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The Contribution of Health Plans and Provider Organizations to Variations in Measured Plan Quality

March 2010

OBJECTIVE: Some argue that health plans have minimal impacts on quality of care and that quality data collection should focus only on physician organizations.

Characteristics of Pediatric Trauma Transfers to a Level I Trauma Center: Implications for Developing a Regionalized Pediatric Trauma System in California

January 2010

Background: Since California lacks a statewide trauma system, there are no uniform interfacility pediatric trauma transfer guidelines across local emergency medical services (EMS) agencies in...

Patient safety climate in 92 us hospitals differences by work area and discipline

December 2009

Abstract BACKGROUND: Concern about patient safety has promoted efforts to improve safety climate.

Relationship of safety climate and safety performance in hospitals

December 2009

Abstract OBJECTIVE: To examine the relationship between measures of hospital safety climate and hospital performance on selected Patient Safety Indicators (PSIs).

Factors Influencing the Enrollment of Eligible Extremely-Low-Birth-Weight Children in the Part C Early Intervention Programyourmom87!

December 2009

Objective To determine whether eligible extremely-low-birth-weight children (<1000g) were enrolled in the federally enacted, state-coordinated Early Intervention (EI) program intended to help...

The Effect of Soft Budget Constraints on Access and Quality in US Hospital Care

December 2009

Given an increasingly complex web of financial pressures on providers, studies have examined how hospitals’ overall financial health affects different aspects of hospital operations.

Soft Budget Constraints in China: Evidence from the Guangdong Hospital Industry

December 2009

Using data from 276 general acute hospitals in the Pearl River Delta region of Guangdong Province from 2002 and 2004, we construct a preliminary metric of budget constraint softness.

Is There Monopsony in the Labor Market? Evidence From a Natural Experiment.

December 2009

A variety of recent theoretical and empirical advances have renewed interest in monopsonistic models of the labor market.

The Emerging Role of Private Health Care Provision in China

December 2009

China continues to face great challenges in meeting the health needs of its large population.

Soft Budget Constraints in China: Evidence from the Guangdong Hospital Industry

December 2009

Using data from 276 general acute hospitals in the Pearl River Delta region of Guangdong Province from 2002 and 2004, we construct a preliminary metric of budget constraint softness.

Comparing Public and Private Hospitals in China: Evidence from Guangdong

December 2009

Government and private roles in health service delivery remain controversial in China, as in many countries.

Inpatient treatment of diabetic patients in Asia: evidence from India, China, Thailand and Malaysia

October 2009

Aims The prevalence of Type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM) has grown rapidly, but little is known about the drivers of inpatient spending in low- and middle-income countries.

Identifying Organizational Cultures that Promote Patient Safety

October 2009

BACKGROUND: Safety climate refers to shared perceptions of what an organization is like with regard to safety, whereas safety culture refers to employees' fundamental ideology and orientation and...

Economic Incentives to Promote Innovation in Healthcare Delivery

October 2009

Economics influences how medical care is delivered, organized, and progresses. Fee-for-service payment encourages delivery of services.

Hospital Performance Recognition with the Get With The Guidelines Program and Mortality for Acute Myocardial Infarction and Heart Failure.

October 2009

BACKGROUND: Many hospitals enrolled in the American Heart Association's Get With The Guidelines (GWTG) Program achieve high levels of recommended care for heart failure, acute myocardial infarction...

Medicare’s Policy Not To Pay For Treating Hospital-Acquired Conditions: The Impact

September 2009

In 2008 Medicare stopped reimbursing hospitals for treating eight avoidable hospital-acquired conditions.

Inequality in Treatment Use Among Elderly Patients with Acute Myocardial Infarction: USA, Belgium and Quebec

July 2009

BACKGROUND: Previous research has provided evidence that socioeconomic status has an impact on invasive treatments use after acute myocardial infarction.

Comparing Safety Climate Between Two Populations of Hospitals in the United States

July 2009

Objective. To compare safety climate between diverse U.S. hospitals and Veterans Health Administration (VA) hospitals, and to explore the factors influencing climate in each setting.

Factors Influencing the Enrollment of Eligible Extremely-Low-Birth-Weight Children in the Part C Early Intervention Program

July 2009

Objective To determine whether eligible extremely-low-birth-weight children (<1000g) were enrolled in the federally enacted, state-coordinated Early Intervention (EI) program intended to help...

The Proposed Government Health Insurance Company -- No Substitute for Real Reform

May 2009

As pressure builds on the White House and Congress to deliver on their promise of health care reform, the idea of a government health insurance company to compete with for-profit and not-for-profit...

Cost Implications of Reduced Work Hours and Workloads for Resident Physicians

May 2009

Background Although the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) limits the work hours of residents, concerns about fatigue persist.

Hospital Characteristics Associated with Timeliness of Care in Veterans with Lung Cancer

April 2009

Rationale: Timeliness is one of six important dimensions of health care quality recognized by the Institute of Medicine.

Are American Physicians more Satisfied? - Results from an International Study of Physicians in University Hospitals.

March 2009

Understanding the factors that affect physicians' job satisfaction is important not only to physicians themselves, but also to patients, health system managers, and policy makers.

Does Your Health Care Depend on How Your Insurer Pays Providers? Variation in Utilization and Outcomes in Thailand

March 2009

Hospitals in Thailand operate in a multiple insurance payment environment.