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IMPORTANCE It remains unclear whether telemonitoring approaches provide benefits for patients with heart failure (HF) after hospitalization. OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effectiveness of a care transition intervention using remote patient monitoring in reducing 180-day all-cause readmissions among a broad population of older adults hospitalized with HF. (More)
Using a hazards framework and panel data from the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth (1979-2004), we analyze the fertility patterns of a recent cohort of white and black women in the United States. We examine how completed fertility varies by women's education, differentiating between intended and unintended births. We find that the education gradient on(More)
OBJECTIVE To analyze the effects of states' expansions of Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) eligibility to children in higher income families on health insurance coverage outcomes. DATA SOURCES 2002-2009 Current Population Survey linked to multiple secondary data sources. STUDY DESIGN Instrumental variables estimation of linear probability(More)
BACKGROUND Although studies have shown that a high rate of uninsurance in a community reduces access to and satisfaction with health care among the insured population, little is known about whether the community uninsurance rate also affects quality of care and clinical outcomes among the insured. OBJECTIVE To assess the spillover effects of the rate of(More)
BACKGROUND Patient satisfaction has been associated with improved outcomes and become a focus of reimbursement. OBJECTIVE Evaluate an intervention to improve patient satisfaction. DESIGN Nonrandomized, pre-post study that took place from 2011 to 2012. SETTING Large tertiary academic medical center. PARTICIPANTS Internal medicine (IM) resident(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVE To determine the association between enrollment in the Medicare Part D low-income subsidy (LIS) program, which reduces out-of-pocket medication costs, and fill adherence to the antiplatelet drug clopidogrel after coronary stent placement. DESIGN Retrospective cohort study. DATA SOURCE Pharmacy claims database of a large national Medicare(More)
OBJECTIVE To understand the effects of Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) income eligibility thresholds and premium contribution requirements on health insurance coverage outcomes among children. DATA SOURCES 2002-2009 Annual Social and Economic Supplements of the Current Population Survey linked to data from multiple secondary data sources. (More)
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