mehrotra, Teague Ruder and Barbara O. Wynn

      Version of Record online: 8 MAR 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/1475-6773.12474

  30. Research Briefs

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      Profiling the U.S. Sick Leave Landscape: Presenteeism among Females

      Philip Susser and Nicolas R. Ziebarth

      Version of Record online: 7 MAR 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/1475-6773.12471

  31. Research Articles

    1. An Evaluation of Performance Thresholds in Nursing Home Pay-for-Performance

      Rachel M. Werner, Meghan Skira and R. Tamara Konetzka

      Version of Record online: 2 MAR 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/1475-6773.12467

  32. Research Briefs

    1. Assessing Differences between Early and Later Adopters of Accountable Care Organizations Using Taxonomic Analysis

      Frances M. Wu, Stephen M. Shortell, Valerie A. Lewis, Carrie H. Colla and Elliott S. Fisher

      Version of Record online: 29 FEB 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/1475-6773.12473

  33. Research Articles

    1. Indirect Standardization Matching: Assessing Specific Advantage and Risk Synergy

      Jeffrey H. Silber, Paul R. Rosenbaum, Richard N. Ross, Justin M. Ludwig, Wei Wang, Bijan A. Niknam, Alexander S. Hill, Orit Even-Shoshan, Rachel R. Kelz and Lee A. Fleisher

      Version of Record online: 29 FEB 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/1475-6773.12470

    2. Preventive Dental Care and Long-Term Dental Outcomes among ALL Kids Enrollees

      Bisakha Sen, Justin Blackburn, Meredith L. Kilgore, Michael A. Morrisey, David J. Becker, Cathy Caldwell and Nir Menachemi

      Version of Record online: 29 FEB 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/1475-6773.12469

    3. Predictors of Gaps in Patient Safety and Quality in U.S. Hospitals

      Lynn Unruh and Richard Hofler

      Version of Record online: 29 FEB 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/1475-6773.12468

  34. Full Length Research Articles

    1. An Examination of Hospital Nurse Staffing and Patient Experience with Care: Differences between Cross-Sectional and Longitudinal Estimates

      Grant R. Martsolf, Teresa B. Gibson, Richele Benevent, H. Joanna Jiang, Carol Stocks, Emily D. Ehrlich, Ryan Kandrack and David I. Auerbach

      Version of Record online: 21 FEB 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/1475-6773.12462

  35. Methods Articles

  36. Research Articles

    1. The Method for Performance Measurement Matters: Diabetes Care Quality as Measured by Administrative Claims and Institutional Registry

      Rozalina G. McCoy, Sidna M. Tulledge-Scheitel, James M. Naessens, Amy E. Glasgow, Robert J. Stroebel, Sarah J. Crane, Kari S. Bunkers and Nilay D. Shah

      Version of Record online: 4 FEB 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/1475-6773.12453


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