Ann M. Hendricks

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OBJECTIVES We examined agreement of administrative data with self-reported race/ethnicity and identified correlates of agreement. METHODS We used Veterans Affairs administrative data and VA 1999 Large Health survey race/ethnicity data. RESULTS Relatively low rates of agreement (approximately 60%) between data sources were largely the result of(More)
The current investigation identified the gender-specific prevalence of sexual harassment and assault experienced during U.S. military service and the negative mental and physical health correlates of these experiences in a sample of former reservists. We surveyed a stratified random sample of 3,946 former reservists about their experiences during military(More)
The costs of treating Parkinson's disease (PD) are significant. Medication reductions usually occur following deep brain stimulation (DBS), but less is known about the relative costs of DBS targets, the globus pallidum (GPi) or the subthalamic nucleus (STN). This article reports medication costs between best medical therapy (BMT) and DBS over 6 months(More)
This article describes a study in which the administration of two health surveys, the Veterans SF-36 and SF-12, by telephone and mail-out was used to assess the differences in the health surveys' costs and scores by mode of administration and determine which mode was cost-efficient. The study employed a crossover design: after 12 unsuccessful attempts to(More)
OBJECTIVES To use databases of the US Veterans Health Administration (VHA) to describe the impact of Parkinson's disease on health related quality of life (HRQoL) of veterans; to compare the HRQoL of veterans with Parkinson's disease with that of veterans reporting eight other neurological or chronic conditions; and to estimate the unique effect of(More)
PURPOSE For patients with cancer who have febrile neutropenia, relative costs of home versus hospital treatment, including unreimbursed costs borne by patients and families, are poorly characterized. We estimated costs from a randomized trial of patients with low-risk febrile neutropenia for whom outpatient care was feasible, comparing inpatient treatment(More)
With the use of Veterans Health Administration and Department of Defense databases of veterans who completed a Department of Veterans Affairs comprehensive traumatic brain injury (TBI) evaluation, the objectives of this study were to (1) identify the co-occurrence of self-reported auditory, visual, and vestibular impairment, referred to as multisensory(More)
OBJECTIVES In 1997, the Management Decision and Research Center of the Department of Veterans Affairs convened cost experts and health economists in a working meeting. Its goal was to provide consensus guidelines for conducting cost analyses in managed care systems, such as VA, that do not have encounter-level cost data or that do not prepare itemized(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe the prevalence of self-reported rates of auditory, visual, and dual sensory impairment (DSI) in Afghanistan and Iraq war Veterans receiving traumatic brain injury (TBI) evaluations. DESIGN Retrospective medical chart review. PARTICIPANTS Thirty-six thousand nine hundred nineteen Veterans who received a TBI evaluation between(More)
The authors examined health care coverage for Veterans' Health Administration (VHA) enrollees and how their reliance on VHA care varies by coverage, using the largest and most detailed survey of veterans using VHA services ever conducted. The results showed that a majority of veterans who use VHA services have alternative health care coverage and that most(More)