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BACKGROUND Emergency department (ED) visits are rarely used as an outcome of prior hospitalization, but could be an indicator of poor inpatient care or follow-up planning. STUDY OBJECTIVE To examine the rate and characteristics of ED visits of patients recently discharged from any hospital. METHODS Data from the 2005 and 2006 National Hospital(More)
OBJECTIVE Given widespread interventions to reduce environmental tobacco smoke (ETS) exposure and improve asthma control, we sought to assess the current impact of ETS exposure on children with asthma. METHODS We analyzed 2003-2010 data for nonsmoking children aged 6 to 19 years with asthma from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey.(More)
The National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) and the National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) are population-based surveys that have each been linked to administrative data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS): the Medicaid Analytic eXtract (MAX) files. These linked data were used to examine, among children under age 18(More)
BACKGROUND Although national cross-sectional estimates of the percentage of children enrolled in Medicaid are available, the percentage of children enrolled in Medicaid over longer periods of time is unknown. Also, the percentage and characteristics of children who rely on Medicaid throughout childhood, rather than transiently, are unknown. METHODS We(More)
Resources and capabilities that align with the demands of the environment in which an organization operates conduce to successful performance. Physical, human, and organizational capital resources that are valuable, rare, inimitable, and organizable can provide the firm with unique capabilities that lead to competitive advantage and value creation. Seven(More)
OBJECTIVE The authors reported use of mental health services among children in the United States between ages six and 11 who were described by their parents as having emotional or behavioral difficulties (EBDs). METHODS Using data from the 2010-2012 National Health Interview Survey, the authors estimated the national percentage of children ages six to 11(More)
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