Susan E Lehrman

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CONTEXT Few studies on presumed consent and environmental predictors of cadaveric organ donation in Europe have been published. OBJECTIVE To determine if a presumed consent policy and other variables can be used to predict the cadaveric organ donation rate per million population. DESIGN Secondary analysis of published data. SETTING Europe. (More)
BACKGROUND Well-executed communication among hospital providers, patients, and receiving providers at the time of hospital discharge contributes to better health outcomes and lower overall health care costs. The Care Transitions Intervention has reduced 30-day hospital readmissions by 30% in a randomized controlled trial in an integrated health system but(More)
Using 1985 and 1988 American Hospital Association data, this study examines 1,523 hospitals nationwide and concludes that hospitals' ownership of skilled nursing facilities helps minimize the transaction costs associated with post-acute patient transfers while productively using empty hospital beds. Unfortunately, such ownership creates complex cost,(More)
Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) is now viewed as a chronic disease requiring long-term management. As a result, more persons with AIDS (PWAs) are seeking long-term care in facilities that have primarily served the elderly. In some regions, however, the nursing home market into which PWAs may introduce new demand is a market already characterized(More)
The Case Management Section of the New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute coordinates the provision of case management services for people living with HIV/AIDS throughout the state. The Community Follow-Up Program (CFP), providing intensive case management for HIV-positive individuals and their families, operates under the auspices of the Case(More)
In this pilot study, a random sample of 50 nursing homes located in each of the five U.S. cities with the highest AIDS incidence were surveyed (total N = 250) to determine: (1) the frequency of admission inquiries by, and actual admissions of PWAs, (2) the frequency of adoption of formal AIDS admission policies, (3) the industry's concerns regarding(More)
This methods paper is third in a series addressing client outcomes in HIV/AIDS case management. After introducing earlier work the authors outline their effort to consolidate numerous discrete outcome measures and to establish each outcome indicator along a continuum scale that can be self-abstracted by HIV/AIDS service providers. The paper includes(More)
Organ procurement organizations are a critical link in the acquisition, placement, and transport of human organs for transplantation. Employed within the organ procurement organizations are organ transplant coordinators and support staff who constitute the front line in the challenge to diminish the gap between the supply and demand for organs.(More)
The objective of this paper is to benchmark the performance of twelve publicly owned managed care organizations against one another for the period 2009 to 2011. In this paper, we use data envelopment analysis, an operations research technique, to benchmark the performance of twelve publicly managed care organizations. Data envelopment analysis clearly(More)