Linda G. Greenberg

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Over the past three decades health spending and hospital use increased more for the elderly than for persons under age sixty-five. Medicare spending for the oldest old (age eighty-five and older) increased faster than for persons ages sixty-five to seventy-four, but that increase was due entirely to greater postacute care use. Health care trends are(More)
Efforts to study racial variations in access to health care for minorities other than black persons have been hampered by a paucity of data. The Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA) has made efforts in the past few years to enhance the racial codes on the Medicare enrollment files to include Hispanic, Asian American, and Native American designations.(More)
UNLABELLED BACKGGROUND: everyone has a personal story of an incident in which the healthcare system has caused harm to a family member, friend, or work colleague. In 2004, one in three Americans (34%) said that they or a family member had experienced a preventable medical error; among them, 21% said the error caused "serious health consequences" such as(More)
BACKGROUND Controlling costs while maintaining quality is a crucial element of national health care reform. Prompted generally by concerns of local businesses, states and regions around the country have already initiated such dual efforts. The central component of these activities is the examination of risk-adjusted outcomes. ISSUES Publicizing(More)
Few studies have focused on Asian-white disparities. This study examines the use of selected cancer screening and diabetes services under the traditional Medicare program of whites and Asians by socioeconomic status and among U.S. metropolitan statistical areas in which elderly Asians reside. It demonstrates that existing data, with enrichment, can be used(More)
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