Bridget C. Booske

Patrick L. Remington3
David A. Kindig3
Patrick L Remington3
Paul E Peppard2
3Patrick L. Remington
3David A. Kindig
3Patrick L Remington
2Paul E Peppard
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Considerable efforts are underway in the public and private sectors to increase the amount of information available to consumers when making health plan choices. The objective of this study was to examine the role of information in consumer health plan decisionmaking. A computer system was developed which provides different plan descriptions with the option(More)
How are we doing — and how can we do better? These are perhaps the most basic questions a community can ask regarding the health of its residents. Yet communities have not been given the necessary tools to answer these questions with validated, consistent measures, evidence-based policies and practices, and incentives for improvement. In response to this(More)
Report cards are widely used in health for drawing attention to performance indicators. We developed a state health report card with separate grades for health and health disparities to generate interest in and awareness of differences in health across different population subgroups and to identify opportunities to improve health. We established grading(More)
Introduction: In an effort to improve the Wisconsin County Health Rankings, various mortality measures are discussed, and an argument is provided for the use of years of potential life lost before 75 years (YPLL75) in the Rankings. Methods: The methods used to measure and report mortality differ in their strengths and limitations. The effect of using(More)
  • Bridget C Booske, David A Kindig, Patrick L Remington, Angela M Kempf, Paul E Peppard, Vol +1 other
  • 2006
As we monitor progress toward improving health, we need to measure health-related quality of life as well as count the number of lives saved or deaths avoided. We have chosen the measure of "unhealthy days" as our primary measure of health-related quality of life. This is the first of a new series of brief reports that the UW Population Health Institute(More)
  • Angela M Kempf, Patrick L Remington, Bridget C Booske, David A Kindig, Paul E Peppard, Vol +1 other
  • 2006
If people died at the same rate in every Wisconsin county as they do in the county with the lowest death rate, then close to 5000 deaths could be avoided each year. Death rates across different groups are often compared, but measures which incorporate both risk and population size are seldom examined. Using such a measure indicates that almost 5000 deaths(More)
The 2001 Survey of Involuntary Disenrollees was conducted to investigate the impact of Medicare+Choice (M+C) plan withdrawals on Medicare beneficiaries. Eighty-four percent of a total of 4,732 beneficiaries whose Medicare managed care (MMC) plan stopped serving them at the end of 2000 responded to the survey. Their responses indicated that the withdrawal of(More)
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