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The Cost of Work-related Physical Assaults in Minnesota

The Cost of Work-related Physical Assaults in Minnesota Patricia McGovern Objective. To describe the long-term productivity costs of occupational assaults. Data Sources/Study Setting. All incidents of physical assaults that resulted in indemnity payments, identified from the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry (DLI) Workers’ Compensation system in 1992. Medical expenditures were obtained from insurers, and […]

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Strategies for Cutting Hospital Beds: The Impact on Patient Service

Strategies for Cutting Hospital Beds: The Impact on Patient Service – Statistical Data Included Linda V. Green Objective. To develop insights on the impact of size, average length of stay, variability, and organization of clinical services on the relationship between occupancy rates and delays for beds. Data Sources. The primary data source was Beth Israel […]

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From manuscript submission to accepted article: the process at HSR

From manuscript submission to accepted article: the process at HSR – Editorial Column Harold S. Luft By the time this editorial is printed, we will have been coeditors for almost a year, and we thought it time to offer some observations based on our experience to date. While it would be fun to share our […]

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The cost-effectiveness of independent housing for the chronically mentally ill: do housing and neighborhood features matter?

The cost-effectiveness of independent housing for the chronically mentally ill: do housing and neighborhood features matter? Joseph Harkness Housing has long been a neglected area in research on persons with chronic mental illness (CMI). As a result, there is little reliable information to guide important resource allocation decisions by both the public and private sectors. […]

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How Would Mental Health Parity Affect the Marginal Price of Care?

How Would Mental Health Parity Affect the Marginal Price of Care? – Statistical Data Included Samuel H. Zuvekas Objective. To determine the impact of parity in mental health benefits on the marginal prices that consumers face for mental health treatment. Data Sources/Data Collection. We used detailed information on health plan benefits for a nationally representative […]

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Organizational Economics and Health Care Markets – industry data

Organizational Economics and Health Care Markets – industry data – Industry Overview James C. Robinson Abstract. As health policy emphasizes the use of private sector mechanisms to pursue public sector goals, health services research needs to develop stronger conceptual frameworks for the interpretation of empirical studies of health care markets and organizations. Organizational relationships should […]

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Effects of family structure on children’s use of ambulatory visits and prescription medications

Effects of family structure on children’s use of ambulatory visits and prescription medications Alex Y. Chen For three decades after the 1960s, the percentage of U.S. children under the age of 18 living in single-parent households, particularly single-mother households, increased steadily (U.S. Census Bureau 2000). Although this trend stabilized in the mid-1990s, 20 million U.S. […]

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Primary care quality and addiction severity: a prospective cohort study

Primary care quality and addiction severity: a prospective cohort study Theresa W. Kim Primary care is being asked to expand its role in the identification and management of addictive disorders (National Council for Community Behaviorial Healthcare 2003; New Freedom Commission on Mental Health 2003). Training sessions for primary care physicians and clinical reminders have been […]

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Medigap premiums and Medicare HMO enrollment

Medigap premiums and Medicare HMO enrollment – Access to Care Catherine G. McLaughlin Although access to expanded benefits is widely recognized as a primary motivation for joining Medicare managed care plans, there are other mechanisms by which Medicare beneficiaries might gain access to added benefits, specifically through supplemental coverage. (1) Since the inception of Medicare […]

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From the editors: recognizing excellence and translating Health Services Research to policy

From the editors: recognizing excellence and translating Health Services Research to policy Ann Barry Flood HSR is pleased to announce two new features appearing in Volume 39 which are designed to promote the translation between policy and research and to recognize exemplary examples. We have established the John M. Eisenberg Article-of-the-Year in Health Services Research […]