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Racial, ethnic, and geographic disparities in rates of knee arthroplasty among Medicare patients.
BACKGROUND There are large variations in the use of knee arthroplasty among Medicare enrollees according to race or ethnic group and sex. Are racial and ethnic disparities more pronounced in someExpand
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Regional variations in diagnostic practices.
BACKGROUND Current methods of risk adjustment rely on diagnoses recorded in clinical and administrative records. Differences among providers in diagnostic practices could lead to bias. METHODS WeExpand
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Medicare upcoding and hospital ownership.
Many hospitals in the 1990s many hospitals were accused of "upcoding" patient diagnostic related groups (DRGs) to increase Medicare reimbursements. We find that between 1989 and 1996, the percentageExpand
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Comparison of the Efficacy and Safety of Live Attenuated Cold-Adapted Influenza Vaccine, Trivalent, With Trivalent Inactivated Influenza Virus Vaccine in Children and Adolescents With Asthma
Background: Despite their potential for increased morbidity, 75% to 90% of asthmatic children do not receive influenza vaccination. Live attenuated influenza vaccine (LAIV), a cold-adapted,Expand
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The Incidence of Medicare
The Medicare program transfers more than $200 billion annually from taxpayers to beneficiaries. This paper considers the incidence of such transfers. First, we examine the net tax payments andExpand
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THE SALSA CLASS: A COMPLEXITY OF GLOBALIZATION, COSMOPOLITANS AND EMOTIONS
This article is about the salsa dance: how it is taught; and how, why, and where it is learned. This modern social leisure pursuit has gained in popularity such that it can be found practicedExpand
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British Constructions with Constitutions: The Formal and Informal Nature of 'Island' Relations on Montserrat and Gibraltar
This article explores social, economic and political relations on two British Dependent Territories (BDTs) -- Montserrat and Gibraltar. This article notes that though BDTs are British colonialExpand
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Safety, Efficacy, and Effectiveness of Cold-Adapted Influenza Vaccine-Trivalent Against Community-Acquired, Culture-Confirmed Influenza in Young Children Attending Day Care
OBJECTIVE. The goal was to evaluate the safety, tolerability, and efficacy of an investigational, refrigerator-stable formulation of live attenuated influenza vaccine (cold-adapted influenzaExpand
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Clopidogrel Use and Early Outcomes Among Older Patients Receiving a Drug-Eluting Coronary Artery Stent
Background— Clopidogrel use after drug-eluting stent (DES) coronary artery implantation is essential for the prevention of early in-stent thrombosis, but clopidogrel use among older DES recipientsExpand
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Mandatory Medicare Bundled Payment Program for Lower Extremity Joint Replacement and Discharge to Institutional Postacute Care: Interim Analysis of the First Year of a 5-Year Randomized Trial
Importance Bundled payments are an increasingly common alternative payment model for Medicare, yet there is limited evidence regarding their effectiveness. Objective To report interim outcomes fromExpand
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