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Learning on the Job: Evidence from Physicians in Training

March 2018

Abstract: Learning on the job creates a tradeoff in team decisions: Workers with less knowledge have less to contribute to team decisions, but experiential learning may require that trainees also...

Industry Input in Policymaking: Evidence from Medicare

February 2018

Abstract: In setting prices for physician services, Medicare solicits input from a committee that evaluates proposals from industry.

Avoidable Hospital Admissions From Diabetes Complications In Japan, Singapore, Hong Kong, And Communities Outside Beijing

January 2018

Improving the quality of primary care may reduce avoidable hospital admissions.

Mortality In Rural China Declined As Health Insurance Coverage Increased, But No Evidence The Two Are Linked

September 2017

Health insurance holds the promise of improving population health and survival and protecting people from catastrophic health spending.

The Evolving Story of Overlapping Surgery

June 2017

In December 2015, a Boston Globe investigation of Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) sparked investigations into concurrent and overlapping surgery.

Health Insurance and Chronic Disease Control: Quasi-experimental Evidence from Hypertension in Rural China

February 2017

"Health Insurance and Chronic Disease Control: Quasi-experimental Evidence from Hypertension in Rural China" is a chapter within the volume China's Healthcare System and Reform.

Inequities in the Allocation of Medical Resources in China's Township Health Centers

August 2016

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to produce a high-quality measure of the nature of healthcare resources available in China’s Township Health Centers (THCs), paying particular attention to...

Disparities in health and health care in Myanmar

December 2015

Myanmar (Burma) is undergoing a complex political and economic transformation, from a long civil war and military regime to a peace process and democratisation.

The innovations in China’s primary health care reform: Development and characteristics of the community health services in Hangzhou

October 2015

Objective: This study focuses on Hangzhou, a Chinese city with a population of nine million urban and rural residents, to examine the successful development and innovation experience of its primary...

Non-use of health care service among empty-nest elderly in Shandong, China: a cross-sectional study

July 2015

Background: Empty-nest elderly refers to those elderly with no children or whose children have already left home.

Relationship between patient safety and hospital surgical volume

December 2012

Objective To examine the relationship between hospital volume and in-hospital adverse events.

Determinants of Adverse Events in Vascular Surgery

December 2012

AbstractBACKGROUND:Patient safety is a national priority. Patient Safety Indicators (PSIs) monitor potential adverse events during hospital stays.

Risk Factors for Unplanned Transfer to Intensive Care Within 24 Hours of Admission From the Emergency Department in an Integrated Healthcare System

August 2012

BACKGROUND: Emergency department (ED) ward admissions subsequently transferred to the intensive care unit (ICU) within 24 hours have higher mortality than direct ICU admissions.

Characteristics of U.S. Emergency Departments That Offer Routine Human Immunodeficiency Virus Screening.

July 2012

BioWatch and Public Health Surveillance: Evaluating Systems for the Early Detection of Biological Threats: Abbreviated Version

December 2011

Author information: IOM (Institute of Medicine) and NRC (National Research Council).

Soft Budget Constraints and Ownership: Empirical Evidence from U.S. Hospitals

December 2011

Consistent with the property rights theory of ownership incorporating soft budget constraints (SBCs), we find that controlling for SBCs, for-profit hospitals drop safety-net services more often and...

Effect of Treatment Interruption and Intensification of Antiretroviral Therapy on Health-related Quality of Life in Patients with Advanced HIV

March 2011

Background. The effect of antiretroviral therapy (ART) interruption or intensification on health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in advanced HIV patients is unknown. Objective.

Health Expenditures in Pakistan: Cross-Checking Household Expenditure Data on Health for NHA and Adjustment with National Accounts

December 2010

According to hitherto available data, health expenditures in Pakistan are relatively low in international comparison.

The Imbalance between Patient Needs and the Limited Competence of Top-Level Health Providers in Urban China: An Empirical Study

November 2010

Objective: To show the pattern of patient satisfaction with top-level delivery organizations (Level 2 and Level 3 hospitals), and using neo-institutionalism approach to explain the relatively low...

Perverse Incentives in the Chinese Health System and Assessment of the April 2009 Reform

October 2010

Since 1978, China has been primarily market-focused in its provision of health care and social services.

A comparison of rural and urban healthcare consumption and health insurance

July 2010

Purpose: Since 1999, China has undergone reform of its healthcare system.

Good and Bad News From China's New Cooperative Medical Scheme

July 2010

*/ Abstract: The overall goal of this article is to understand the progress in implementing the New Cooperative Medical Scheme, while seeking to assess the strengths and weaknesses of the programme...

Comparing Public and Private Hospitals in China: Evidence from Guangdong

March 2010

Background: The literature comparing private not-for-profit, for-profit, and government providers mostly relies on empirical evidence from high-income and established market economies.

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Oddvar Kaarboe Adjunct Affiliate, CHP/PCOR