Health Services Research

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Early View (Online Version of Record published before inclusion in an issue)

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

Impact Factor: 2.781

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2014: 9/71 (Health Policy & Services); 20/89 (Health Care Sciences & Services)

Online ISSN: 1475-6773


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  1. Special Issue (15): Enhanced Hospital Discharge Data

    1. Using Record Linkage to Improve Race Data Quality for American Indians and Alaska Natives in Two Pacific Northwest State Hospital Discharge Databases

      Kristyn M. Bigback, Megan Hoopes, Jenine Dankovchik, Elizabeth Knaster, Victoria Warren-Mears, Sujata Joshi and Thomas Weiser

      Article first published online: 1 JUL 2015 | DOI: 10.1111/1475-6773.12331

  2. Research Articles

    1. The Association between High-Deductible Health Plan Transition and Contraception and Birth Rates

      Amy J. Graves, Katy B. Kozhimannil, Ken P. Kleinman and J. Frank Wharam

      Article first published online: 29 JUN 2015 | DOI: 10.1111/1475-6773.12326

    2. The Role of Patient Factors, Cancer Characteristics, and Treatment Patterns in the Cost of Care for Medicare Beneficiaries with Breast Cancer

      Xiao Xu, Jeph Herrin, Pamela R. Soulos, Avantika Saraf, Kenneth B. Roberts, Brigid K. Killelea, Shi-Yi Wang, Jessica B. Long, Rong Wang, Xiaomei Ma and Cary P. Gross

      Article first published online: 29 JUN 2015 | DOI: 10.1111/1475-6773.12328

    3. Availability of New Medicaid Patient Appointments and the Role of Rural Health Clinics

      Michael R. Richards, Brendan Saloner, Genevieve M. Kenney, Karin V. Rhodes and Daniel Polsky

      Article first published online: 26 JUN 2015 | DOI: 10.1111/1475-6773.12334

    4. Cost-Effectiveness Analysis of a Capitated Patient Navigation Program for Medicare Beneficiaries with Lung Cancer

      Ya-Chen Tina Shih, Chun-Ru Chien, Rocio Moguel, Mike Hernandez, Richard A. Hajek and Lovell A. Jones

      Article first published online: 26 JUN 2015 | DOI: 10.1111/1475-6773.12333

  3. Special Issue (15): Enhanced Hospital Discharge Data

    1. Enhancing Clinical Content and Race/Ethnicity Data in Statewide Hospital Administrative Databases: Obstacles Encountered, Strategies Adopted, and Lessons Learned

      Michael Pine, Niranjana M. Kowlessar, Jason L. Salemi, Jill Miyamura, David S. Zingmond, Nicole E. Katz and Joe Schindler

      Article first published online: 26 JUN 2015 | DOI: 10.1111/1475-6773.12330

  4. Research Articles

  5. Special Issue Articles

    1. Risk-Adjusted In-Hospital Mortality Models for Congestive Heart Failure and Acute Myocardial Infarction: Value of Clinical Laboratory Data and Race/Ethnicity

      Eunjung Lim, Yongjun Cheng, Christine Reuschel, Omar Mbowe, Hyeong Jun Ahn, Deborah T. Juarez, Jill Miyamura, Todd B. Seto and John J. Chen

      Article first published online: 15 JUN 2015 | DOI: 10.1111/1475-6773.12325

    2. Improving Hospital Reporting of Patient Race and Ethnicity—Approaches to Data Auditing

      David S. Zingmond, Punam Parikh, Rachel Louie, Daphne Y. Lichtensztajn, Ninez Ponce, Romana Hasnain-Wynia and Scarlett Lin Gomez

      Article first published online: 15 JUN 2015 | DOI: 10.1111/1475-6773.12324

    3. Incorporating the Last Four Digits of Social Security Numbers Substantially Improves Linking Patient Data from De-identified Hospital Claims Databases

      James M. Naessens, Sue L. Visscher, Stephanie M. Peterson, Kristi M. Swanson, Matthew G. Johnson, Parvez A. Rahman, Joe Schindler, Mark Sonneborn, Donald E. Fry and Michael Pine

      Article first published online: 15 JUN 2015 | DOI: 10.1111/1475-6773.12323

  6. Research Articles

    1. Assessing Community Quality of Health Care

      Jeph Herrin, Kevin Kenward, Maulik S. Joshi, Anne-Marie J. Audet and Stephen J. Hines

      Article first published online: 11 JUN 2015 | DOI: 10.1111/1475-6773.12322

  7. Research Briefs

  8. Research Articles

    1. Sorting Out the Health Risk in California's State-Based Marketplace

      Andrew B. Bindman, Denis Hulett, Todd P. Gilmer and John Bertko

      Article first published online: 9 JUN 2015 | DOI: 10.1111/1475-6773.12320

    2. Initial Impacts of the Patient Care Networks of Alabama Initiative

      Janet M. Bronstein, Michael A. Morrisey, Bisakha Sen, Sally Engler and Wilson K. Smith

      Article first published online: 9 JUN 2015 | DOI: 10.1111/1475-6773.12319

  9. Methods Articles

    1. Estimating True Resource Costs of Outpatient Care for Medicare Beneficiaries: Standardized Costs versus Medicare Payments and Charges

      John T. Schousboe, Misti L. Paudel, Brent C. Taylor, Allyson M. Kats, Beth A. Virnig, Kristine E. Ensrud and Bryan E. Dowd

      Article first published online: 19 MAY 2015 | DOI: 10.1111/1475-6773.12318

  10. Research Articles

    1. Community-Level Quality Improvement and the Patient Experience for Chronic Illness Care

      Megan McHugh, Jillian B. Harvey, Raymond Kang, Yunfeng Shi and Dennis P. Scanlon

      Article first published online: 18 MAY 2015 | DOI: 10.1111/1475-6773.12315

  11. Research Briefs

    1. The Role of Outcome Forecasts in Patients' Treatment Decisions—Evidence from a Survey Experiment on Knee Replacement Surgery

      Iris Kesternich, Francis G. Caro, Alison S. Gottlieb, Susanne Hoffmann and Joachim K. Winter

      Article first published online: 16 APR 2015 | DOI: 10.1111/1475-6773.12311

  12. Research Articles

    1. Observing versus Predicting: Initial Patterns of Filling Predict Long-Term Adherence More Accurately Than High-Dimensional Modeling Techniques

      Jessica M. Franklin, William H. Shrank, Joyce Lii, Alexis K. Krumme, Olga S. Matlin, Troyen A. Brennan and Niteesh K. Choudhry

      Article first published online: 16 APR 2015 | DOI: 10.1111/1475-6773.12310

    2. Measurement Error in Public Health Insurance Reporting in the American Community Survey: Evidence from Record Linkage

      Michel H. Boudreaux, Kathleen Thiede Call, Joanna Turner, Brett Fried and Brett O'Hara

      Article first published online: 12 APR 2015 | DOI: 10.1111/1475-6773.12308

    3. Accelerating Improvement and Narrowing Gaps: Trends in Patients' Experiences with Hospital Care Reflected in HCAHPS Public Reporting

      Marc N. Elliott, Christopher W. Cohea, William G. Lehrman, Elizabeth H. Goldstein, Paul D. Cleary, Laura A. Giordano, Megan K. Beckett and Alan M. Zaslavsky

      Article first published online: 8 APR 2015 | DOI: 10.1111/1475-6773.12305

    4. Dual-System Use and Intermediate Health Outcomes among Veterans Enrolled in Medicare Advantage Plans

      Alicia L. Cooper, Lan Jiang, Jean Yoon, Mary E. Charlton, Ira B. Wilson, Vincent Mor, Kenneth W. Kizer and Amal N. Trivedi

      Article first published online: 6 APR 2015 | DOI: 10.1111/1475-6773.12303

  13. Research Briefs

    1. Sustained Reduction in Health Disparities Achieved through Targeted Quality Improvement: One-Year Follow-up on a Three-Year Intervention

      Ran D. Balicer, Moshe Hoshen, Chandra Cohen-Stavi, Sivan Shohat-Spitzer, Calanit Kay, Haim Bitterman, Nicky Lieberman, Orit Jacobson and Efrat Shadmi

      Article first published online: 19 MAR 2015 | DOI: 10.1111/1475-6773.12300

  14. Methods Article

  15. Methods Brief

    1. Measuring Prices in Health Care Markets Using Commercial Claims Data

      Hannah T. Neprash, Jacob Wallace, Michael E. Chernew and J. Michael McWilliams

      Article first published online: 16 MAR 2015 | DOI: 10.1111/1475-6773.12304

  16. Research Briefs

  17. Research Articles

    1. Do Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Quality and Patient Experience within Medicare Plans Generalize across Measures and Racial/Ethnic Groups?

      Robert Weech-Maldonado, Marc N. Elliott, John L. Adams, Amelia M. Haviland, David J. Klein, Katrin Hambarsoomian, Carol Edwards, Jacob W. Dembosky and Sarah Gaillot

      Article first published online: 11 MAR 2015 | DOI: 10.1111/1475-6773.12297

    2. Where You Live Matters: Quality and Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Schizophrenia Care in Four State Medicaid Programs

      Marcela Horvitz-Lennon, Rita Volya, Rachel Garfield, Julie M. Donohue, Judith R. Lave and Sharon-Lise T. Normand

      Article first published online: 11 MAR 2015 | DOI: 10.1111/1475-6773.12296

  18. Methods Brief

    1. Imputing Missing Race/Ethnicity in Pediatric Electronic Health Records: Reducing Bias with Use of U.S. Census Location and Surname Data

      Robert W. Grundmeier, Lihai Song, Mark J. Ramos, Alexander G. Fiks, Marc N. Elliott, Allen Fremont, Wilson Pace, Richard C. Wasserman and Russell Localio

      Article first published online: 11 MAR 2015 | DOI: 10.1111/1475-6773.12295

  19. Methods Articles

  20. Research Articles

    1. Is Self-Referral Associated with Higher Quality Care?

      Craig Evan Pollack, Afshin Rastegar, Nancy L. Keating, John L. Adams, Maria Pisu and Katherine L. Kahn

      Article first published online: 11 MAR 2015 | DOI: 10.1111/1475-6773.12289

    2. Do Experiences with Medicare Managed Care Vary According to the Proportion of Same-Race/Ethnicity/Language Individuals Enrolled in One's Contract?

      Rebecca Anhang Price, Amelia M. Haviland, Katrin Hambarsoomian, Jacob W. Dembosky, Sarah Gaillot, Robert Weech-Maldonado, Malcolm V. Williams and Marc N. Elliott

      Article first published online: 9 MAR 2015 | DOI: 10.1111/1475-6773.12292

    3. The Impact of a Tiered Network on Hospital Choice

      Matthew B. Frank, John Hsu, Mary Beth Landrum and Michael E. Chernew

      Article first published online: 9 MAR 2015 | DOI: 10.1111/1475-6773.12291

    4. Regional Growth in Medicare Spending, 1992–2010

      Camille Chicklis, Thomas MaCurdy, Jay Bhattacharya, Jason Shafrin, Sajid Zaidi and Daniel Rogers

      Article first published online: 12 FEB 2015 | DOI: 10.1111/1475-6773.12287

    5. Ambulatory Surgery Centers and Their Intended Effects on Outpatient Surgery

      Brent K. Hollenbeck, Rodney L. Dunn, Anne M. Suskind, Seth A. Strope, Yun Zhang and John M. Hollingsworth

      Article first published online: 22 JAN 2015 | DOI: 10.1111/1475-6773.12278

    6. Identifying Predictors of Longitudinal Decline in the Level of Medical Care Received by Adult Survivors of Childhood Cancer: A Report from the Childhood Cancer Survivor Study

      Jacqueline Casillas, Kevin C. Oeffinger, Melissa M. Hudson, Mark L. Greenberg, Mark W. Yeazel, Kirsten K. Ness, Tara O. Henderson, Leslie L. Robison, Gregory T. Armstrong, Qi Liu, Wendy Leisenring, Yutaka Yasui and Paul C. Nathan

      Article first published online: 20 JAN 2015 | DOI: 10.1111/1475-6773.12282

  21. Methods Articles

    1. Control Outcomes and Exposures for Improving Internal Validity of Nonrandomized Studies

      Stacie B. Dusetzina, M. Alan Brookhart and Matthew L. Maciejewski

      Article first published online: 19 JAN 2015 | DOI: 10.1111/1475-6773.12279

  22. Research Articles

    1. Quality of Disease Management and Risk of Mortality in English Primary Care Practices

      Mark Dusheiko, Hugh Gravelle, Stephen Martin and Peter C. Smith

      Article first published online: 19 JAN 2015 | DOI: 10.1111/1475-6773.12283

  23. Research Briefs

    1. Assessing Diabetes Care Disparities with Ambulatory Care Quality Measures

      Jennifer M. Joseph, Pamela Jo Johnson, Douglas R. Wholey and Mary L. Frederick

      Article first published online: 18 DEC 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/1475-6773.12277

  24. Methods Articles

  25. Methods Corner

  26. Research Articles

    1. Identifying Possible False Matches in Anonymized Hospital Administrative Data without Patient Identifiers

      Gareth Hagger-Johnson, Katie Harron, Arturo Gonzalez-Izquierdo, Mario Cortina-Borja, Nirupa Dattani, Berit Muller-Pebody, Roger Parslow, Ruth Gilbert and Harvey Goldstein

      Article first published online: 18 DEC 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/1475-6773.12272

  27. Methods Corner

  28. Research Articles

    1. Variations in Guideline-Concordant Breast Cancer Adjuvant Therapy in Rural Georgia

      Gery P. Guy Jr., Joseph Lipscomb, Theresa W. Gillespie, Michael Goodman, Lisa C. Richardson and Kevin C. Ward

      Article first published online: 10 DEC 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/1475-6773.12269

    2. Drivers of Inpatient Hospital Experience Using the HCAHPS Survey in a Canadian Setting

      Kyle A. Kemp, Nancy Chan, Brandi McCormack and Kathleen Douglas-England

      Article first published online: 8 DEC 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/1475-6773.12271

  29. Research Briefs

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  30. Research Articles

    1. Methodological Considerations When Studying the Association between Patient-Reported Care Experiences and Mortality

      Xiao Xu, Eugenia Buta, Rebecca Anhang Price, Marc N. Elliott, Ron D. Hays and Paul D. Cleary

      Article first published online: 7 DEC 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/1475-6773.12264


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