Health Services Research

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

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Online ISSN: 1475-6773


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  1. Call for Papers for Theme Issue: State Health Policy Research

    1. Higher Medicare SNF Care Utilization by Dual-Eligible Beneficiaries: Can Medicaid Long-Term Care Policies Be the Answer?

      Momotazur Rahman, Denise Tyler, Kali S. Thomas, David C. Grabowski and Vincent Mor

      Article first published online: 22 JUL 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/1475-6773.12204

  2. Research Articles

  3. Theme Issue: State Health Policy Research

    1. Effect of Massachusetts Health Reform on Chronic Disease Outcomes

      Tomasz P. Stryjewski, Fang Zhang, Dean Eliott and J. Frank Wharam

      Article first published online: 16 JUL 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/1475-6773.12196

  4. Research Articles

    1. Cost Savings from Palliative Care Teams and Guidance for a Financially Viable Palliative Care Program

      Ian M. McCarthy, Chessie Robinson, Sakib Huq, Martha Philastre and Robert L. Fine

      Article first published online: 15 JUL 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/1475-6773.12203

  5. Theme Issue: State Health Policy Research

    1. Dental Use and Expenditures for Older Uninsured Americans: The Simulated Impact of Expanded Coverage

      Richard J. Manski, John F. Moeller, Haiyan Chen, Jody Schimmel, John V. Pepper and Patricia A. St. Clair

      Article first published online: 15 JUL 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/1475-6773.12205

  6. Research Articles

    1. The Early Effects of Medicare's Mandatory Hospital Pay-for-Performance Program

      Andrew M. Ryan, James F. Burgess Jr., Michael F. Pesko, William B. Borden and Justin B. Dimick

      Article first published online: 15 JUL 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/1475-6773.12206

    2. What Is the Value of Adding Medicare Data in Estimating VA Hospital Readmission Rates?

      William J. O'Brien, Qi Chen, Hillary J. Mull, Michael Shwartz, Ann M. Borzecki, Amresh Hanchate and Amy K. Rosen

      Article first published online: 15 JUL 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/1475-6773.12207

    3. Surge Capacity: Analysis of Census Fluctuations to Estimate the Number of Intensive Care Unit Beds Needed

      Kendiss Olafson, Clare Ramsey, Marina Yogendran, Randall Fransoo, Carla Chrusch, Evelyn Forget and Allan Garland

      Article first published online: 15 JUL 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/1475-6773.12209

    4. The Impact of Prior Authorization on Buprenorphine Dose, Relapse Rates, and Cost for Massachusetts Medicaid Beneficiaries with Opioid Dependence

      Robin E. Clark, Jeffrey D. Baxter, Bruce A. Barton, Gideon Aweh, Elizabeth O'Connell and William H. Fisher

      Article first published online: 9 JUL 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/1475-6773.12201

    5. The Effect of Medicaid Primary Care Provider Reimbursement on Access to Early Childhood Caries Preventive Services

      Jill Boylston Herndon, Scott L. Tomar, Frank A. Catalanotto, W. Bruce Vogel and Elizabeth A. Shenkman

      Article first published online: 8 JUL 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/1475-6773.12200

    6. Reforming Medicare's Dialysis Payment Policies: Implications for Patients with Secondary Hyperparathyroidism

      Charu Gupta, Glenn M. Chertow, Mark T. Linthicum, Karen Van Nuys, Vasily Belozeroff, Darryl Quarles and Darius N. Lakdawalla

      Article first published online: 7 JUL 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/1475-6773.12202

  7. Discussion/Commentary

    1. Helping Health Service Researchers and Policy Makers Speak the Same Language

      Eve A. Kerr, Melissa Riba and Marianne Udow-Phillips

      Article first published online: 7 JUL 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/1475-6773.12198

  8. Research Articles

    1. An Evaluation of the Effects of a Breastfeeding Support Program on Health Outcomes

      Steven J. Haider, Lenisa V. Chang, Tracie A. Bolton, Jonathan G. Gold and Beth H. Olson

      Article first published online: 4 JUL 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/1475-6773.12199

  9. Research Brief

    1. Identification of Abnormal Screening Mammogram Interpretation Using Medicare Claims Data

      Rebecca A. Hubbard, Weiwei Zhu, Steven Balch, Tracy Onega and Joshua J. Fenton

      Article first published online: 28 JUN 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/1475-6773.12194

  10. Research Articles

    1. “Phenotyping” Hospital Value of Care for Patients with Heart Failure

      Xiao Xu, Shu-Xia Li, Haiqun Lin, Sharon-Lise T. Normand, Nancy Kim, Lesli S. Ott, Tara Lagu, Michael Duan, Eugene A. Kroch and Harlan M. Krumholz

      Article first published online: 28 JUN 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/1475-6773.12197

  11. Research Briefs

    1. The Impact of Electronic Health Record Implementation and Use on Performance of the Surgical Care Improvement Project Measures

      Caroline Pinto Thirukumaran, James G. Dolan, Patricia Reagan Webster, Robert J. Panzer and Bruce Friedman

      Article first published online: 26 JUN 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/1475-6773.12191

  12. Research Articles

    1. Disparities in Health Care Access and Receipt of Preventive Services by Disability Type: Analysis of the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey

      Willi Horner-Johnson, Konrad Dobbertin, Jae Chul Lee, Elena M. Andresen and the Expert Panel on Disability and Health Disparities

      Article first published online: 24 JUN 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/1475-6773.12195

    2. Variation in Inpatient Hospital Prices and Outpatient Service Quantities Drive Geographic Differences in Private Spending in Texas

      Luisa Franzini, Chapin White, Suthira Taychakhoonavudh, Rohan Parikh, Mark Zezza and Osama Mikhail

      Article first published online: 11 JUN 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/1475-6773.12192

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  13. Research Briefs

  14. Research Articles

    1. Methods for Assessing Patient–Clinician Communication about Depression in Primary Care: What You See Depends on How You Look

      Stephen G. Henry, Bo Feng, Peter Franks, Robert A. Bell, Daniel J. Tancredi, Dustin Gottfeld and Richard L. Kravitz

      Article first published online: 19 MAY 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/1475-6773.12187

    2. Patient Selection and Volume in the Era Surrounding Implementation of Medicare Conditions of Participation for Transplant Programs

      Sarah L White, Dawn M. Zinsser, Matthew Paul, Gregory N. Levine, Tempie Shearon, Valarie B. Ashby, John C. Magee, Yi Li and Alan B. Leichtman

      Article first published online: 19 MAY 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/1475-6773.12188

  15. Theme Issue: State Health Policy Research

  16. Research Articles

    1. An Assessment of Patient Navigator Activities in Breast Cancer Patient Navigation Programs Using a Nine-Principle Framework

      Christine M. Gunn, Jack A. Clark, Tracy A. Battaglia, Karen M. Freund and Victoria A. Parker

      Article first published online: 13 MAY 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/1475-6773.12184

  17. Methods Corner

    1. Methods for Constructing and Assessing Propensity Scores

      Melissa M. Garrido, Amy S. Kelley, Julia Paris, Katherine Roza, Diane E. Meier, R. Sean Morrison and Melissa D. Aldridge

      Article first published online: 30 APR 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/1475-6773.12182

  18. Theme Issue: State Health Policy Research

  19. Research Articles

    1. Using Estimated True Safety Event Rates versus Flagged Safety Event Rates: Does It Change Hospital Profiling and Payment?

      Amy K. Rosen, Qi Chen, Ann M. Borzecki, Marlena Shin, Kamal M. F. Itani and Michael Shwartz

      Article first published online: 30 APR 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/1475-6773.12180

    2. Health Care Utilization and Receipt of Preventive Care for Patients Seen at Federally Funded Health Centers Compared to Other Sites of Primary Care

      Neda Laiteerapong, James Kirby, Yue Gao, Tzy-Chyi Yu, Ravi Sharma, Robert Nocon, Sang Mee Lee, Marshall H. Chin, Aviva G. Nathan, Quyen Ngo-Metzger and Elbert S. Huang

      Article first published online: 30 APR 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/1475-6773.12178

    3. Community Factors and Hospital Readmission Rates

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

      Article first published online: 9 APR 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/1475-6773.12177

  20. Methods Articles

    1. A Randomized, Controlled Pragmatic Trial of Telephonic Medication Therapy Management to Reduce Hospitalization in Home Health Patients

      Alan J. Zillich, Margie E. Snyder, Caitlin K. Frail, Julie L. Lewis, Donny Deshotels, Patrick Dunham, Heather A. Jaynes and Jason M. Sutherland

      Article first published online: 9 APR 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/1475-6773.12176

  21. Research Articles

    1. Examining the Association between Utilization Management and Downstream Cardiovascular Imaging

      Abiy Agiro, Gosia Sylwestrzak, Christiane Shah, Thomas Power and Andrea DeVries

      Article first published online: 9 APR 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/1475-6773.12175

  22. Research Brief

  23. Research Articles

    1. Hospital and Geographic Variability in Thirty-Day All-Cause Mortality Following Colorectal Cancer Surgery

      Mario Schootman, Min Lian, Sandi L. Pruitt, Anjali D. Deshpande, Samantha Hendren, Matthew Mutch, Donna B. Jeffe and Nicholas Davidson

      Article first published online: 27 MAR 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/1475-6773.12171a

  24. Methods Articles

    1. Incident User Cohorts for Assessing Medication Cost-Offsets

      Bruce Stuart, F. Ellen Loh, Pamela Roberto and Laura Miller

      Article first published online: 14 MAR 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/1475-6773.12170

  25. Research Articles

    1. Physician Practice Participation in Accountable Care Organizations: The Emergence of the Unicorn

      Stephen M. Shortell, Sean R. McClellan, Patricia P. Ramsay, Lawrence P. Casalino, Andrew M. Ryan and Kennon R. Copeland

      Article first published online: 14 MAR 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/1475-6773.12167

    2. Disparities in Quality of Care among Publicly Insured Adults with Schizophrenia in Four Large U.S. States, 2002–2008

      Marcela Horvitz-Lennon, Rita Volya, Julie M. Donohue, Judith R. Lave, Bradley D. Stein and Sharon-Lise T. Normand

      Article first published online: 13 MAR 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/1475-6773.12162

    3. Characterization of Adverse Events Detected in a Large Health Care Delivery System Using an Enhanced Global Trigger Tool over a Five-Year Interval

      Donald A. Kennerly, Rustam Kudyakov, Briget da Graca, Margaret Saldaña, Jan Compton, David Nicewander and Richard Gilder

      Article first published online: 13 MAR 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/1475-6773.12163

    4. The Impact of Tiered Physician Networks on Patient Choices

      Anna D. Sinaiko and Meredith B. Rosenthal

      Article first published online: 11 MAR 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/1475-6773.12165

    5. Template Matching for Auditing Hospital Cost and Quality

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

      Article first published online: 3 MAR 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/1475-6773.12156

    6. The Burden of Inappropriate Emergency Department Pediatric Visits: Why Italy Needs an Urgent Reform

      Alessio Vedovetto, Nicola Soriani, Emanuela Merlo and Dario Gregori

      Article first published online: 5 FEB 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/1475-6773.12161

    7. Health Literacy, Cognitive Ability, and Functional Health Status among Older Adults

      Marina Serper, Rachel E. Patzer, Laura M. Curtis, Samuel G. Smith, Rachel O'Conor, David W. Baker and Michael S. Wolf

      Article first published online: 30 JAN 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/1475-6773.12154

    8. Concurrent and Lagged Effects of Registered Nurse Turnover and Staffing on Unit-Acquired Pressure Ulcers

      Shin Hye Park, Diane K. Boyle, Sandra Bergquist-Beringer, Vincent S. Staggs and Nancy E. Dunton

      Article first published online: 30 JAN 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/1475-6773.12158

    9. The Effects of Express Lane Eligibility on Medicaid and CHIP Enrollment among Children

      Fredric Blavin, Genevieve M. Kenney and Michael Huntress

      Article first published online: 30 JAN 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/1475-6773.12157

  26. Methods Brief

    1. The Effect of Response Scale, Administration Mode, and Format on Responses to the CAHPS Clinician and Group Survey

      Keith M. Drake, J. Lee Hargraves, Stephanie Lloyd, Patricia M. Gallagher and Paul D. Cleary

      Article first published online: 29 JAN 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/1475-6773.12160

  27. Research Articles

    1. Using Computer-Extracted Data from Electronic Health Records to Measure the Quality of Adolescent Well-Care

      William Gardner, Suzanne Morton, Sepheen C. Byron, Aldo Tinoco, Benjamin D. Canan, Karen Leonhart, Vivian Kong and Sarah Hudson Scholle

      Article first published online: 29 JAN 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/1475-6773.12159

    2. Surgical Quality Is More Than Volume: The Association between Changing Urologists and Complications for Patients with Localized Prostate Cancer

      Eva H. DuGoff, Justin E. Bekelman, Elizabeth A. Stuart, Katrina Armstrong and Craig Evan Pollack

      Article first published online: 24 JAN 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/1475-6773.12148


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