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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, […]

Chiropractic use by urban and rural residents with insurance coverage

J Rural Health 25:253-258. Department of Health Services, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA PURPOSE: To describe the use of chiropractic care by urban and […]

Case-mix and variation in specialist referrals in general practice

Br J Gen Pract 55:529-533. University College London Hospital NHS Trust, London, UK BACKGROUND: The potential of a comprehensive measure of patient morbidity to explain […]

US primary care delivery after the Health Center Growth Initiative: comparison of health centers, hospital outpatient departments, and physicians’ offices

J Ambul Care Manage 35:60-74. Department of Health Policy and Management, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD, USA We compared patient management […]

Depression and use of health care services in patients with advanced cancer

Can Fam Physician 59:e168-e174. University Health Network, Toronto, ON, Canada OBJECTIVE: To examine whether depression in patients with advanced cancer is associated with increased rates […]

Future complexity of care tier affected by depression outcomes

J Prim Care Community Health 5:30-35. Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA. BACKGROUND: The inclusion of mental health issues in the evaluation of multimorbidity generally has […]

Modelling the ability of risk adjusters to reduce adverse selection in managed care

Appl Health Econ Health Policy 3:107-114. Stanford Prevention Research Center, Stanford University Medical School, Stanford, CA, USA Population-based risk adjustment, as applied to reimbursement in […]

Antihypertensive adherence and drug class among Asian Pacific Americans

Ethn Health 12:265-281. Hawaii Medical Service Association, Honolulu, HI, USA OBJECTIVE: Research on adherence has emphasized the need to consider patient ethnicity when developing adherence […]

Use and costs of care in retail clinics versus traditional care sites

Health Aff 27:1283-1292. HealthPartners in Minneapolis, MN, USA Erratum in Health Aff (Millwood). 2008 Nov-Dec;27(6):1751. Retail clinics have generated much interest, promising convenient, lower-cost service […]

Individual and contextual determinants of regional variation in prescription drug use: an analysis of administrative data from British Columbia

PLoS One 5:e15883. Centre for Health Services and Policy Research, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada BACKGROUND: Increasing attention is being paid to variations […]

Comparative performance of community health centers and other usual sources of primary care

J Ambul Care Manage 34:380-390. Schneider Institutes for Health Policy, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA, USA OBJECTIVE: To determine how Community Health Centers (CHCs) perform relative […]

A population-based analysis of esophageal and gastric cardia adenocarcinomas in Ontario, Canada: incidence, risk factors, and regional variation

J Gastrointest Surg 15:782-790. Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, ON, Canada INTRODUCTION: In Western countries, the incidence of esophageal adenocarcinoma (EA) and gastric cardia adenocarcinoma […]

Use of complementary and alternative medicine providers by fibromyalgia patients under insurance coverage

Arthritis Rheum 57:71-76. University of Washington, Seattle, WA, and Boise State University, Boise, ID, USA OBJECTIVE: To quantify how visits and expenditures differ between insured […]

Two-year trends in cancer screening among low socioeconomic status women in an HMO-based high-deductible health plan

J Gen Intern Med 27:1112-9. Department of Population Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA BACKGROUND: Cancer screening is often fully covered under high-deductible health […]

Early cholecystectomy for acute cholecystitis: a population-based retrospective cohort study of variation in practice

CMAJO 1:E62-E67. University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada BACKGROUND:  Despite evidence in favour of early cholecystectomy for most patients with acute cholecystitis, variation in practice […]

The impact of high-deductible health plans on men and women: an analysis of emergency department care

Med Care 51:639-645. Division of Health Policy and Management, University of Minnesota School of Public Health, Minneapolis, MN, USA BACKGROUND: Prior studies show that men […]

Predictive risk modelling in the Spanish population: a cross-sectional study

BMC Health Serv Res 13:269. Osakidetza, Basque Health Service, Bilbao, Spain. BACKGROUND: An increase in chronic conditions is currently the greatest threat to human health […]

Low-socioeconomic-status enrollees in high-deductible plans reduced high-severity emergency care

Health Aff 32:1398-1406. Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute, Boston, MA, USA One-third of US workers now have high-deductible health plans, and […]

Undiagnosed hypertension among young adults with regular primary care use

J Hypertens 32:65-74. University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Madison, WI; Veterans Affairs Pittsburgh Healthcare System and School of Pharmacy, University of […]

Age and gender differences in the prevalence and patterns of multimorbidity in the older population

BMC Geriatr 14:75. Department of Health Wellbeing and Family, Government of Aragón, Zaragoza, Spain BACKGROUND: The coexistence of several chronic diseases in one same individual, […]

The impact of influenza vaccination on hospitalizations and mortality among frail older people

J Am Med Dir Assoc 15:256-260. National Yang-Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study was to evaluate the benefits of influenza vaccination […]

Family members of people with alcohol or drug dependence: health problems and medical cost compared to family members of people with diabetes and asthma

Addiction 104:203-214. Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente Northern California, Oakland, CA, USA AIMS: To compare the medical costs and prevalence of health conditions of family […]

Comparative analysis of outcome measures used in examining neurodevelopmental effects of early childhood anesthesia exposure

Anesthesiology 120:1319-1332. Columbia University, New York, NY, USA; University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia; Princess Margaret Hospital for Children, Perth, Australia; New York State Psychiatric […]

Inequities in ambulatory care and the relationship between socioeconomic status and respiratory hospitalizations: a population-based study of a Canadian city

Ann Fam Med 12:402-407. University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB, Canada PURPOSE: Individuals of lower socioeconomic status have higher rates of hospitalization due to ambulatory care-sensitive […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Comorbidity and the use of primary care and specialist care in the elderly

Ann Fam Med 3:215-222. Department of Health Policy and Management, Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD, USA PURPOSE: The impact of comorbidity on […]

All-cause mortality and serious cardiovascular events in people with hip and knee osteoarthritis: a population based cohort study

PLoS One 9:e91286. Women’s College Hospital, Toronto, ON, Canada; University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada; Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences, Toronto, ON, Canada BACKGROUND: Because […]

Development and application of a population-oriented measure of ambulatory care case-mix

Med Care 29:452-472. Department of Health Policy and Management, Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health, Baltimore, MD, USA This article describes a […]

Adjusted Clinical Groups (ACGs) explain the utilization of primary care in Spain based on information registered in the medical records: a cross-sectional study

Health Policy 76:38-48. Centro de Salud Astrabudua, Consulado Bilbao, Bizkaia, Spain BACKGROUND: Previous studies have shown the validity of Adjusted Clinical Groups (ACGs) in the […]

Diabetes quality of care and outpatient utilization associated with electronic patient-provider messaging: a cross-sectional analysis

Diabetes Care 32:1182-1187. Department of Health Services, University of Washington School of Public Health and Community Medicine, Seattle, WA, USA OBJECTIVE: To test the hypothesis […]

Imputation of 10-year osteoporotic fracture rates from hip fractures: a clinical validation study.

J Bone Miner Res 25:388-392. Faculty of Medicine, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB, Canada The World Health Organization (WHO) fracture risk assessment system (FRAX) allows […]

Differences in referral rates to specialised health care from four primary health care models in Klaipeda, Lithuania

BMC Fam Pract 9:63. Lund University, Department of Clinical Sciences in Malmö, General Practice/Family Medicine, Malmö, Sweden BACKGROUND: Lithuanian primary health care (PHC) is undergoing […]

Managing the gap: evaluating the impact of Medicaid managed care on preventive care receipt by child and adolescent minority populations

J Health Care Poor Underserved 21:92-111. St. Mary’s College of Maryland, St. Mary’s City, MD, USA The increased use of managed care in Medicaid warrants […]

Patient web services integrated with a shared medical record: patient use and satisfaction

J Am Med Inform Assoc 14:798-806. Center for Health Studies, Group Health Cooperative, Seattle, WA, USA OBJECTIVES: This study sought to describe the evolution, use, […]

Using the Johns Hopkins’ Aggregated Diagnosis Groups (ADGs) to predict 1-year mortality in population-based cohorts of patients with diabetes in Ontario, Canada

Diabet Med 29:1134-1141. Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences, University of Toronto, ON, Canada AIMS: There are limited validated methods to ascertain comorbidities for risk adjustment […]

Quantifying morbidity burdens and medical utilization of children with intellectual disabilities in Taiwan: A nationwide study using the ACG case-mix adjustment system

Res Dev Disabil 33:1270-1278. Department of Medical Affairs and Planning, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei City, Taiwan, ROC The purpose of this study was to […]

Is it necessary that some patients come to see us so often? Factors associated with primary care use in pediatrics

Gac Sanit 14:195-202. Published in Spanish. Centro de Salud de Astrabudúa (Bizkaia), Osakidetza-Servicio Vasco de Salud, Bilbao, Spain OBJECTIVES: To analyze the relationship between pediatric […]

Development of a claims-based risk score to identify obese individuals

Popul Health Manag 13:201-207. Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA Obesity is underdiagnosed, hampering system-based health promotion […]

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