Jeffrey Harman

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OBJECTIVE This study analyzed the impact of length of stay for inpatient treatment of psychiatric disorders on readmission rates. METHODS Hospitalization data were obtained from the MarketScan data set collected by Medstat. The instrumental variable method, an econometric technique, was used to estimate the impact of length of stay on the rate of(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of nominal incentive payments on attendance at therapy appointments among 50 low-income African Americans with depression. METHODS Attendance at therapy appointments for depression without incentive was tracked for 12 weeks, followed by tracking of 12 weeks during which $10 payments were given(More)
Course Overview This course is intended to give you an understanding of and appreciation for the traditional issues in health economics. The topics to be covered are: the role of prices, the production of health, the demand for health care, health insurance theory, the demand for health insurance, the health insurance market and managed care, the market for(More)
The authors investigated the sociodemographic differences in receiving a headache diagnosis for pediatric health care visits using 2 nationally representative databases--the National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey and the National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey. For those visits involving a headache diagnosis, the authors explored 2 possible(More)
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