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Smoking and mental illness: A population-based prevalence study.
CONTEXT Studies of selected groups of persons with mental illness, such as those who are institutionalized or seen in mental health clinics, have reported rates of smoking to be higher than inExpand
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The health and health care of US prisoners: results of a nationwide survey.
OBJECTIVES We analyzed the prevalence of chronic illnesses, including mental illness, and access to health care among US inmates. METHODS We used the 2002 Survey of Inmates in Local Jails and theExpand
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Costs of health care administration in the United States and Canada.
BACKGROUND A decade ago, the administrative costs of health care in the United States greatly exceeded those in Canada. We investigated whether the ascendancy of computerization, managed care, andExpand
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Medical bankruptcy in the United States, 2007: results of a national study.
BACKGROUND Our 2001 study in 5 states found that medical problems contributed to at least 46.2% of all bankruptcies. Since then, health costs and the numbers of un- and underinsured have increased,Expand
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Access to care, health status, and health disparities in the United States and Canada: results of a cross-national population-based survey.
OBJECTIVES We compared health status, access to care, and utilization of medical services in the United States and Canada and compared disparities according to race, income, and immigrant status. Expand
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Does investor ownership of nursing homes compromise the quality of care?
OBJECTIVES Two thirds of nursing homes are investor owned. This study examined whether investor ownership affects quality. METHODS We analyzed 1998 data from state inspections of 13,693 nursingExpand
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Timing of new black box warnings and withdrawals for prescription medications.
CONTEXT Recently approved drugs may be more likely to have unrecognized adverse drug reactions (ADRs) than established drugs, but no recent studies have examined how frequently postmarketingExpand
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Illness and Injury as Contributors to Bankruptcy
In 2001, 1.458 million American families filed for bankruptcy. To investigate medical contributors to bankruptcy, we surveyed 1,771 personal bankruptcy filers in five federal courts and subsequentlyExpand
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Health insurance and mortality in US adults.
OBJECTIVES A 1993 study found a 25% higher risk of death among uninsured compared with privately insured adults. We analyzed the relationship between uninsurance and death with more recent data. Expand
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Hospital computing and the costs and quality of care: a national study.
BACKGROUND Many believe that computerization will improve health care quality, reduce costs, and increase administrative efficiency. However, no previous studies have examined computerization's costExpand
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