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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; Veterans Affairs Pittsburgh Healthcare System and University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy, Pittsburgh, PA; University of […]

Profiling resource use by primary-care practices: managed Medicare implications

Health Care Financ Rev 17:23-42. Project HOPE Center for Health Affairs, Bethesda, MD, USA Variations in elderly Medicare beneficiaries’ health service use are examined using […]

Evaluating case-mix and predictive modeling measures within the British primary care sector

BMC Health Serv Res 7:A8. Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD, USA; Imperial College London, UK Aim: The goal of this project […]

Developing a dashboard to help measure and achieve the triple aim: a population-based cohort study

BMC Health Serv Res 14:363. McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada BACKGROUND: Health system planners aim to pursue the three goals of Triple Aim: 1) reduce […]

Performance of the ACG case-mix system in two Canadian provinces.

Med Care 39:86-99. Centre for Health Services and Policy Research, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada BACKGROUND: While the adjusted clinical group (ACG) system […]

Identifying possible indicators of systematic overuse of health care procedures with claims data

Med Care 52:157-163. Department of Health Policy and Management, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA BACKGROUND: Health care quality is frequently described with measures representing […]

Evaluating diagnosis-based case-mix measures: how well do they apply to the VA population?

Med Care 39:692-704. Center for Health Quality, Outcomes and Economic Research, Bedford VAMC, MA, USA BACKGROUND: Diagnosis-based case-mix measures are increasingly used for provider profiling, […]

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 […]

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) […]

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. […]

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. […]

The potential for community-based health information exchange systems to reduce hospital readmissions

J Am Med Inform Assoc 22:435-442. Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, NY, USA BACKGROUND: Hospital readmissions are common, costly, and offer opportunities for utilization […]

Fifty years of pediatric asthma in developed countries: how reliable are the basic data sources?

Pediatr Pulmonol 47:211-219. British Columbia’s Children’s Hospital, Vancouver, BC, Canada Given the difficulties in diagnosing, or even defining, asthma in children, claims of a pediatric […]

Application of the Ambulatory Care Groups in the primary care of a European national health care system: does it work?

Med Care 37:238-248. Astrabudúa Health Center, Osakidetza/Basque Health Service, Bizkaia, Spain BACKGROUND: Ambulatory Care Groups (ACGs), a US case mix system that uses the patient […]

Quality assessment: is the focus on providers or on patients?

Int J Qual Health Care 8:231-241. Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA Most studies of ambulatory care quality are based on chart […]

Biphasic fracture risk in diabetes: a population-based study

Bone 40:1595-1601. Department of Medicine, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB, Canada Diabetes is associated with increased fracture rates but the effect size, time course and […]

The comorbidity burden of the treated asthma patient population in British Columbia

Chronic Dis Can 30:46-55. University of British Columbia, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Vancouver, BC, Canada To date there has been little investigation of the prevalence […]

Nonparticipation in a population-based trial to increase colorectal cancer screening

Am J Prev Med 42:390-397. Group Health Permanente, University of Washington Medical School, Seattle, WA, USA BACKGROUND: Many trials have tested different strategies to increase […]

Institutionalization following incident non-traumatic fractures in community-dwelling men and women

Osteoporos Int 23:2381-2386. Division of General Internal Medicine, McGill University Health Center, Montreal, QC, Canada Institutionalization after hip fracture occurs in at least 30% of […]

Methods for analyzing health care utilization and costs

Annu Rev Public Health 20:125-144. Department of Biostatistics, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA Important questions about health care are often addressed by studying health […]

Mortality rates after incident non-traumatic fractures in older men and women.

Osteoporos Int 22:2439-2448. Division of General Internal Medicine, McGill University Health Center, Montreal, QC, Canada Non-traumatic fractures at typical osteoporotic sites are associated with increased […]

Comorbidity patterns in patients with chronic diseases in general practice

PLoS One 7:e32141. Multiprofessional Education Unit for Family and Community Care (Southwest), Madrid, Spain INTRODUCTION: Healthcare management is oriented toward single diseases, yet multimorbidity is […]

Primary care physician compensation method in medical groups: does it influence the use and cost of health services for enrollees in managed care organizations?

JAMA 279:853-858. Department of Health Services, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA CONTEXT: Growth of at-risk managed care contracts between health plans and medical groups […]

Health-based payment and computerized patient record systems

Eff Clin Pract 1:66-72. Center for Health Research, Kaiser Permanente, Northwest Division, Portland, OR, USA. Health care information technology is changing rapidly and dramatically. A […]

Morbidity and older persons’ perceptions of the quality of their primary care

J Am Geriatr Soc 54:330-334. Department of Health Policy and Management, Bloomberg School of Public Health, School of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA […]

Primary care physicians’ experiences with case finding for practice-based care management

Am J Manag Care 18:e155-161. Department of General Practice and Health Services Research, University Hospital Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany. OBJECTIVES: The identification of patients most likely […]

A population-based analysis of the clinical course of 10,304 patients with acute cholecystitis, discharged without cholecystectomy

J Trauma Acute Care Surg 74:26-30; discussion 30-1. Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, St Michael’s Hospital; and Institute for Clinical Evaluative Science, Toronto, ON, Canada […]

Self-referral in point-of-service health plans

JAMA 285:2223-2231. Department of Health Policy and Management, Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health, Baltimore, MD, USA CONTEXT: Most health maintenance organizations offer […]

Cost and quality trends in direct contracting arrangements

Health Aff 21:89-102. Health Systems Management Faculty, School of Public Affairs, University of Baltimore, Baltimore, MD, USA. This paper presents the first empirical analysis of […]

Impact of open-access scheduling on realized access

Health Serv Manage Res 20:134-139. Department of Family Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA Open-access or advanced-access scheduling, which opens the clinic calendar to patients […]

Influence of morbidity and the use of health resources in patients who require care for generalised anxiety disorder in the primary health care setting

Aten Primaria 40:603-610. Published in Spanish. Dirección de Planificación. Badalona Serveis Assistencials, S.A. Badalona. Barcelona, Spain OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the co-morbidity, health care use, economical […]

Patterns in the use of benzodiazepines in British Columbia: examining the impact of increasing research and guideline cautions against long-term use

Health Policy 97:122-129. Centre for Health Services and Policy Research, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada OBJECTIVE: We examined changes in patterns of benzodiazepine […]

Who cares for Medicaid-enrolled children with chronic conditions?

Pediatrics 108:906-912. Center for Child and Adolescent Health Policy, MassGeneral Hospital for Children, Boston, MA, USA OBJECTIVE: To estimate generalist, pediatric subspecialist, and any subspecialist […]

Predicting the risk of 1-year mortality in incident dialysis patients: accounting for case-mix severity in studies using administrative data

Med Care 49:257-266. Faculty of Medicine, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB, Canada BACKGROUND: Administrative databases are increasingly being used to study the incident dialysis population […]

Tracking family medicine graduates. Where do they go, what services do they provide and whom do they see?

BMC Fam Pract 13:26. Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada BACKGROUND: There are continued concerns over an adequate supply […]

Cost analysis of adding pregabalin or gabapentin to the management of community-treated patients with peripheral neuropathic pain

J Eval Clin Pract 18:1170-1179. Badalona Serveis Assistencials, Badalona, Barcelona, Spain OBJECTIVE: To compare the cost of adding either pregabalin or gabapentin to the management […]

A new simple primary care morbidity score predicted mortality and better explains between practice variations than the Charlson index

J Clin Epidemiol 66:436-444. Population Health Research Centre, Division of Population Health Sciences and Education, St George’s University of London, London, UK OBJECTIVES: Adjustment for […]

Doctor shopping by overweight and obese patients is associated with increased healthcare utilization

Obesity 21:1328-1334. Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, USA. OBJECTIVE: Negative interactions with healthcare providers […]

Patient poverty and workload in primary care: study of prescription drug benefit recipients in community health centres

Can Fam Physician 59:384-390. Lamont Primary Health Care Research Centre, Bruyère Research Institute, Ottawa, ON, Canada Erratum in: Can Fam Physician. 2013 Jun;59(6):612. OBJECTIVE: To […]

Adverse events recorded in English primary care: observational study using the General Practice Research Database

Br J Gen Pract 63:534-542. Department of Primary Care and Public Health (DPCPH), Imperial College London, London, UK BACKGROUND: More accurate and recent estimates of […]

Patient and Physician Factors Associated With Pulmonary Function Testing for COPD: A Population Study

Chest 145:272-281. Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences; Sunnybrook Research Institute; Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre; University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada BACKGROUND: The diagnosis of COPD […]

Identifying controlled substance patterns of utilization requiring evaluation using administrative claims data

Am J Manag Care 10:783-790. HSI Network LLC, USA OBJECTIVES: To develop a systems approach to identify, for further evaluation, patients with potential controlled substance […]

The meaningful use of electronic health records and health care quality

Am J Med Qual 30:512-519. Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, NY, USA The federal government is investing approximately $30 billion in incentives for adoption […]

Association between use of a health information exchange system and hospital admissions

Appl Clin Inform 5:219-231. Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, NY, USA OBJECTIVE: Relevant patient information is frequently difficult to obtain in emergency department (ED) […]

Impact of socio-economic status on breast cancer screening in women with diabetes: a population-based study

Diabet Med 31:806-812. Women’s College Research Institute, Women’s College Hospital, Toronto, ON, Canada AIMS: There is evidence to suggest that mammography rates are decreased in […]

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 […]

High-risk case identification for use in comprehensive complex care management

Popul Health Manag 18:15-22. Clalit Health Services, Tel Aviv, Israel The current study aimed to develop a patient selection process for muiltimorbid care management that […]

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 […]

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, […]

Comorbidity: implications for the importance of primary care in ‘case’ management

Ann Fam Med 1:8-14. Department of Health Policy and Management, Johns Hopkins University, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD, USA BACKGROUND: Although comorbidity is […]

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, […]

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 […]

Post-discharge intervention in vulnerable, chronically ill patients

J Hosp Med 7:124-130. Oregon Health and Sciences University, Portland VA Medical Center, Portland, OR, USA BACKGROUND: Studies suggest that the inpatient to outpatient transition […]

Patient based ‘burden-of-illness’ in Swedish primary health care. Applying the Johns Hopkins ACG case-mix system in a retrospective study of electronic patient records

Int J Health Plann Manage 17:269-282. Centre for Development of Health Services, Stockholm County Council, Sweden Patients from one municipality in Sweden utilizing primary health […]

Development and estimation of a pediatric chronic disease score using automated pharmacy data

Med Care 37:874-883. Center for Health Studies, Group Health Cooperative of Puget Sound, Seattle, WA, USA BACKGROUND: Although risk assessment models for specific adult populations […]

Effectiveness of bone density measurement for predicting osteoporotic fractures in clinical practice

J Clin Endocrinol Metab 92:77-81. Department of Medicine, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB, Canada CONTEXT: Bone density measurement with dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry is widely used […]

The population health approach: health GIS as a bridge from theory to practice

Int J Health Geogr 4:23. Population Health Surveillance Unit, Vancouver Island Health Authority, Victoria, BC, Canada BACKGROUND: The Population Health Approach, proposed by Health Canada, […]

Explanatory ability of the ACG system regarding the utilization and expenditure of the national health insurance population in Taiwan–a 5-year analysis

J Chin Med Assoc 71:191-199. Department of Medical Affairs and Planning, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan, ROC BACKGROUND: The adjusted clinical group (ACG) is […]

Impact of physician assistant care on office visit resource use in the United States

Health Serv Res 43:1906-1922. Department of Community and Family Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, USA OBJECTIVE: To investigate whether the use of physician […]

Provider profiling: doing it right

Healthplan 41:74-79. Medstat Group, Washington, DC, USA Managed care plans are a type of health insurance. They have contracts with health care providers and medical facilities […]

Risk of low bone mineral density associated with psychotropic medications and mental disorders in postmenopausal women

J Clin Psychopharmacol 31:56-60. Department of Psychiatry, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB, Canada BACKGROUND: Independent reports suggest that various psychotropic medications and psychiatric disorders are […]

Health reform, health insurance, and mental health care

Am J Psychiatry 169:675-677. Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured, Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, Washington, DC; Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, […]

Disease burden in the managed care population at an academic medical center: the effect of adding local partners

Acad Med 80:587-593. University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, USA. jbilli@umich.edu PURPOSE: Academic medical centers (AMCs) have traditionally cared for the most severely ill […]

Building health plan databases to risk adjust outcomes and payments

Int J Qual Health Care 10:531-538. Center for Health Research, Kaiser Permanente, Northwest Division, Portland, OR, USA OBJECTIVES: To highlight the types and sources of […]

The changing shape of the physician workforce in prepaid group practice

Health Aff W4:60-63. Permanente Federation, Kaiser Permanente Health Care Program, Oakland, CA, USA Multiple factors have combined to change the size and specialty composition of […]

Does a large-scale organizational transformation toward patient-centered access change the utilization and costs of care for patients with diabetes?

Med Care Res Rev 69:519-539. Department of Health Services, School of Public Health, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA The authors examined whether Group Health’s […]

A hospital system’s wellness program linked to health plan enrollment cut hospitalizations but not overall costs

Health Aff 32:477-485. University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, USA Many policy makers believe that health status would be improved and health care spending reduced if […]

Comparison of specialty referral rates in the United Kingdom and the United States: retrospective cohort analysis

BMJ 325:370-371. Health Services Research and Development Center, Department of Health Policy and Management, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA […]

Effects of patient and physician practice socioeconomic status on the health care of privately insured managed care patients

Med Care 41:842-852. Department of Family and Community Medicine, Center for Health Services Research in Primary Care, University of California, Davis, USA BACKGROUND: Previous research […]

Diffusion into use of exenatide for glucose control in diabetes mellitus: a retrospective cohort study of a new therapy

Clin Ther 29:1784-1794. Department of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA BACKGROUND: Exenatide was approved by the US Food and Drug […]

Efficiency profile in the neurological referrals effectuate reference specialists: use case-mix system Adjusted Clinical Groups

An Med Interna 25:213-221. Published in Spanish. Badalona Serveis Assistencials S.A., Barcelona, Spain OBJECTIVES: To determine the general referral and neurological rate per center and […]

Is pharmacologic care of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease consistent with the guidelines?

Popul Health Manag 13:21-26. Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) […]

Mental health service use before and after diagnosis of early-onset bipolar disorder

J Behav Health Serv 38:398-413. Health Service and Population Research Department, Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London, London, UK To investigate patterns of mental health […]

Potential Medicare savings through prevention and risk reduction

Popul Health Manag 14 Suppl 1:S35-S44. Healthways Center for Health Research, Franklin, TN, USA Medicare is challenged to maintain solvency as enrollment climbs because of […]

The relationship between financial incentives and quality of diabetes care in Ontario, Canada

Diabetes Care 35:1038-1046. Centre for Research on Inner City Health, Keenan Research Centre in the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute of St. Michael’s Hospital, Toronto, […]

Comparison of three methods for measuring multiple morbidity according to the use of health resources in primary healthcare

Aten Primaria 44:348-357. Published in Spanish. Badalona Serveis Assistencials, Badalona, Barcelona, Spain OBJECTIVE: To compare three methods of measuring multiple morbidity according to the use […]

Heart failure in primary care: co-morbidity and utilization of health care resources

Fam Pract 30:520-524. Bioengineering and Telemedicine Unit, Puerta de Hierro University Teaching Hospital, Majadahonda, Madrid, Spain BACKGROUND: In order to ensure proper management of primary […]

Risk-stratification methods for identifying patients for care coordination

Am J Manag Care 19:725-732. Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA BACKGROUND: Care coordination is a key component of the patient-centered medical home. However, the mechanism […]

Predictors of short-term postoperative survival after elective colectomy in colon cancer patients >/= 80 years of age

Ann Surg Oncol 20:1427-1435. Department of Surgery, UW Madison School of Medicine and Public Health, Madison, Wisconsin, USA BACKGROUND: Individuals ≥ 80 years of age […]

Movement disorders in elderly users of risperidone and first generation antipsychotic agents: a Canadian population-based study

PLoS One 8:e64217. Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB, Canada BACKGROUND: Despite concerns over the potential for severe adverse events, antipsychotic medications remain […]

Estimating Demand for Care After a Medicaid Expansion: Lessons From Oregon

J Ambul Care Manage. Kaiser Permanente Northwest Center for Health Research, Portland, OR; Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, OR, USA To estimate how the […]

Characteristics of adult primary care patients as predictors of future health services charges

Med Care 39:1170-1181. Department of Community and Family Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, USA BACKGROUND: Utilization risk assessment is potentially useful for allocation […]

The patient-centered medical home, electronic health records, and quality of care

Ann Intern Med 160:741-749. Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, NY, USA BACKGROUND: The patient-centered medical home (PCMH) model of primary care is being implemented […]

Risk prediction models to predict emergency hospital admission in community-dwelling adults: a systematic review

Med Care 52:751-756. Centre for Primary Care Research, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Dublin, Ireland BACKGROUND: Risk prediction models have been developed to identify […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

A comprehensive assessment of family physician gender and quality of care: a cross-sectional analysis in Ontario, Canada

Med Care 54:277-286. University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON, Canada; Institute of Clinical Evaluative Sciences, Ottawa, ON, Canada; Queen’s University, Kingston, ON, Canada; Monash University, Clayton, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Ethnic disparities in care following acute coronary syndromes among Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders during the initial hospitalization

Cell Mol Biol 47:1209-1215. Hawaii Medical Service Association, Care Management, Honolulu, HI, USA Despite the fact that Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders are the fastest […]

Changes in health care costs over time following the cessation of intimate partner violence

J Gen Intern Med 25:920-925. Group Health Research Institute, Seattle, WA, USA BACKGROUND: Research has documented greater health care costs attributable to intimate partner violence […]

Universal health insurance and equity in primary care and specialist office visits: a population-based study

Ann Fam Med 7:396-405. Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences, Toronto, ON, Canada PURPOSE: Universal coverage of physician services should serve to reduce socioeconomic disparities in […]

Geographic variation in primary care visits in Iowa.

Health Serv Res 30:657-671. Graduate Program in Hospital and Health Administration, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, USA. OBJECTIVE: This study investigates the determinants of […]

Coding algorithms for defining comorbidities in ICD-9-CM and ICD-10 administrative data

Med Care 43:1130-1139. Department of Community Health Sciences, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB, Canada OBJECTIVES: Implementation of the International Statistical Classification of Disease and Related […]

Epidemiology and impact of multimorbidity in primary care: a retrospective cohort study

Br J Gen Pract 61:e12-e21. Department of Community Medicine, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK BACKGROUND: In developed countries, primary health care increasingly involves the care […]

Predictive modeling in practice: improving the participant identification process for care management programs using condition-specific cut points

Popul Health Manag 14:205-210. Research and Development Unit, Johns Hopkins HealthCare LLC, Glen Burnie, MD, USA The objective of this study was to optimize predictive […]

Fracture risk from psychotropic medications: a population-based analysis

J Clin Psychopharmacol 28:384-391. Department of Psychiatry, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB, Canada BACKGROUND: Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), benzodiazepines, and antipsychotics have each been […]

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