Tiffany A. Radcliff

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OBJECTIVE To determine the effects of the adoption of ambulatory electronic health information exchange (HIE) on rates of laboratory and radiology testing and allowable charges. DESIGN Claims data from the dominant health plan in Mesa County, Colorado, from 1 April 2005 to 31 December 2010 were matched to HIE adoption data on the provider level. Using(More)
Veterans hospitalized for hip fracture repair may be discharged to one of several rehabilitation settings, but it is not known what factors influence postsurgical discharge setting. The purpose of the study was to examine the patient, facility, and market factors that influence the choice of postsurgical discharge setting. Using a retrospective cohort(More)
OBJECTIVES To evaluate the concordance between self-reported data and variables obtained from Medicare administrative data in terms of chronic conditions and health care utilization. DESIGN Retrospective observational study. PARTICIPANTS We analyzed data from a sample of Medicare beneficiaries who were part of the National Study of Chronic Disease(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effects and costs of three doses of behavioral weight-loss treatment delivered via Cooperative Extension Offices in rural communities. METHODS Obese adults (N = 612) were randomly assigned to low, moderate, or high doses of behavioral treatment (i.e., 16, 32, or 48 sessions over two years) or to a control condition that received(More)
While advances in medical treatment and technologies have the potential to improve the delivery of health care, their use typically involves making multiple, complex decisions. Patients and their medical providers may share in the decision-making processes and balance a variety of criteria and/or attributes in the pursuit of improved health. This(More)
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