Randall S. Brown

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  • Ted Sommer, Bill Harrell, +4 authors Larry Schemel
  • 2001
The adverse environmental effects of conventional flood control techniques such as levee and dam construction, river channelization, and rip-rapping are well-documented (Bayley 1991; Toth et al. 1993; Galat et al. 1998). Additional criticisms have come from geologists, who note that dams face long-term limitations from sedimentation and levees are(More)
Previous work has found that white individuals who harbor negative racial attitudes toward blacks are particularly likely to be depleted of executive attentional resources after interracial contact. The present study investigated whether engaging in interracial interactions also depletes the executive resources of black individuals as a function of their(More)
Since 1985, the Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA) has encouraged health maintenance organizations (HMOs) to provide Medicare coverage to enrolled beneficiaries for fixed prepaid premiums. Our evaluation shows that the risk program achieves some of its goals while not fulfilling others. We find that HMOs provide care of comparable quality to that(More)
Notes Numbers in the exhibits and text of this document may not add up to totals because of rounding. Unless otherwise indicated, the years referred to in this document are calendar years. In this document, " elderly " people are those 65 and above. Definitions of the terms used in this report are provided in a glossary. The source for many of those(More)
We estimated the effects of three Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA)-funded case management demonstrations for high-cost Medicare beneficiaries in the fee-for-service (FFS) sector. Participating beneficiaries were randomly assigned to receive case management plus regular Medicare benefits or regular benefits only. None of the demonstrations(More)
Medicare beneficiaries in fee-for-service (FFS) who had chronic illnesses and volunteered to participate in 15 care coordination programs were randomized to treatment or control status. Nurses provided patient education (mostly by telephone) to improve adherence and ability to communicate with physicians. Patients were contacted an average of two times per(More)
Well-documented racial disparities in use of medical services raise concerns about such disparities in other aspects of health care. We compare the difference in Medicaid pharmacy use between black and white dually eligible Medicare beneficiaries. Controlling for the presence of chronic illnesses, we find that black beneficiaries have significantly fewer(More)
Only 17 of the 38 health maintenance organizations (HMOs) that have Medicare risk contracts and offer coverage to commercial clients in rural counties include the rural counties in their Medicare plan service areas. Rural counties in which HMOs offer Medicare coverage have higher average adjusted average per capita costs (AAPCCs), larger populations, and(More)
PURPOSE We assess the effect of consumer-directed care on the emotional, physical, and financial well-being of the primary informal caregivers of the Medicaid beneficiaries who voluntarily joined Arkansas's Cash and Counseling demonstration. DESIGN AND METHODS The demonstration randomly assigned beneficiaries to a program in which they could direct their(More)