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The aim of this study was to assess the maturity of the South Korean healthcare system in comparison with those of the 30 countries of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and to provide a foundation to evaluate the performance of the South Korean healthcare system. Using OECD Health Data 2005, we evaluated the performance of(More)
OBJECTIVES We examined differences in the quality of health care provided by usual source of care providers between women with and without disabilities in the United States. The role of health insurance in ensuring equitable quality of care for women with disabilities was investigated. METHODS A national sample of 12,199 women aged 18-64 was drawn from(More)
Purpose – The purpose of this study is to provide an overview of the economic and clinical impacts of direct-to-consumer (DTC) advertising on consumers and physicians. Design/methodology/approach – Controversy around the benefits and concerns associated with DTC advertising are summarized. The sources are sorted based on their position toward DTC(More)
This paper estimates the effect of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) on the economic well-being of working-age (20-62) men with disabilities by fitting a fixed-effects model to the U.S. Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP) panel data. This paper constructs a new and alternative measure of disability utilizing rich information on(More)
BACKGROUND Medicare-Medicaid dual eligibles are the beneficiaries of both Medicare and Medicaid. Dual eligibles satisfy the eligibility conditions for Medicare benefit. Dual eligibles also qualify for Medicaid because they are aged, blind, or disabled and meet the income and asset requirements for receiving Supplement Security Income (SSI) assistance. The(More)
This study explores the characteristics of Medicare-only beneficiaries and Medicare-Medicaid dual eligibles in comparison, assess what factors determine the dual eligibility status, and examine the association between dual eligibility status and home healthcare service use. Using retrospective observational study of the U.S. 1996-2000 Medical Expenditure(More)
It has been an important financial issue in the U.S. Medicare expenditures that health care expenses of Medicaid-Medicare dual eligibles (MMDE) are much higher than those of Medicare only beneficiaries (MOB). This paper compares health care use and health status of MMDEs and MOBs who are either Afro-American or white recipients. Using total health care use(More)
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