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The authors studied 186,766 Medicare discharges to the community in 1999 from 694 inpatient rehabilitation facilities (IRF).
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The R 2 for the CD-RISC model is 11 percent.
This paper examines recent trends in benefits and premiums for individual health insurance products purchased by Californians.
Denials were particularly common for emergency care and durable medical equipment.
Implementing a correction for misreporting makes Medicare data useful for all ethnic groups.
Describe patterns of care for POAG and assess conformance with the American Academy of Ophthalmology's Preferred Practice Pattern (PPP).
It is useful to ask whether insurance has any effect on health outcomes and whether public insurance is efficacious in preventing premature death.
The authors use data from the Health and Retirement Study to examine the elderly's out-of-pocket health care spending.
Clinicians may fail to recommend continuation and maintenance treatment consistent with best practice guidelines.
A majority of preservice appeals disputed choice of provider or contractual coverage issues, rather than medical necessity.
Evaluates the applicability of process-of-care quality indicators to vulnerable elders in two senior managed care plans.
Examines the effects of various kinds of private insurance for substance abuse.
Consumers, purchasers, and regulators are seeking information on quality for a variety of purposes.
The share of bonus payments to primary care physicians declined throughout the decade, but the share for primary care services increased.
In the selective contracting era, consumer choice has generally been absent in most state Medicaid programs, including California's (called Medi-Cal)
Whether income influences evidence-based medication use by older persons with diabetes mellitus in managed care with same prescription drug benefit.
Many deaths occur among persons without insurance coverage for hospice care.
At lower caps, a substantial proportion of Medicare patients exceeded their annual drug benefit.
To estimate the reliability and validity of survey measures used to evaluate health plans and providers from the consumer's perspective.
This increase in SSRI use after the formulary expansion cannot be fully attributed to desired substitution effects.