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Access to Medical Care for Low-Income Persons: How do Communities Make a Difference?
This paper considers the impact of community-level variables over and above the effects of individual characteristics on healthcare acess for low-income children and adults residing in largeExpand
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Pay for Performance in the Hospital Setting: What Is the State of the Evidence?
More than 40 private sector hospital pay-for-performance (P4P) programs now exist, and Congress is considering initiating a Medicare hospital P4P program. Given the growing interest in hospital P4P,Expand
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Are electronic health records ready for genomic medicine?
Purpose: The goal of this project was to assess genetic/genomic content in electronic health records.Methods: Semistructured interviews were conducted with key informants. Questions addressedExpand
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Direct-to-Consumer Advertising of COX-2 Inhibitors: Effect on Appropriateness of Prescribing
Spending on direct-to-consumer advertising (DTCA) of prescription drugs has increased dramatically in the past several years. An unresolved question is whether such advertising leads to inappropriateExpand
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Assessment of Pay-for-Performance Options for Medicare Physician Services
This product is part of the RAND Health working paper series. RAND working papers are intended to share researchers' latest findings and to solicit additional peer review. This paper has been peerExpand
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Using Pooled Kappa to Summarize Interrater Agreement across Many Items
We propose the pooled estimator of kappa, an efficient estimator when summarizing the interrater agreement for qualitative data with many items but few subjects. We evaluate this estimator through aExpand
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Selecting Performance Indicators for Prison Health Care
Improving prison health care requires a robust measurement dashboard that addresses multiple domains of care. We sought to identify tested indicators of clinical quality and access that prison healthExpand
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Assessing Patient Safety Practices and Outcomes in the U.S. Health Care System
this work. This electronic representation of RAND intellectual property is provided for non-commercial use only. Unauthorized posting of RAND PDFs to a non-RAND Web site is prohibited. RAND PDFs areExpand
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A Review of Quality Measures Used by State and Federal Prisons
In response to deficiencies in the delivery of health care in prisons, a number of state correctional systems and the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) have established quality of care monitoringExpand
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A Field Experiment on the Impact of Physician-level Performance Data on Consumers’ Choice of Physician
Background:In 2008, HealthPlus of Michigan introduced an online primary care provider (PCP) report that displays clinical quality data and patients’ ratings of their experiences with PCPs on a publicExpand
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