Donald Robert Haley

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To better understand the relationship between a hospital's Total Performance Score (TPS) and unplanned readmissions, a multivariate linear regression analysis was used to examine the relationship between hospital TPS and readmission rates for acute myocardial infarction (AMI), heart failure (HF), and pneumonia (PN). Hospital TPS was significantly and(More)
OBJECTIVES China's transformation into a market-based and global economy has had dramatic health policy implications on a system that serves roughly 1.3 billion people. This global perspective is resulting in the integration of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and western medicine for the treatment of an increasing number of morbidities. However, little(More)
As China continues its moves from a socialist ideology to a market economy, the impact of its presence is being felt globally. This is especially true with China's health care system and the challenges that it is experiencing with its 1.3 billion population. The erosion of China's socialist ideology was accompanied by an erosion of the government's subsidy(More)
BACKGROUND Despite high immunization rates, hundreds of thousands of poor and underserved children continue to lack their necessary immunizations and are at risk of acquiring a vaccine-preventable disease. Local Health Departments (LHDs) and public health clinicians figure prominently in efforts to address this problem. METHODS This exploratory research(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine if the Value-Based Purchasing Performance Scoring system correlates with hospital acquired condition quality indicators. DATA SOURCES/STUDY SETTING This study utilizes the following secondary data sources: the American Hospital Association (AHA) annual survey and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) Value-Based Purchasing and(More)
Globalization is creating an extraordinary transformation to the delivery, financing and access of healthcare throughout the world. Improving standards of treatment, based on higher international standards of care and the offering of far more affordable services, is positioning third-world countries as viable participants in a more global healthcare system.(More)
BACKGROUND Florida's nursing home industry has experienced significant financial pressure over the past decade. One of the primary reasons is the dramatic increase in litigation activity for nursing home providers claiming negligent care and abuse. Although anecdotal reports indicate a higher cost because of malpractice in nursing facilities, few studies(More)
In this study, the operational and financial differences of hospitals were assessed by geographical area and by various levels of government ownership. Hospital geographic location (east, middle, and west) had a significant impact on hospital financial performance, but no significant influence on operational performance. Hospital government ownership level(More)
Litigation activity against Florida's nursing home providers increased dramatically over the past two decades. This has been a significant concern for policy makers and nursing home administrators as they attempt to balance the realities of negligent behavior with its impact on the overall cost and quality of long-term care. This study uses Medicare Cost(More)
China has the world's largest number of disabled people, and this number is projected to grow. Although there is ample literature on the utilization and efficacy of Western medicine as it pertains to rehabilitation services, there is far less research on the perceived efficacy of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). A structured questionnaire was designed(More)