Costs and Effects of Participation in Collaboratives to Improve Chronic Illness Care

Technical Appendix

by Emmett B. Keeler, Geoffrey F. Joyce

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This working paper contains technical material supporting a forthcoming Health Affairs article, “Costs and Effects of Participation in Collaboratives to Improve Chronic Illness Care” by Emmett Keeler and Geoffrey Joyce. It includes material that underlies the results in the article and was part of the journal submission. The technical material here was reviewed by the journal, but not by the formal technical review process at the RAND Corporation. It includes brief summaries of design decisions discussed at length in Cretin et al., 2004 and data on participation and on item scaling from various disease results papers. This working paper is intended to be read in conjunction with the article.

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