Kate Goodrich

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OBJECTIVE To categorize national medical expenditures into patient-centered categories. DATA SOURCES The 2007 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS), a nationally representative annual survey of the civilian noninstitutionalized population. STUDY DESIGN Descriptive statistics categorizing expenditures into seven patient-centered care categories:(More)
Quality measurement efforts have not historically focused on patients with multiple chronic conditions (MCCs), despite them comprising one quarter of the population and two thirds of health care spending. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) creates several mechanisms for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to transform(More)
patients with social risk factors may cost more and make it harder to achieve high performance on quality metrics, there is long-standing concern about how these patients might fare under such systems and how the systems might affect providers who disproportionately provide care to socially at-risk populations. In October 2014, Congress passed the Improving(More)
BACKGROUND The increase in hospitalist-provided inpatient care may be accompanied by an expectation of improvement on patient outcomes. To date, the association between utilization of hospitalists and the publicly reported patient outcomes is unknown. OBJECTIVE Assess the relationship between hospitalist utilization and performance on 6 publicly reported(More)