Bridget Simone

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We conducted a study to review the organization of medical care for the 1984 Los Angeles Summer Olympics, to review the spectrum of illnesses encountered by health care providers, to determine the usage patterns of available services, and to assess the role that physicians and other providers play in special event mass medical care. Recorded medical care(More)
PURPOSE New York City's Medicaid Home Care Services Program provides an integrated program of housekeeping and personal assistance care along with regular nursing assessments. We sought to determine if this program of supportive care offers a survival benefit to older adults. DESIGN AND METHODS Administrative data from New York City's Medicaid Home Care(More)
The issue of selection bias was investigated using data from 22 HMOs who are enrolling Medicare beneficiaries under Tax Equity and Fiscal Responsibility Act of 1982 (TEFRA) at-risk contracts. The study differs from previously published analyses of this issue in that it deals with the current Medicare risk program (TEFRA) rather than with earlier(More)
The research evidence indicates that health maintenance organizations (HMOs) participating in the Tax Equity and Fiscal Responsibility Act of 1982 (TEFRA) At-Risk Program tend to experience favorable selection. Although favorable selection might result from patient decisions, a common conjecture is that it can be induced by HMOs through their marketing(More)
PURPOSE Personal assistance care is a Medicaid benefit in New York, but few data are available on its prevalence and contribution to home care. We examined these issues in a New York City sample by assessing older adults' reports of weekly home care hours and Medicaid billing records. DESIGN AND METHODS With help from New York City's Human Resources(More)
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