Bibliography

The Johns Hopkins ACG® System Bibliography provides links to more than 900 papers and reports from across the globe detailing various studies utilizing the ACG System in a variety of locations, populations, and innovative applications.

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The patient-centered medical home and associations with health care quality and utilization: a 5-year cohort study

Ann Intern Med 164:395-405. Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, NY, USA BACKGROUND: Effects of the patient-centered medical home (PCMH) are unclear. Previous studies had […]

Effect of attribution length on the use and cost of health care for a pediatric Medicaid Accountable Care Organization

JAMA Pediatr 170:148-154. Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, USA IMPORTANCE: Little is known about the effect of pediatric accountable care organizations (ACOs) […]

Comorbidity burden and health services use in community-living older adults with diabetes mellitus: a retrospective cohort study

Can J Diabetes 40:35-42. University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada; Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences, Toronto, ON, Canada; Women’s College Hospital, Toronto, ON, Canada; McMaster […]

Relation between primary care physician supply and diabetes care and outcomes: a cross-sectional study

Background: Higher primary care physician supply is associated with lower mortality due to heart disease, cancer and stroke, but its relation to diabetes care and […]

Rehabilitation of Older Adults with Dementia After Hip Fracture

OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the effects of postoperative rehabilitation on the outcomes of older adults with dementia who experienced hip fracture. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study. SETTING: […]

Primary care physician panel size and quality of care: a population-based study in Ontario, Canada

Ann Fam Med 14:26-33. University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON, Canada; Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences, Ottawa, ON, Canada; Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences, Toronto, ON, […]

Association between metformin use and mortality after cervical cancer in older women with diabetes

Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 25:507-512. University Health Network, Toronto, ON, Canada; University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada; Women’s College Hospital, Toronto, ON, Canada; Institute of […]

Geriatric conditions in patients undergoing defibrillator implantation for prevention of sudden cardiac death: prevalence and impact on mortality

Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes 9:23-30. Johns Hopkins University Baltimore, MD, USA; Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, USA; University of Colorado, Aurora, CO, USA; […]

Multimorbidity and its patterns according to immigrant origin. A nationwide register-based study in Norway

PLoS One 10:e0145233. University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway; Norwegian Centre for Minority Health Research, Oslo, Norway; Aragón Health Sciences Institute (IACS), Zaragoza, Spain; Carlos III […]

Outcomes among patients discharged from the emergency department with a diagnosis of peripheral vertigo

Ann Neurol 79:32-41. University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada; Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronot, ON, Canada; Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation at the […]

Pain among older adults from a gender perspective: findings from the Swedish National Study on Aging and Care (SNAC-Blekinge)

Scand J Public Health Blekinge Institute of Technology, Karlskrona, Sweden; Lund University, Lund, Sweden; Linnaeus University, Växjö, Sweden BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Pain is common in […]

Removal or revision of vaginal mesh used for the treatment of stress urinary incontinence

JAMA Surg :1-9. Western University, London, ON, Canada; Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences, London, ON, Canada; Hamad Medical Corporation, Doha, Qatar IMPORTANCE: Synthetic mesh slings […]

Women are less likely to be admitted for inpatient rehabilitation after hypoxic-ischemic brain injury

Arch Phys Med Rehabil 96:e17-e18. Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, Toronto, ON, Canada Objective(s): To investigate demographic and acute care clinical determinants  of admission to inpatient rehabilitation […]

Determinants of delayed discharge from acute care among patients with hypoxic-ischemic brain injury

Arch Phys Med Rehabil 96:e15. Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, Toronto, ON, Canada Objective(s): To describe key demographic and acute care characteristics  of patients admitted with a […]

Change in functional outcomes during inpatient rehabilitation for patients with hypoxic-ischemic brain injury

Arch Phys Med Rehabil 96:e18. Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, Toronto, ON, Canada Objective(s): To investigate determinants of change in functional outcomes during inpatient rehabilitation (IR) among […]

Trends and determinants of prescription drug use during pregnancy and postpartum in British Columbia, 2002-2011: a population-based cohort study

PLoS One 10:e0128312. University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada PURPOSE: To describe trends, patterns, and determinants of prescription drug use during pregnancy and postpartum. […]

Prescription stimulant use and hospitalization for psychosis or mania: a population-based study

J Clin Psychopharmacol 35:667-671. Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences, Toronto, ON, Canada; University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada; St Michael’s Hospital, Toronto, ON, Canada Small […]

Association between age, gender and multimorbidity level and receiving home health care: a population-based Swedish study

BMC Res Notes 8:714. Lyckeby Primary Healthcare Centre and Blekinge Centre of Competence, Lyckeby, Sweden; University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark BACKGROUND: Home health care […]

Association of anxiety and depression with hypertension control: a US multidisciplinary group practice observational study

J Hypertens 33:221-2222. University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Madison, WI, USA; Veterans Affairs Pittsburgh Healthcare System. Pittsburgh, PA, USA; University of […]

The Ontario MedsCheck Diabetes pharmacist medication review service: a descriptive analysis of service recipients between 2010-2014 using administrative claims data

Canadian Association for Population Therapeutics Conference, November 2015, Toronto, ON, Canada. A MedsCheck Diabetes (MCD) consultation is a pharmacist-led medication review service funded by the […]

A data-driven approach towards patient identification for telehealth programs

2015 IEEE International Conference on Big Data :2551-2559. Robert Bosch (US), Palo Alto, CA, USA Telehealth provides an opportunity to reduce healthcare costs through remote […]

Creating meaningful composite scores for primary care

2015 North American Primary Care Research Group Annual Meeting, October 2015, Cancun, Mexico. Context: Composite scores (CSs) provide a global measure of quality. CS development […]

Effect of socioeconomic status on hepatocellular carcinoma incidence and stage at diagnosis, a population-based cohort study

Liver Int. University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada; Cancer Care Ontario, Toronto, ON, Canada; University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada; Ontario Institute for Cancer […]

The temporal risk of heart failure associated with adjuvant trastuzumab in breast cancer patients: a population study

J Natl Cancer Inst 108:10. University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada; St. Michael’s Hospital, Toronto, ON, Canada; Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences, Toronto, ON, Canada; […]

Sex disparities in post-acute myocardial infarction pharmacologic treatment initiation and adherence: problem for young women

Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes 8:586-592. University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada BACKGROUND: The prevalence of the use of secondary prevention cardiovascular medications is lower […]

Indication for pharmacological treatment is often lacking: a cross-sectional study on the quality of drug therapy among the elderly

BMC Geriatr 15:117. Lund University, Malmö, Sweden; Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA, USA; University of Southern Denmark, Odense C, Denmark BACKGROUND: Although the […]

Homecare after pediatric traumatic brain injury: what do they use and how much does it cost?

Arch Phys Med Rehabil 96:e38. University Health Network, Toronto, ON, Canada Objective(s): To determine, by sex, the predictors, types, and direct cost of publicly funded […]

Improved Survival in Patients with Viral Hepatitis-Induced Hepatocellular Carcinoma Undergoing Recommended Abdominal Ultrasound Surveillance in Ontario: A Population-Based Retrospective Cohort Study

PLoS One 10:e0138907. University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada; Ontario Institute for Cancer Research/Cancer Care Ontario, Toronto, ON, Canada; Institute for Clinical Evaluative  Sciences, Toronto, ON, […]

A population-based study evaluating family physicians’ HIV experience and care of people living with HIV in Ontario

Ann Fam Med 13:436-445. Bruyère Research Institute, Ottawa, ON, Canada; University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON, Canada; Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, Ottawa, ON, Canada; Institute for […]

Evaluation of an innovative program to improve outcomes among military beneficiaries with diabetes

Nurs Econ 33:271-280. University of Texas at Tyler, Tyler, TX, USA; Texas A&M University Health Science Center, Bryan, TX, USA Patients with Type 2 Diabetes […]

Are family physicians comprehensively using electronic medical records such that the data can be used for secondary purposes?

A Canadian perspective. BMC Med Inform Decis Mak 15:67. Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences, Toronto, ON, Canada; University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada; University Health […]

Is the association between physical activity and healthcare utilization affected by self-rated health and socio-economic factors?

BMC Public Health 15:737. Lund University, Malmö, Sweden BACKGROUND: Physical activity and healthcare utilization has negative association. However, there appears to be limited knowledge of […]

The origin of variation in primary care process and outcome indicators: patients, professionals, centers, and health districts

Medicine 94:e1314. Centro de Salud de Astrabudua (Primary Health Care Center of Astrabudua), Osakidetza (Basque Health Service), Erandio (Bizkaia), Spain; Primary Care Research Unit-Bizkaia, Osakidetza, […]

Ontario MedsCheck annual pharmacy medication review service: a comparison between initial and well established implementation periods

International Conference for Pharmacoepidemiology (ICPE) – August, 2015 Boston, MA, USA. Background: A MedsCheck Annual (MCA) consultation is a government-funded, medication review service in Ontario, […]

A descriptive analysis of the Ontario MedsCheck annual pharmacy medication review service

Canadian Pharmacists Journal 148:S27. OBJECTIVES: A MedsCheck Annual (MCA) consultation is a medication review service funded by the Ontario government for people taking three or […]

Evaluation of the Maryland Multi-Payor Patient Centered Medical Home Program

Final report. Columbia, MD: IMPAQ International. IMPAQ International, Columbia, MD, USA; Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA; University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD, USA The Maryland […]

Equilibria in Health Exchanges: Adverse Selection versus Reclassification Risk

Abstract This paper studies regulated health insurance markets known as exchanges, motivated by the increasingly important role they play in both public and private insurance […]

Supplement to “Equilibria in Health Exchanges: Adverse Selection versus Reclassification Risk”

This online appendix has three sections.  The first presents details of the choice model estimation algorithm, as well as additional estimates from our primary specification […]

Putting your faith in data

Commissioning Success :34-36. No abstract. Article a PDF.

Factors associated with acute care use among nursing home residents dying of cancer: a population-based study

Int J Palliat Nurs 21:349-356. McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada BACKGROUND: Little is known about residents of long-term care (LTC) facilities who die of cancer. […]

The association between continuity of care and the overuse of medical procedures

JAMA Intern Med Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA Importance: Both the overuse of unnecessary medical procedures and poor continuity of care are thought to […]

Do pediatric patients who receive care across multiple health systems have higher levels of repeat testing?

Popul Health Manag. Intermountain Healthcare, Salt Lake City, UT, USA; University of Minnesota , Minneapolis, MN, USA; Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota , Minneapolis, […]

Diagnosis and treatment of incident hypertension among patients with diabetes: a U.S. multi-disciplinary group practice observational study

J Gen Intern Med 30:768-776. University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, USA BACKGROUND: Early hypertension control reduces the risk of cardiovascular complications among patients with diabetes […]

Analysis of the influence of the process of care in primary health care on avoidable hospitalizations for heart failure

Aten Primaria 48:102-109. Published in Spanish. Hospital Universitario Infanta Sofía, Madrid, España; Unidad Docente Multiprofesional de Atención Familiar y Comunitaria; Madrid, España; Unidad Sistemas de […]

Incidence of severe hypoglycaemic episodes in patients with type 2 diabetes in the Basque country: impact on healthcare costs

BMC Health Serv Res 15:207. Basque Institute for Healthcare Innovation, Barakaldo, Spain; Osakidetza, Basque Health Service, Erandio, Spain; University of Deusto, Bilbao, Spain BACKGROUND: Hypoglycaemia […]

Variability in potentially preventable hospitalisations: an observational study of clinical practice patterns of general practitioners and care outcomes in the Basque Country (Spain)

BMJ Open 5:e007360. Osakidetza Basque Health Service, Erandio, Bizkaia, Spain; University of Deusto, Bilbao, Spain OBJECTIVES: To explain the variability in the frequency of potentially […]

A population-based study comparing patterns of care delivery on the quality of care for persons living with HIV in Ontario

BMJ Open 5:e007428. Bruyère Research Institute, Ottawa, ON, Canada; University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON, Canada; Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, Ottawa, ON, Canada; Institute for Clinical […]

Caring for dementia: a population-based study examining variations in guideline-consistent medical care

Alzheimers Dement 11:906-916. UBC Centre for Health Services and Policy Research, School of Population and Public Health, Vancouver, BC, Canada BACKGROUND: Evidence indicates that early […]

Effect of specialized diagnostic assessment units on the time to diagnosis in screen-detected breast cancer patients

Br J Cancer 112:1744-1750. Queen’s University, 10 Stuart Street, Kingston, ON, Canada; Cancer Care Ontario, Toronto, ON, Canada; Kingston General Hospital, Kingston, ON, Canada; University […]

Population profiling in Slough CCG

Windsor, UK: NHS Slough Clinical Commissioning Group. NHS Slough Clinical Commissioning Group, Windsor, UK As our population ages and the prevalence of long term conditions […]

Understanding geographic variation in health care costs in British Columbia

Vancouver, BC, Canada: University of British Columbia (doctoral dissertation). University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada Amidst concerns about escalating health spending, examining variation in […]

Metformin use is associated with lower cervical cancer specific mortality

Radiation Oncology 93:S10. University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada; Women’s College Hospital, Toronto, ON, Canada Purpose/Objective(s): While meta-analysis has shown metformin use in diabetic patients […]

Children and youth with traumatic brain injury: Who uses homecare services, what do they use, and how much does it cost?

First International Conference on Pediatric Acquired Brain Injury, September 2015, Liverpool, UK. University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada Objective: To determine, by sex, the predictors, […]

Association between the patient-centered medical home and healthcare utilization

Am J Manag Care 21:378-386. Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, NY, USA OBJECTIVES: The patient-centered medical home (PCMH) model of primary care is being […]

Preventive counseling services during primary care visits: a comparison of health centers versus other physician offices

J Health Care Poor Underserved 26:519-535. Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA We compared preventive counseling services provided by health centers versus other physician offices. […]

Risk of cardiovascular events and mortality among a population-based cohort of immigrants and long-term residents with diabetes: Are all immigrants healthier and if so, for how long?

Am Heart J 170:123-132. University Health Network, Toronto, ON, Canada; Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto, ON, Canada; Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences, Toronto, ON, Canada; University […]

Predictors of opioid-related death during methadone therapy

J Subst Abuse Treat 57:30-35. University of Toronto, ON, Canada; Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences, Toronto, ON, Canada; St. Michael’s Hospital, Toronto, ON, Canada; St. […]

Direct medical costs and source of cost differences across the spectrum of cognitive decline: A population-based study

Alzheimers Dement. Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA; K Long Health Economics Consulting LLC, St. Paul, MN, USA; AbbVie, North Chicago, IL, USA BACKGROUND: Objective cost […]

Trends in relative survival in patients with a diagnosis of hepatocellular carcinoma in Ontario: a population-based retrospective cohort study

CMAJ Open 3:E208-E216. University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada; Ontario Institute for Cancer Research/Cancer Care Ontario, Toronto, ON, Canada; Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences, Toronto, […]

Incident atrial fibrillation in the emergency department in Ontario: a population-based retrospective cohort study of follow-up care

CMAJ Open 3:E182. Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences, Toronto, ON, Canada; University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada BACKGROUND: Continuity of care has been shown to […]

Patient sharing and quality of care: measuring outcomes of care coordination using claims data

Med Care 53:317-323. Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA BACKGROUND: With the goal of improving clinical efficiency and effectiveness, programs to enhance care coordination are […]

Risk factors for reoperation and mortality after the operative treatment of tibial plateau fractures in Ontario, 1996-2009

J Orthop Trauma 29:182-188. University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada; Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences, Toronto, ON, Canada OBJECTIVE: To define the rates and risk […]

A population-based study of ethnicity and breast cancer stage at diagnosis in Ontario

Curr Oncol 22:97-104. Women’s College Research Institute, Toronto, ON, Canada; University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada; Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences, Toronto, ON, Canada BACKGROUND: […]

The association between diabetes and breast cancer stage at diagnosis: a population-based study

Breast Cancer ResTreat 150:613-620. Women’s College Research Institute, Women’s College Hospital, Toronto, ON, Canada Women with diabetes have higher breast cancer incidence and mortality. The […]

ACG-modell kan forutsaga vilka som blir hogkonsumenter av sjukvard

Lakartidningen: Published in Swedish. Health Department, Area Monitoring and Analysis , VästraGotaland, Sweden We describe a method, which uses already existent administrative data to identify […]

Multimorbidity in risk stratification tools to predict negative outcomes in adult population

Eur J Intern Med 26:182-189. Basque Institute for Healthcare Innovation, Barakaldo, Spain; Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Rome, Italy; Agenzia Italiana del Farmaco (AIFA), Rome, […]

Classifying physician practice style: a new approach using administrative data in British Columbia

Med Care 53:276-282. University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada; Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC, Canada; Access Consulting Ltd, Saskatoon, SK, Canada; University of Alberta, […]

Revisiting the economic efficiencies of observation units

Manag Care 24:46-52. University of Texas, Houston, TX, USA; Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center HSR&D, Houston, TX, USA; Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, […]

Health administrative data can be used to define a shared care typology for people with HIV

J Clin Epidemiol 68:1301-1311. Bruyère Research Institute, Ottawa, ON, Canada; University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON, Canada; Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences, Ottawa, ON, Canada; Ottawa […]

Health-related quality of life and multimorbidity in community-dwelling telecare-assisted elders in the Basque Country

Eur J Intern Med 26:169-175. Basque Institute for Healthcare Innovation, Barakaldo, Spain; Osakidetza, Basque Health Service, Erandio, Spain; Osatek S.A., Public Society of the Basque […]

Multimorbidity in people with type 2 diabetes in the Basque Country (Spain): Prevalence, comorbidity clusters and comparison with other chronic patients

Eur J Intern Med 26:197-202. Basque Institute for Healthcare Innovation, Barakaldo, Spain; Osakidetza (Basque Health Service), Erandio, Spain; Department of Health, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain; World Health […]

The effect of pelvic fractures on future stress incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse surgery

Int Urogynecol J Western University, London, ON, Canad INTRODUCTION AND HYPOTHESIS: Pelvic fractures in women significantly disrupt the pelvic floor, which may cause stress urinary […]

Health care costs, utilization and patterns of care following Lyme disease

PLoS One 10:e0116767. Johns Hopkins Bloomberg University, Baltimore, MD, USA BACKGROUND: Lyme disease is the most frequently reported vector borne infection in the United States. […]

Diagnosis and disruption: understanding guideline-consistent dementia care and patterns of transition experienced by individuals with dementia

Vancouver, BC, Canada: University of British Columbia (doctoral dissertation). University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada Introduction: Early detection and management, as outlined in dementia […]

A cross-sectional, population-based study of HIV physicians and outpatient health care use by people with HIV in Ontario

BMC Health Serv Res 15:63. Bruyère Research Institute, Ottawa, ON, Canada; University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON, Canada; McGill University, Montreal, QC, Canada; Ottawa Hospital Research […]

Primärvårdens ersättnings- och styrsystem i förändring: ACG – kejsarens nya kläder?

Socialmedicinsk tidskrift Socialmedicinsk tidskrift:200-215. Published in Swedish Academy of Health and Welfare, Mälardalen University, Eskilstuna, Sweden The SALAR-project ‘Care on Equal Terms’ evaluation showed that […]

Association between electronic health records and health care utilization

Appl Clin Inform 6:42-55. Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, NY, USA BACKGROUND: The federal government is investing approximately $20 billion in electronic health records […]

Direct medical costs attributable to venous thromboembolism among persons hospitalized for major operation: a population-based longitudinal study

Surgery 157:423-451. Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA; K Long Health Economics Consulting LLC, St. Paul, MN, USA BACKGROUND: We estimated medical costs attributable to venous […]

Palliative care and the aggressiveness of end-of-life care in patients with advanced pancreatic cancer

J Natl Cancer Inst 107:p11: kju424. University Health Network, Toronto, ON, Canada; Institute of Medical Sciences, Toronto, ON, Canada BACKGROUND: We examined the impact of […]

Intraarticular hip injection and early revision surgery following total hip arthroplasty: a retrospective cohort study

Arthritis Rheumatol 67:162-168. University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada OBJECTIVE: Therapeutic intraarticular injections are used in the management of hip osteoarthritis (OA). Some studies suggest […]

Outcomes Among Patients Discharged From the Emergency Department With a Diagnosis of Peripheral Vertigo

Objective: We aimed to determine the risk of short- and long-term stroke, as well as accidental injury, in patients discharged from an emergency department who […]

Exploring indicators of use of costly health services in community-dwelling adults with multiple chronic conditions

Prof Case Manag 20:3-11. Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, MN, USA; Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA; Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH, USA Although […]

Using case finding and risk stratification: a key service component for personalised care and support planning

London, UK: National Health Service. National Health Service. London, UK This handbook describes current thinking and provides practitioner insights into case finding and risk stratification […]

Neurodevelopment of children exposed to anesthesia: design of the Mayo Anesthesia Safety in Kids (MASK) study

Contemp Clin Trials 41:45-54. Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA; Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA; National Center for Toxicological Research, Food and Drug Administration, […]

READMIT: A clinical risk index to predict 30-day readmission after discharge from acute psychiatric units

J Psychiatr Res 61:205-213. Women’s College Hospital, Toronto, ON, Canada; Women’s College Research Institute, Toronto, ON, Canada; Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences, Toronto, ON, Canada; […]

Missed strokes using computed tomography imaging in patients with vertigo: population-based cohort study

Stroke 46:108-113. University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada; University Health Network, Toronto, ON, Canada; Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences, Toronto, ON, Canada BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: […]

Is use of fall risk-increasing drugs in an elderly population associated with an increased risk of hip fracture, after adjustment for multimorbidity level: a cohort study

BMC Geriatr 14:131. Department of Patient Safety, Blekinge County Council, Karlskrona, Sweden BACKGROUND: Risk factors for hip fracture are well studied because of the negative […]

Long-term care benefits may reduce end-of-life medical care costs

Popul Health Manag Univita , Natick, MA, USA This study explores whether personal care services for functionally dependent or cognitively impaired individuals paid for by […]

Constructing ”behavioral” comparison groups: a difference-in-difference analysis of the effect of copayment based on the patient’s price elasticity

Eval Health Prof 37:434-456. National Kaohsiung First University of Science and Technology, Kaohsiung, Taiwan It is well known that the differences-in-differences (DD) estimator is based […]

Frequent attenders in general practice and immigrant status in Norway: A nationwide cross-sectional study

Scand J Prim Health Care 32:232-240. Department of Global Public Health and Primary Care, University of Bergen, Norway OBJECTIVE: To compare the likelihood of being […]

Primary health care use from the perspective of gender and morbidity burden

BMC Womens Health 14:145. University of Zaragoza, Zaragoza, Spain; Aragon Health Sciences Institute, Zaragoza, Spain BACKGROUND: Sex and gender can interact to contribute to differences […]

Prognostic factors in metastatic gastric cancer: results of a population-based, retrospective cohort study in Ontario

Gastric Cancer 19:150-159. Department of Surgery, Maimonides Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY, USA BACKGROUND: Stage IV gastric cancer is lethal, and little population-based research on prognostic […]

Drugs prescribed by general practitioners according to age, gender and socioeconomic status after adjustment for multimorbidity level

BMC Fam Pract 15:183. Department of Clinical Sciences in Malmö, Center for Primary Health Care Research, Lund University, Malmö, Sweden BACKGROUND: Age, gender and socioeconomic […]

Paying for primary care: a cross-sectional analysis of cost and morbidity distributions across primary care payment models in Ontario Canada

Soc Sci Med 124:18-28. University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada; Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences, Toronto, ON, Canada Policy-makers desire an optimal balance of financial […]

The pattern of urologic care among traumatic spinal cord injured patients

Can Urol Assoc J 8:E805. Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences, Toronto, ON, Canada INTRODUCTION: We assessed the urologic care patterns of traumatic spinal cord injury […]

Health information exchange and the frequency of repeat medical imaging

Am J Manag Care 20:eSP16-24. Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, NY, USA OBJECTIVES: Medical imaging, which is expensive, is frequently repeated for the same […]

Validation of 2 new measures of continuity of care based on year-to-year follow-up with known providers of health care

Ann Fam Med 12:559-567. Montreal Health and Social Services Agency, Montreal, QC, Canada PURPOSE: In a primary care context favoring group practices, we assessed the […]

Postoperative medical complications associated with anesthesia in older adults with dementia

J Am Geriatr Soc 62:2102-2109. Queen’s University, Kingston, On, Canada OBJECTIVES: To examine the association between anesthetic technique and postoperative complications in older adults with […]

Clinical analytics and data management for the DNP

New York, NY, USA: Springer. Johns Hopkins Health Care, Glen Burnie, MD, USA Strong data management knowledge and skills are a requirement for every DNP. […]

Chapter 4: Effects of multimorbidity on healthcare resource use

In: Mercer SW, Salisbury C, Fortin M, ed. ABC of multimorbidity. Chichester, UK: Wiley:12-16. Haifa University, Haifa, Israel; Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA OVERVIEW […]

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