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This paper provides econometric evidence linking a country's per capita government health expenditures and per capita income to two health outcomes: under-five mortality and maternal mortality. Using instrumental variables techniques (GMM-H2SL), we estimate the elasticity of these outcomes with respect to government health expenditures and income while(More)
UNLABELLED There are limited studies on quantifying the impact of patient satisfaction with pharmacist consultation on patient medication adherence. OBJECTIVES The objective of this study is to evaluate the effect of patient satisfaction with pharmacist consultation services on medication adherence in a large managed care organization. METHODS We(More)
In hospital merger cases, the courts have often based geographic market areas on patient flow criteria. Given patient heterogeneity and the importance of distance to hospital and health plan restrictions on hospital choice, Capps et al. (2003a) show that potential market power effects can be understated. While willingness-to-pay(WTP) measures derived from(More)
BACKGROUND Medication persistence is important for adequate control of blood pressure. In this article, we assess the association between gaps in insurance coverage and continued antihypertensive medication using a US national representative sample. METHODS We used three recent panels from the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS). Our sample included(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine factors associated with first-time use of preventive services based on the Behavioral Model of Health Services Use. METHODS Nine panels of the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey were merged to identify first-time users of 8 preventive services: blood pressure check, cholesterol screening, colonoscopy, flu vaccination, routine physical,(More)
OBJECTIVES Since 2009, all 50 states have passed legislation to allow pharmacists to administer influenza vaccinations. Pharmacies have become the second most common place for influenza vaccination, after a doctor's office. The aim of this study was to provide nationally representative results on the relationship between pharmacist density and influenza(More)
OBJECTIVE Using large national databases, we investigated how living in the US-Mexico border region further limited access to healthcare among the non-elderly Hispanic adult population after controlling individual and county-level characteristics. METHODS The 2008-2012 individual-level data of non-elderly Hispanic adults from the Behavioral Risk Factor(More)
BACKGROUND Family physicians (FPs) play an important role in influenza vaccination. We investigated how local FP supply is associated with influenza vaccination, controlling for both individual-level and county-level characteristics. METHODS The 2008-2010 individual-level data from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System were merged with(More)
pharmacy. Written consent was obtained from the participants prior to the interview. Results: Among the respondents interviewed. Thematic content analysis yielded 4 major themes: (a) Lack of documentation, (b) Improper patient counseling, (c) Unavailability of pharmaceutical care guidelines, (4) Lack of collaboration with other health care providers.(More)
www.pharmacypractice.org 201 ABSTRACT There are limited studies on quantifying the impact of patient satisfaction with pharmacist consultation on patient medication adherence. Objectives: The objective of this study is to evaluate the effect of patient satisfaction with pharmacist consultation services on medication adherence in a large managed care(More)