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Comprehensive discharge planning and home follow-up of hospitalized elders: a randomized clinical trial.
An advanced practice nurse-centered discharge planning and home care intervention for at-risk hospitalized elders reduced readmissions, lengthened the time between discharge and readmission, and decreased the costs of providing health care.
Readings in the economics of contract law: The economics of moral hazard: comment
… The individual who has insurance which covers all costs demands medical care as though it had a zero price, but when he purchases insurance, he must take account of the positive cost of that care,
Comprehensive discharge planning for the hospitalized elderly. A randomized clinical trial.
Study findings support the need for comprehensive discharge planning designed for the elderly and implemented by nurse specialists to improve their outcomes after hospital discharge and to achieve cost savings.
The Rational Nonpurchase of Long-Term-Care Insurance
  • M. Pauly
  • Medicine, Political Science
    Journal of Political Economy
  • 1 February 1990
This work explores alternative reasons for failure to purchase coverage by well-informed, expected utility-maximizing risk-averse individuals for whom LTC is associated with a large increase in mortality and for whom family members represent an alternative source of care.
A randomized, controlled trial of financial incentives for smoking cessation.
In this study of employees of one large company, financial incentives for smoking cessation significantly increased the rates of smoking cessation.
Overinsurance and Public Provision of Insurance: The Roles of Moral Hazard and Adverse Selection
I. The competitive allocation of insurance under moral hazard, 45. — II. "Competitive" equilibrium, 50. — III. Moral hazard and public provision, 52. — IV. Adverse selection and the competitive
Estimating hospital costs. A multiple-output analysis.
Valuing reductions in on-the-job illness: 'presenteeism' from managerial and economic perspectives.
A study of manager perceptions of the cost to employers of on-the-job employee illness, sometimes termed 'presenteeism,' for various types of jobs found Jobs with high values of team production, high requirements for timely output, and high difficulties of substitution for absent or impaired workers had significantly higher indicators of cost.
Integrated delivery networks: a detour on the road to integrated health care?
This paper reviews the rationales and evidence for horizontal and vertical integration involving hospitals. We find a disjunction between the integration rationales espoused by providers and those