William Scanlon

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Nursing home reimbursement systems which do not adjust payment levels to patient care needs lead to access problems for heavy-care patients. Unnecessarily long and costly hospital stays may result. A patient-based nursing home incentive reimbursement system has been designed and is being evaluated in a controlled field experiment in 36 California skilled(More)
In a recent article in the American Economic Review Hansen, Weisbrod, and Scanlon are primarily concerned with estimating "the extent to which schooling, as contrasted with 'learning' or job training, is an important determinant of earnings of low achievers". In addition, they emphasize that there is a low net lifetime payoff to education (learning plus(More)
The first of a two-part series, this report analyzes and compares leading congressional bills and Administration proposals to expand health insurance coverage introduced over 2005–2007. The Commonwealth Fund commissioned The Lewin Group to estimate the effect of the bills on stakeholder and health system costs and the projected number of people who would(More)
A reanalysis of data from the 1977 National Nursing Home Survey, including data not available earlier, led to an estimate that 668,000 chronic mentally ill patients reside in nursing homes. Several subpopulations of nursing home residents were also identified and compared, which showed, for instance, that residents with only mental disorders were younger,(More)
The simulation model of a device/system available from design implies the use of model-based approach in the manufacturing fault diagnosis. The model-based diagnosis uses knowledge of the structure and behaviour of a device and observations of the device's behaviour to discover the causes of malfunctions. The major difficulty of model-based diagnosis is to(More)
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