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Sitagliptin use in patients with diabetes and heart failure: a population-based retrospective cohort study

JACC Heart Fail. University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada OBJECTIVES: The study objective was to evaluate the effects of sitagliptin in patients with type 2 […]

The roles of primary care PAs and NPs caring for older adults with diabetes

JAAPA 27:45-49. Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, NC; VetUnerans Affairs Pittsburgh Healthcare System and University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy, Pittsburgh, PA; University of […]

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 […]

How do immigrants use primary health care services? A register-based study in Norway

Eur J Public Health 25:72-78. University of Bergen, Norway; Carlos III Health Institute, Madrid, Spain; Aragón Health Sciences Institute (IACS), Zaragoza, Spain; University of Zaragoza, […]

Applying a risk-adjustment framework to primary care: can we improve on existing measures?

Ann Fam Med 1:44-51. Center for Health Quality, Outcomes and Economic Research, VAMC, Bedford, MA, USA Outcome-based performance measurement and prospective payment are common features […]

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 […]

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 […]

Impact of language barriers on complications and mortality among immigrants with diabetes: a population-based cohort study

Diabetes Care 38:189-196. University Health Network, Toronto, ON, Canada; Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto, ON, Canada; Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences, Toronto, ON, Canada; St. Michael’s […]

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 […]

Comparing accuracy of risk-adjustment methodologies used in economic profiling of physicians

Inquiry 41:218-231. Department of Health Management and Policy, School of Public Health, University of Michigan, USA This paper examines the relative accuracy of risk-adjustment methodologies […]

Use of a shared medical record with secure messaging by older patients with diabetes

Diabetes Care 33:2314-2319. Department of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA OBJECTIVE: Evaluate use of a web-based shared medical record (SMR) between older patients […]

Do we need more physicians?

Health Aff W4:67-69. Center for the Evaluative Clinical Sciences, Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover, NH, USA A reexamination of physician productivity can resolve the current workforce […]

Impact of discontinuity in health insurance on resource utilization

BMC Health Serv Res 10:195. Division of Health Care Policy & Research, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, US BACKGROUND: This study sought to describe the incidence […]

Comparing apples with apples in clinical populations: applications of the Adjusted Clinical Group system in British Columbia

Healthc Manage Forum 15:11-16. Department of Healthcare and Epidemiology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada This article reviews the Adjusted Clinical Group Case-Mix System […]

Comparison of alternative risk adjustment measures for predictive modeling: high risk patient case finding using Taiwan’s National Health Insurance claims

BMC Health Serv Res 10:343. Department of Health Policy & Management, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA BACKGROUND: Predictive modeling […]

Evaluation of prescriber responses to pharmacist recommendations communicated by fax in a medication therapy management program (MTMP)

J Manag Care Pharm 17:345-354. Center for Health Outcomes and PharmacoEconomic Research, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, USA BACKGROUND: As defined by the Medicare Prescription […]

Morbidity trajectories as predictors of utilization: multi-year disease patterns in Taiwan’s national health insurance program

Med Care 49:918-923. Department of Health Policy and Management, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA BACKGROUND: Little is known about […]

Age difference explains gender difference in cardiac intervention rates after acute myocardial infarction

Healthc Policy 6:88-103. Manitoba Centre for Health Policy, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB, Canada Many investigators have reported higher rates of cardiac procedures for males […]

Characteristics and risk factors associated with high-cost Medicaid recipients

Manag Care Interface 17:20-27. College of Pharmacy, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, USA Characteristics and risk factors of fee-for-service Medicaid patients (age 65 yr) with […]

Variations in health services utilization by primary care patients

Health Serv Manage Res 15:116-125. Departamento de Estumatologia, Facultad de Odontologia, Universidad de Granada, Campus Univeristario de Cartuja, Granada, Spain This study analyses how both […]

The risk-adjustment debate

N Engl J Med 339:1952-1956. Risk adjustment refers to the adjustment of payments to health plans (or to doctors) to reflect more accurately the actual […]

Development and validation of a psychiatric case-mix system

Med Care 44:568-580. VA Puget Sound Health Care System, and the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA BACKGROUND: Although […]

Effect of risk adjustment method on comparisons of health care utilization between complementary and alternative medicine users and nonusers

J Altern Complement Med 19:250-256. Saint Luke’s Health System, Boise, ID, USA OBJECTIVES: Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) providers are becoming more integrated into the […]

Obesity and respiratory hospitalizations during influenza seasons in Ontario, Canada: a cohort study

Clin Infect Dis 53:413-421. Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences, Toronto, ON, Canada BACKGROUND: Previous studies suggest that obesity may be a risk factor for complications […]

Capitation adjustment for pediatric populations

Pediatrics 98:10-17. Institute for Research and Education, HealthSystem Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, USA OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study is to assess the predictive performance of […]

Risk adjustment using automated ambulatory pharmacy data: the RxRisk model

Med Care 41:84-99. Center for Health Studies, Group Health Cooperative, Seattle, WA, USA OBJECTIVES: Develop and estimate the RxRisk model, a risk assessment instrument that […]

Using propensity scores subclassification to estimate effects of longitudinal treatments: an example using a new diabetes medication

Med Care 45:S149. Department of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA BACKGROUND: When using observational data to compare the effectiveness of […]

Relationship among the degree of control of arterial hypertension, comorbidity and costs in individuals over age 30 during 2006

Rev Esp Salud Publica 82:315-322. Published in Spanish. Dirección de Planificación, Badalona Serveis Assistencials SA, Badalona, Barcelona, Spain BACKGROUND: Arterial hypertension is one of the […]

Patterns and predictors of restrictive health care service use by youths with bipolar disorder

Adm Policy Ment Health 37:379-387. Health Services Research Department, Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London, London, UK Patterns of behavioral health service utilization were examined […]

Comparison of inhaled long-acting beta-agonist and anticholinergic effectiveness in older patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: a cohort study

Ann Intern Med 154:583-592. Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences, Toronto, ON, Canada. BACKGROUND: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), a largely preventable and manageable respiratory condition, […]

Influence of compliance on the incidence of cardiovascular events and health costs when using single-pill fixed-dose combinations for the treatment of hypertension

Med Clin (Barc) 136:183-191. Directorate of Planning, Badalona Serveis Assistencials SA, Badalona, Spain BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: To determine the incidence of cardiovascular events (CVE) and […]

High mortality and low access to care following incident acute myocardial infarction in individuals with schizophrenia

Schizophr Res 142:52-57. Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Toronto, ON, Canada OBJECTIVES: The primary objective of this study was to compare mortality following incident […]

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder after early exposure to procedures requiring general anesthesia

Mayo Clin Proc 87:120-129. Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA OBJECTIVE: To study the association between exposure to procedures performed under general anesthesia before age 2 […]

Are cervical and breast cancer screening programmes equitable? The case of women with intellectual and developmental disabilities

J Intellect Disabil Res 57:478-488. School of Nursing Sciences, University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK BACKGROUND: Effective cancer screening must be available for all eligible […]

Socioeconomic variation in the burden of chronic conditions and health care provision–analyzing administrative individual level data from the Basque Country, Spain

BMC Public Health 13:870. Oberri (The Basque Institute for Health Innovation), Sondika, Bizkaia, Spain BACKGROUND: Chronic diseases are posing an increasing challenge to society, with […]

Impact of bariatric surgery on health care costs of obese persons: a 6-year follow-up of surgical and comparison cohorts using health plan data

JAMA Surg 148:555-561. Department of Health Policy and Management, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD, USA IMPORTANCE: Bariatric surgery is a well-documented […]

Waiting to see the specialist: patient and provider characteristics of wait times from primary to specialty care

BMC Fam Pract 15:16. Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences, Toronto, ON, Canada BACKGROUND: Wait times are an important measure of access to various health care […]

Comparison of the predictive validity of diagnosis-based risk adjusters for clinical outcomes

Med Care 43:61-67. Houston Center for Quality of Care and Utilization Studies, Houston VA Medical Center, Houston, TX, USA OBJECTIVES: Many possible methods of risk […]

State funding for health information technology and selected ambulatory healthcare quality measures

Appl Clin Inform 5:594-602. Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, NY, USA BACKGROUND: Previous studies on the effects of health information technology (health IT) on […]

The excess medical cost and health problems of family members of persons diagnosed with alcohol or drug problems

Med Care 45:116-122. Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente Northern California, Oakland, CA, USA BACKGROUND: Having a family member with substance use problems affects family functioning, […]

Is socioeconomic status associated with utilization of health care services in a single-payer universal health care system?

Int J Equity Health 13:115. Ben-Gurion University, Beer Sheva, Israel; Clalit Health Services, Tel Aviv, Israel OBJECTIVES: To assess an association of Socio-economic status with […]

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 […]

The healthy migrant effect in primary care

Gac Sanit 29:15-20. Aragón Health Sciences Institute (IACS), Zaragoza, Spain; University of Zaragoza, Zaragoza, Spain; Miguel Servet University Hospital, Zaragoza, Spain; Carlos III Health Institute, […]

Medication oversupply in patients with diabetes

Res Social Adm Pharm 11:382-400. Veterans Affairs Pittsburgh Healthcare System, Pittsburgh, PA, USA; University of Pittsburgh, PA, USA; University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, USA; Pharmacy […]

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 […]

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; […]

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, […]

Characteristics of physicians and patients who join team-based primary care practices: evidence from Quebec’s Family Medicine Groups

Health Policy 116:264-272. McGill University, Montreal, QC, Canada; Direction de la santé publique de l’Agence de la Santé et des services sociaux de Montréal, Montreal, […]

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 […]

Determining the morbidity profile, health-service utilization and health-provider efficiency in the Rejang River Basin, Sarawak, based on TPC® data and the Johns Hopkins ACG® System

BMC Health Serv Res 10:A8. Ministry of Health, Malaysia; Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD, USA Introduction: The study focused on the […]

Validating the Johns Hopkins ACG Case-Mix System of the elderly in Swedish primary health care

BMC Public Health 6:171. Blekinge Institute for Research & Development, Karlshamn, Sweden BACKGROUND: Individual based measures for comorbidity are of increasing importance for planning and […]

Use of diagnosis-based risk adjustment models to predict individual health care expenditure under the National Health Insurance system in Taiwan

J Formos Med Assoc 104:883-890. Graduate Institute of Health Care Organization Administration, College of Public Health, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan. BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Diagnostic […]

Risk adjustment using administrative data-based and survey-derived methods for explaining physician utilization

Med Care 48:175-182. Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences, Toronto, ON, Canada OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study was to evaluate an administrative data-based risk adjustment […]

An in-depth assessment of a diagnosis-based risk adjustment model based on national health insurance claims: the application of the Johns Hopkins Adjusted Clinical Group case-mix system in Taiwan

BMC Med 8:7. Department of Health Policy & Management, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA BACKGROUND: Diagnosis-based risk adjustment is […]

Predicting healthcare costs in a population of Veterans Affairs beneficiaries using diagnosis-based risk adjustment and self-reported health status

Med Care 42:1027-1035. Houston Center for Quality of Care and Utilization Studies, Health Services Research and Development Service, Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, […]

Evaluation of guideline-concordant care for bipolar disorder among privately insured youth

Prim Care Companion J Clin Psychiatry 12:PCC.09m00837. Health Services Research Department, Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London, London, UK OBJECTIVE: To describe and quantify the […]

Applying population-based case mix adjustment in managed care: the Johns Hopkins Ambulatory Care Group system

Manag Care Q 2:21-34. CSC Healthcare Systems, Inc., Malden, MA, USA When analyzing medical utilization or other health care-related measurements across provider panels, case mix […]

In search of the perfect comorbidity measure for use with administrative claims data: does it exist?

Med Care 44:745-753. Department of Family Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA BACKGROUND: Numerous measures of comorbidity have been developed for health services research […]

The development of Ambulatory Care Groups in primary care

Rev Neurol 29:667-669. Published in Spanish. Fundació Jordi Gol i Gurina, Barcelona, España INTRODUCTION: Ambulatory care groups (ACG) are a system of classification for patients […]

Comparison of private for-profit with private community-governed not-for-profit primary care services in New Zealand

J Health Serv Res Policy 9 Suppl 2:17-22. Department of Public Health, Wellington School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Wellington, New Zealand OBJECTIVE: To compare […]

Costs vs quality in different types of primary care settings

JAMA 272:1903-1908. Department of Health Policy and Management, School of Hygiene and Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA OBJECTIVE: To determine the relationship […]

The validity of claims-based risk estimation in underinsured populations

Am J Manag Care 18:e468-e476. Institute for Health and Disability Policy Studies, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS OBJECTIVES: To demonstrate a threat to validity in […]

The post-fracture care gap among Canadian First Nations peoples: a retrospective cohort study

Osteoporos Int 23:929-936. Department of Medicine, University of Manitoba, 409 Tache Avenue, Winnipeg, MB, Canada Despite targeted attempts to reduce post-fracture care gaps, we hypothesized […]

Taking health status into account when setting capitation rates: a comparison of risk-adjustment methods

JAMA 276:1316-1321. Health Research Center, Institute for Research and Education, HealthSystem Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, USA OBJECTIVE: To compare performance of different health status measures for […]

Cardiology workforce: a shortage, not a surplus

Health Aff W4:64-66. Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, MN, USA The United States faces a serious shortage of cardiologists as our population ages and […]

Adjusted Clinical Groups use as a measure of the referrals efficiency from primary care to specialized in Spain

Eur J Public Health 17:657-663. Planning Management, Badalona Serveis Assistencials, SA, Badalona, Barcelona, Spain BACKGROUND: To determine the referral rate (RR) per centre, its main […]

Medicaid managed care payment rates in 1998

Health Aff 18:217-227. Urban Institute, Washington, DC, USA This paper reports on a new survey of state Medicaid managed care payment rates. We collected rate […]

Chronic care improvement in primary care: evaluation of an integrated pay-for-performance and practice-based care coordination program among elderly patients with diabetes

Health Serv Res 45:1763-1782. Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Johns Hopkins Healthcare LLC, Glen Burnie, MD, USA OBJECTIVE: […]

Implementation of electronic medical records: effect on the provision of preventive services in a pay-for-performance environment

Can Fam Physician 57:e381-e389. Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of Toronto, ON, Canada OBJECTIVE: To study the effect of electronic medical record (EMR) […]

Estimation of chronic co-morbidity on health costs in elderly patients with neurological disorders

Rev Peru Med Exp Salud Publica 28:564-565. Published in Spanish. Directorate of Planning, Badalona Serveis Assistencials SA, Badalona, Spain Sr. Editor. El envejecimiento progresivo de […]

Medical care costs associated with traumatic brain injury over the full spectrum of disease: a controlled population-based study

J Neurotrauma 29:2038-2049. Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA Data on traumatic brain injury (TBI) economic outcomes are limited. We used Rochester Epidemiology Project (REP) resources […]

The performance of administrative and self-reported measures for risk adjustment of Veterans Affairs expenditures

Health Serv Res 40:887-904. Health Services Research and Development Northwest Center of Excellence, Veterans Affairs Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle, WA, USA. OBJECTIVE: To […]

Socio-economic position and childhood multimorbidity: a study using linkage between the Avon Longitudinal study of parents and children and the general practice research database

Int J Equity Health 12:66. School of Social and Community Medicine, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK INTRODUCTION: In adults, multimorbidity is associated with social position. […]

Use of risk adjustment in setting budgets and measuring performance in primary care II: advantages, disadvantages, and practicalities

BMJ 323:607-610. School of Public Policy, University College London, London, UK Risk adjustment could help to improve decisions about budgets as well as help measure […]

Prevalence of multimorbidity according to the deprivation level among the elderly in the Basque Country

BMC Public Health 13:918. Oberri, Basque Institute for Healthcare Innovation, Sondika, Spain BACKGROUND: Multimorbidity is clearly a major challenge for healthcare systems. However, currently, its […]

Predictors of colorectal cancer screening variation among primary-care providers and clinics

Am J Gastroenterol 108:1159-1167. University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Madison, WI, USA OBJECTIVES: Colorectal cancer (CRC) screening is underutilized. To effect […]

Antihypertensive medication initiation among young adults with regular primary care use

J Gen Intern Med Department of Medicine, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Madison, WI, USA BACKGROUND: Young adults with hypertension have […]

Systemwide provider performance in a Medicaid program. Profiling the care of patients with chronic illnesses

Med Care 34:798-810. Department of Health Policy and Management, Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD, USA OBJECTIVES: This study illustrates how claims […]

Obesity and co-morbidities in type 2 diabetes: an opportunity to bend the Health Care Cost Curve

Rev Clin Esp 214:140-142. University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark Obesity has long been known as a driver and predictor of the increasing global prevalence […]

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder in children: excess costs before and after initial diagnosis and treatment cost differences by ethnicity

Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 160:1063-1069. Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente Medical Care Program, Northern California Region, Oakland, CA, USA OBJECTIVES: To estimate the excess costs […]

Atypical antipsychotic drugs and the risk for acute kidney injury and other adverse outcomes in older adults: a population-based cohort study

Ann Intern Med 161:242-248. London Health Sciences Centre, London, ON, Canada; St. Michael’s Hospital, Toronto, ON, Canada; Yale University and Veterans Affairs Medical Center, New […]

Conspicuous consumption: characterizing high users of physician services in one Canadian province

J Health Serv Res Policy 8:215-224. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/14596756. Centre for Health Services and Policy Research, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada OBJECTIVES: To examine medical […]

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: […]

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; […]

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; […]

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 […]

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 […]

Adjusting for case mix and social class in examining variation in home visits between practices

Fam Pract 21:355-363. Public Health Policy Unit, School of Public Policy, University College London, London, UK OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to investigate […]

Profiling primary care physician resource use: examining the application of case mix adjustment

J Ambul Care Manage 19:60-80. Health Services Research and Development Center, Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD, USA Growing emphasis on managed care […]

Towards a more equitable distribution of resources and assessment of quality of care: validation of a comorbidity based case-mix system

Harefuah 149:665-669. Published in Hebrew. Planning & Health Policy Division, Clalit Health Services Head Offices, Israel BACKGROUND: Equitable distribution of healthcare resources and fair assessments […]

Forecasting physician workforce requirements

JAMA 273:111; author reply 113. Dr Weiner1 presents an exacting analysis of the likely effects of health system reform on physician workforce requirements. His market approach […]

Healthcare utilization patterns and risk adjustment under Taiwan’s National Health Insurance system

J Formos Med Assoc 101:52-59. Graduate Institute of Health Care Organization Administration, College of Public Health, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Some […]

The predictors of self-rated health and the relationship between self-rated health and health service needs are similar across socioeconomic groups in Canada

J Clin Epidemiol 63:412-421. Institute for Work and Health, Toronto, ON, Canada OBJECTIVE: To examine if there are systematic differences in the predictors of self-rated […]

The economic impact of a disability prevention program

J Occup Environ Med 52:15-21. Division of Health Policy and Management, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, USA We evaluated the effect […]

Predictive modeling of total healthcare costs using pharmacy claims data: a comparison of alternative econometric cost modeling techniques

Med Care 43:1065-1072. Caremark, Hunt Valley, MD, USA OBJECTIVE: We sought to evaluate several statistical modeling approaches in predicting prospective total annual health costs (medical […]

The mortality risk score and the ADG score: two points-based scoring systems for the Johns Hopkins aggregated diagnosis groups to predict mortality in a general adult population cohort in Ontario, Canada

Med Care 49:940-947. Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences, Toronto, ON, Canada BACKGROUND: Logistic regression models that incorporated age, sex, and indicator variables for the Johns […]

Association of antiepileptic drugs with nontraumatic fractures: a population-based analysis

Arch Neurol 68:107-112. Department of Clinical Neurosciences, University of Calgary, Foothills Hospital, Calgary, AB, Canada OBJECTIVE: To explore the relationship between antiepileptic drug (AED) use […]

The importance of continuity of care in the likelihood of future hospitalization: is site of care equivalent to a primary clinician?

Am J Public Health 88:1539-1541. Department of Family Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC, USA OBJECTIVES: This study examined the effect of continuity […]

Health of Medicare Advantage plan enrollees at 1 year after Hurricane Katrina

Am J Manag Care 15:13-22. Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD, USA OBJECTIVE: To assess the effects of Hurricane Katrina on mortality, […]

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