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Physician referral rates: style without much substance?

Med Care 38:836-846. Department of Family Medicine, University of Rochester, New York, NY, USA BACKGROUND: Primary care physicians (PCPs) exhibit widely varying referral rates, resulting […]

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 […]

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, […]

Profiling resource use: do different outcomes affect assessments of provider efficiency?

Am J Manag Care 8:1105-1115. Center for Health Quality, Outcomes and Economic Research, Bedford Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Bedford, MA, USA OBJECTIVES: To examine whether […]

The case for case-mix adjustment in practice profiling. When good apples look bad

JAMA 272:871-874. Harvard Community Health Plan, Brookline, MA, USA OBJECTIVE: To assess the influence of patient characteristics on practice profiling. Using the example of specialty […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Infliximab in ulcerative colitis: the impact of preoperative treatment on rates of colectomy and prescribing practices in the province of British Columbia, Canada

Dis Colon Rectum 57:83-90. University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada BACKGROUND: Approximately 20% of patients with ulcerative colitis will require surgical treatment. Recent data […]

Effect of practice variation on resource utilization in infants hospitalized for viral lower respiratory illness.

Pediatrics 108:851-855. University of Virginia Children’s Medical Center, Charlottesville, Virginia, USA OBJECTIVE: Hospital care for children with viral lower respiratory illness (VLRI) is highly variable, […]

Benefits and pitfalls in applying the experience of prepaid group practices to the U.S. physician supply

Health Aff W4:73-75. Center for Health Workforce Studies, School of Public Health, University at Albany, State University of New York, Rensselaer, NY, USA The paper […]

Does a diagnosis of schizophrenia reduce rates of mammography screening? A Manitoba population-based study

Schizophr Res 113:95-100. Department of Psychiatry, University of Manitoba, CancerCare Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB, Canada It is estimated that mammography screening can reduce mortality from breast […]

Using multiple data features improved the validity of osteoporosis case ascertainment from administrative databases.

J Clin Epidemiol 61:1250-1260. Manitoba Centre for Health Policy, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB, Canada OBJECTIVES: The aim was to construct and validate algorithms for […]

Risk adjustment in health insurance exchanges for individuals with mental illness

Am J Psychiatry 169:704-709. Department of Health Policy and Management, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD, USA OBJECTIVE: In 2014, an estimated […]

Prevalence of health problems and primary care physicians’ specialty referral decisions

J Fam Pract 50:427-432. Health Services Research and Development Center, Department of Health Policy and Management, Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health, Baltimore, […]

Early dropout from psychotherapy for depression with group- and network-model therapists

Adm Policy Ment Health 39:440-447. Group Health Research Institute, Seattle, WA, USA Administrative data were used to examine early dropout among 16,451 health plan members […]

Using the Johns Hopkins Aggregated Diagnosis Groups (ADGs) to predict mortality in a population-based cohort of adults with schizophrenia in Ontario, Canada

Psychiatry Res 196:32-37. Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canad Administrative health care databases are increasingly used for health services and […]

Multimorbidity patterns in primary care: interactions among chronic diseases using factor analysis

PLoS One 7:e32190. IIS Aragón, Aragón Health Sciences Institute, Miguel Servet University Hospital, University of Zaragoza, Zaragoza, Spain OBJECTIVES: The primary objective of this study […]

The effect of capitation on switching primary care physicians

Health Serv Res 38:191-209. University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Department of Community and Preventive Medicine, Rochester, NY, USA OBJECTIVE: To examine the […]

How well do Ambulatory Care Groups predict expenditures on mental health and substance abuse patients?

Adm Policy Ment Health 24:339-357. Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA This paper evaluates the ability of Ambulatory Care Groups […]

Stratification of the population in the Basque Country: results in the first year of implementation

Aten Primaria 45:54-60. Published in Spanish. Instituto Vasco de Innovación Sanitaria, Sondika, Bizkaia, Spain Predictive models allow populations to be stratified according to their health […]

Triumph of hope over experience: learning from interventions to reduce avoidable hospital admissions identified through an Academic Health and Social Care Network

BMC Health Serv Res 12:153. Department of Health Care Management and Policy, University of Surrey, Guildford, UK BACKGROUND: Internationally health services are facing increasing demands […]

Comorbidity-based payment methodology for Medicaid enrollees with HIV/AIDS

Health Care Financ Rev 23:53-68. Center for Health Program Development and Management, University of Maryland Baltimore County, Baltimore, MD, USA Managed care organizations (MCOs) may […]

Monitoring the prevalence of chronic conditions: which data should we use?

BMC Health Serv Res 12:365. Osakidetza, Basque Health Service, C/ Alava n° 45, Vitoria-Gazteiz, Spain BACKGROUND: Chronic diseases are an increasing threat to people’s health […]

Effect of patient socioeconomic status on physician profiles for prevention, disease management, and diagnostic testing costs

Med Care 40:717-724. Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of California School of Medicine, Davis, CA, USA BACKGROUND: Previous research shows patient socioeconomic status […]

Medical and pharmacy expenditures after implementation of a cyclooxygenase-2 inhibitor prior authorization program

Pharmacotherapy 25:924-934. Medical and Pharmacy Integration Services, Prime Therapeutics, LLC, Eagan, MN, USA STUDY OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effects of a cyclooxygenase (COX)-2 inhibitor prior […]

The MMPI-2: a contemporary normative study of midwestern family medicine outpatients

J Clin Psychol Med Settings 15:98-119. Department of Psychiatry and Psychology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA For more than 60 years it has been known […]

Relationships between physical activity and perceived qualities of life in old age

Results of the SNAC study. Aging Ment Health 13:1-8. School of Social Science, Vaxjo University, Vaxjo, Sweden OBJECTIVES: The aim of the present study was […]

Impact of morbidity, resource use and costs on maintenance of remission of major depression in Spain: a longitudinal study in a population setting

Gac Sanit 24:13-19. Published in Spanish. Dirección de Planificación, Badalona Serveis Assistencials S.A., Badalona, Barcelona, Spain OBJECTIVE: To determinate the impact of comorbidity, resource use […]

A population-based study of the association between socioeconomic status and emergency department utilization in Ontario, Canada

Acad Emerg Med 18:836-843. Division of Emergency Medicine, Department of Medicine, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada OBJECTIVES: The […]

Complementary and alternative medicine provider use and expenditures by cancer treatment phase

Am J Manag Care 14:326-334. Department of Health Services, School of Public Health and Community Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA OBJECTIVE: To assess […]

A comparison of health care use for physician-referred and self-referred episodes of outpatient physical therapy

Health Serv Res 47:633-654. Center for Public Health Statistics, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, USA OBJECTIVE: To compare patient profiles and health care use […]

A population-based description of atrial fibrillation in the emergency department, 2002 to 2010

Ann Emerg Med 62:570-577. Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences, Toronto, ON, Canada; Division of Emergency Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada; […]

Preeclampsia as a risk factor for diabetes: a population-based cohort study

PLoS Med 10:e1001425. Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada BACKGROUND: Women with preeclampsia (PEC) and gestational hypertension (GH) exhibit insulin resistance during […]

Vaccine effectiveness against laboratory-confirmed influenza hospitalizations among elderly adults during the 2010-2011 season

Clin Infect Dis 57:820-827. Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences, Toronto, ON, Canada BACKGROUND: Although annual influenza immunization is recommended for adults aged ≥65 years due […]

Morbidity and costs associated to neurological disorders

Neurologia 28:126-129. Directorate of Planning, Badalona Serveis Assistencials SA, Badalona, Spain La presencia de múltiples enfermedades es frecuente en edades avanzadas, y diferentes estudios poblacionales […]

Pneumococcal vaccine targeting strategy for older adults: Customized risk profiling

Vaccine 32:990-995. Clalit Research Institute, Tel Aviv, Israel BACKGROUND: Current pneumococcal vaccine campaigns take a broad, primarily age-based approach to immunization targeting, overlooking many clinical […]

Prevalence and costs of multimorbidity by deprivation levels in the Basque country: a population based study using health administrative databases

PLoS One 9:e89787. Basque Health Service, Erandio, Bizkaia, Spain; Basque Institute for Healthcare Innovation, Sondika, Bizkaia, Spain; Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Madrid, Spain; Australian National […]

A qualitative study on clinicians’ perceptions about the implementation of a population risk stratification tool in primary care practice of the Basque Health Service

BMC Fam Pract 15:150. Basque Institute for Healthcare Innovation, Bizkaia, Spain BACKGROUND: A prospective Population Risk Stratification (PRS) tool was first introduced in the public […]

Adjusted Clinical Groups Method (ACG) to allocate resources according to the disease burden of each health center

Santelices C E, Muñoz P F, Muñiz P, Rojas J. BACKGROUND: Health care must be provided with strong primary health care models, emphasizing prevention and a […]

Improving the quality of outpatient care for older patients with diabetes: lessons from a comparison of rural and urban communities

J Fam Pract 50:676-680. University of Washington, Department of Family Medicine, Seattle, WA, USA OBJECTIVE: Our goal was to compare the quality of diabetic care […]

Why do physicians vary so widely in their referral rates?

J Gen Intern Med 15:163-168. Department of Family Medicine, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY, USA OBJECTIVE: To determine which physician practice and psychological factors contribute […]

Assessing population health care need using a claims-based ACG morbidity measure: a validation analysis in the province of Manitoba

Health Serv Res 37:1345-1364. Centre for Health Services and Policy Research, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada OBJECTIVES: To assess the ability of an […]

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. […]

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 […]

Predicting costs of care using a pharmacy-based measure risk adjustment in a veteran population

Med Care 41:753-760. VA Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle, WA, USA BACKGROUND: Although most widely used risk adjustment systems use diagnosis data to classify […]

Process of care for Medicaid-enrolled children with asthma: served by community health centers and other providers

Med Care 40:303-314. Institute for Health Care Research and Policy, Georgetown Public Policy Institute, Georgetown University, Washington, DC, USA OBJECTIVE: To compare the process of […]

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 […]

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 […]

Increased surgeon experience with rheumatoid arthritis reduces the risk of complications following total joint arthroplasty

Arthritis Rheumatol 66:488-496. University of Toronto and Women’s College Hospital, Toronto, ON, Canada OBJECTIVE: To determine the relationship between surgeon experience with, and complications following, […]

Prevalence, expenditures, and complications of multiple chronic conditions in the elderly

Arch Intern Med 162:2269-2276. Department of Health Policy and Management, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD, USA BACKGROUND: The prevalence, health care […]

Ambulatory care groups: a categorization of diagnoses for research and management

Health Serv Res 26:53-74. Department of Health Policy and Management, Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health, Baltimore, MD, USA This article describes a […]

Using the Johns Hopkins aggregated diagnosis groups (ADGs) to predict mortality in a general adult population cohort in Ontario, Canada

Med Care 49:932-939. Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences, Department of Health Management, Policy and Evaluation, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON, Canada BACKGROUND: Administrative healthcare databases […]

Preventable hospitalizations and socioeconomic status.

Health Aff 17:177-189. Wagner Graduate School, New York University, New York, NY, USA. “Preventable” hospitalizations have been proposed as indicators of poor health plan performance. […]

Applying diagnosis and pharmacy-based risk models to predict pharmacy use in Aragon, Spain: the impact of a local calibration

BMC Health Serv Res 10:22. Aragon Health Science Institute, Zaragoza, Spain BACKGROUND: In the financing of a national health system, where pharmaceutical spending is one […]

Ambulatory Care Groups and the profiling of primary care physician resource use: examining the application of case mix adjustments

J Ambul Care Manage 19:86-89. Center for Research in Ambulatory Health Care Administration, Englewood, CO, USA A variety of profiling models and tools is utilized […]

Ambulatory specialist use by nonhospitalized patients in us health plans: correlates and consequences

J Ambul Care Manage 32:216-225. Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD, USA Approximately 7 of 10 (and 95% of the elderly) people […]

Impact of comorbidity on the individual’s choice of primary health care provider

Scand J Prim Health Care 29:104-109. Lund University, Department of Clinical Sciences in Malmö, General Practice/Family Medicine, Malmö, Sweden OBJECTIVE. This study examined whether age, […]

Comparing asthma care provided to Medicaid-enrolled children in a primary care case manager plan and a staff model HMO

Ambul Pediatr 3:253-262. Health Policy Institute, Georgetown University, Washington, DC, USA OBJECTIVE: To examine differences in selected processes of asthma care provided to Medicaid-enrolled children […]

Economic profiling of primary care physicians: consistency among risk-adjusted measures

Health Serv Res 39:985-1003. Health Management and Policy, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA OBJECTIVE: To investigate whether different risk-adjustment methodologies and economic profiling […]

Access intervention in an integrated, prepaid group practice: effects on primary care physician productivity

Health Serv Res 43:1888-1905. Department of Health Services, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA OBJECTIVE: To estimate the joint effect of a multifaceted access intervention […]

Risk classification of adult primary care patients by self-reported quality of life

Med Care 43:189-193. Department of Community and Family Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, USA BACKGROUND: Although patient-reported health-related quality of life (HRQOL) is […]

Sleep complaints and their association with comorbidity and health-related quality of life in an older population in Sweden

Aging Ment Health 15:204-213. School of Health Science, Blekinge Institute of Technology, Karlskrona, Sweden OBJECTIVE: The relationship between sleep complaints, comorbidity and health-related quality of […]

Patients with atrial fibrillation and an alternative primary diagnosis in the emergency department: a description of their characteristics and outcomes

Acad Emerg Med 20:193-199. Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences, Toronto, ON, Canada OBJECTIVES: Atrial fibrillation is common in the emergency department (ED). Mortality rates at […]

Physical activity and influenza-coded outpatient visits, a population-based cohort study

PLoS One 7:e39518. Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences, Toronto, ON, Canada BACKGROUND: Although the benefits of physical activity in preventing chronic medical conditions are well […]

Risk adjustment of capitation payments to behavioral health care carve-outs: how well do existing methodologies account for psychiatric disability?

Health Care Manag Sci 3:159-169. Division of General Internal Medicine and Health Services Research, UCLA Department of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA, USA This study used […]

Pharmaceutical use among older adults: using administrative data to examine medication-related issues

Can J Aging 24 Suppl 1:81-95. Manitoba Centre for Health Policy, Department of Community Health Sciences, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB, Canada Medication use is […]

The effects of complications and comorbidities on the quality of preventive diabetes care: a literature review

Popul Health Manag 11:217-218. Mathematica Policy Research, Washington, DC, USA Although concurrent conditions such as complications and comorbidities are common in people with diabetes, both […]

Cost of arterial hypertension according to levels of morbidity in primary care setting

Med Clin (Barc) 133:290-295. Published in Spanish. Dirección de Planificación, Badalona Serveis Assistencials SA, Badalona, Barcelona, España BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: To determine the health care […]

Case study: the Minneapolis Buyers Health Care Action Group

Inquiry 35:171-177. Health Research Center, Institute for Research and Education, Health System Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, USA Managed care plans are a type of health insurance. They […]

Physician and patient factors associated with follow up of high grade dysplasias of the cervix: a population-based study

Gynecol Oncol 120:63-67. Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division of Gynecologic Oncology, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada OBJECTIVE: This population-based study characterizes available physician […]

Comparative ability of comorbidity classification methods for administrative data to predict outcomes in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

Ann Epidemiol 22:881-887. Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences, Toronto, ON, Canada PURPOSE: Administrative healthcare databases are used for health services research, comparative effectiveness studies, and […]

Review of methods used to measure comorbidity in cancer populations: no gold standard exists

J Clin Epidemiol 65:924-933. Cancer Control and Screening Research Group, Department of Public Health, University of Otago, Wellington South, New Zealand OBJECTIVE: This article reviews […]

Evaluating early repeat emergency department use in patients with atrial fibrillation: a population-based analysis

Am Heart J 165:939-948. Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences, Toronto, ON, Canada BACKGROUND: Emergency department (ED) use by patients with atrial fibrillation is high and […]

Primary care utilization and mental health diagnoses among adult patients requiring interpreters: a retrospective cohort study

J Gen Intern Med 28:386-391. Office of Women’s Health, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA BACKGROUND: Patients requiring interpreters may utilize the health care system differently […]

Association between metformin therapy and mortality after breast cancer: a population-based study

Diabetes Care 36:3018-3026. Women’s College Research Institute, Women’s College Hospital, Toronto, ON, Canada OBJECTIVE: Metformin has been associated with a reduction in breast cancer risk […]

Primary care doctors’ opinion on a risk adjustment system: Adjusted Clinical Groups

Rev Peru Med Exp Salud Publica 30:345-347. Published in Spanish. Directorate of Planning, Badalona Serveis Assistencials SA, Badalona, Spain No abstract

Impact of rheumatoid arthritis on receiving a diagnosis of hypertension among patients with regular primary care

Arthritis Care Res Department of Medicine, Rheumatology Division, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, USA OBJECTIVE: Despite numerous studies reporting increased cardiovascular disease (CVD) in patients […]

Comorbidity of dementia: a cross-sectional study of primary care older patients

BMC Psychiatry 14:84. EpiChron Research Group on Chronic Diseases, Aragón Health Sciences Institute (IACS), University Hospital, Zaragoza, Spain BACKGROUND: The epidemiologic study of comorbidities of […]

The impact of morbidity trajectories on identifying high-cost cases: using Taiwan’s National Health Insurance as an example

J Public Health 36:300-307. Department of Health Policy & Management, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA. BACKGROUND: Incorporating longitudinal information […]

Exploring the Johns Hopkins Aggregated Diagnosis Groups in administrative data as a measure of child health

This study explored the utility of the Johns Hopkins Aggregated Diagnostic Groups (ADGs) as a noncategorical measure of child health in administrative health data. Canadian […]

Comparative effectiveness of olmesartan and other angiotensin receptor blockers in diabetes mellitus: retrospective cohort study

Hypertension 63:977-983. University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada Olmesartan has been linked with increased risk of cardiovascular mortality and sprue-like enteropathy. We compared outcomes between […]

Variations in primary care physician referral rates

Health Serv Res 34:323-329. University of Rochester, Rochester, NY, USA OBJECTIVE: To examine primary care physician referral rate variations, including their extent and their stability […]

Increased suicidal activity following major trauma: a population-based study

J Trauma Acute Care Surg 76:180-184. University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB, Canada; University of California San Diego, San Diego, CA, USA; University of Regina, Regina, […]

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, […]

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 […]

Physicians and prepaid group practices

Health Aff W4:76-78. Commonwealth Fund, New York, NY, USA Prepaid group practices (PGPs) are complex organizations that directly combine prepayment for health care with a […]

Impact of case mix severity on quality improvement in a patient-centered medical home (PCMH) in the Maryland Multi-Payor Program

J Am Board Fam Med 29:116-125. University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA; University of Maryland School of Pharmacy, Baltimore, MD, USA; Department […]

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 […]

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. […]

The use of long-acting beta2- agonists as monotherapy in children and adults

J Popul Ther Clin Pharmacol 20:e1. University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada; St. Paul’s Hospital, Vancouver, BC, Canada BACKGROUND: In asthma, it is recommended […]

Selection bias from requiring patients to give consent to examine data for health services research

Arch Fam Med 9:1111-1118. Department of Family Practice, Medical College of Virginia, Virginia Commonwealth University, Fairfax, VA, USA BACKGROUND: New rulings nationwide require health services […]

Adjusted Clinical Groups: predictive accuracy for Medicaid enrollees in three states

Health Care Financ Rev 24:43-61. Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USA Actuarial split-sample method were used to assess predictive accuracy of […]

The effect of socioeconomic status on bone density testing in a public health-care system

Osteoporos Int 18:153-158. Radiology, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB, Canada INTRODUCTION AND HYPOTHESIS: An inverse relationship exists between socio-economic status (SES) and osteoporotic fractures. In […]

Medical and psychosocial diagnoses in women with a history of intimate partner violence

Arch Intern Med 169:1692-1697. Department of Human Development and Family Science, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, USA BACKGROUND: We characterized the relative risk of a […]

Heart failure in the family practice: a study of the prevalence and co-morbidity

Fam Pract 28:128-133. Unidad de Bioingenieria y Telemedicina, Hospital Universitario Puerta de Hierro, Majadahonda, Spain BACKGROUND: Heart failure (HF) is a health problem that particularly […]

Adapting the Rx-Risk-V for mortality prediction in outpatient populations

Med Care 44:793-797. Houston Center for Quality of Care and Utilization Studies, Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Houston, TX, USA OBJECTIVES: We sought […]

Multimorbidity and its measurement

Health Policy 103:3-8. Department of Health Policy and Management, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA Multimorbidity is increasing in frequency. It can be quantitatively measured […]

Explaining primary healthcare pharmacy expenditure using classification of medications for chronic conditions

Health Policy 103:9-15. Research Centre for Health Care Economics and Management, Universitat Politècnica de València, Valencia, Spain BACKGROUND: The Valencian Autonomous Community (Spain) has implemented […]

Randomized trial of depression follow-up care by online messaging

J Gen Intern Med 26:698-704. Group Health Research Institute, Seattle, WA, USA BACKGROUND: Quality of antidepressant treatment remains disturbingly poor. Rates of medication adherence and […]

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