F A Sloan

Summary

Affiliation: Duke University Medical Center
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint No-fault system of compensation for obstetric injury: winners and losers
    F A Sloan
    Center for Health Policy, Law and Management, and the Department of Economics, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina 27708, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 91:437-43. 1998
  2. ncbi request reprint Effects of changes in self-reported vision on cognitive, affective, and functional status and living arrangements among the elderly
    Frank A Sloan
    Center for Health Policy, Law, and Management, Terry Sanford Institute of Public Policy and Department of Economics, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina 27708, USA
    Am J Ophthalmol 140:618-27. 2005
  3. ncbi request reprint Disparities among older adults in measures of cognitive function by race or ethnicity
    Frank A Sloan
    Center for Health Policy, Law and Management, Duke University, Box 90253, Old Chemistry Building 125, Durham, NC 27708, USA
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 60:P242-50. 2005
  4. ncbi request reprint Effects of state managed care patient protection laws on physician satisfaction
    Frank A Sloan
    Center for Health Policy Duke University, Durham, North Carolina 27708, USA
    Med Care Res Rev 64:585-99. 2007
  5. pmc Prevalence of major eye diseases among US Civil War veterans, 1890-1910
    Frank A Sloan
    Center for Health Policy, Duke University, Durham, NC 27708, USA
    Arch Ophthalmol 126:246-50. 2008
  6. ncbi request reprint Litigation and the value of tobacco companies
    Frank A Sloan
    Department of Economics, Center for Health Policy, Law and Management, Duke University, Durham, NC 27708, USA
    J Health Econ 24:427-47. 2005
  7. ncbi request reprint States' allocations of funds from the tobacco master settlement agreement
    Frank A Sloan
    Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 24:220-7. 2005
  8. ncbi request reprint Does the ownership of the admitting hospital make a difference? Outcomes and process of care of Medicare beneficiaries admitted with acute myocardial infarction
    Frank A Sloan
    Department of Economics, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina 27708, USA
    Med Care 41:1193-205. 2003
  9. ncbi request reprint Hospital ownership and cost and quality of care: is there a dime's worth of difference?
    F A Sloan
    Center for Health Policy, Law and Management, Box 90253, Duke University, Durham, NC 27708, USA
    J Health Econ 20:1-21. 2001
  10. ncbi request reprint Estimates of incidence rates with longitudinal claims data
    Frank A Sloan
    Department of Economics and Center for Health Policy, Law and Management, Duke University, Durham, NC 27708, USA
    Arch Ophthalmol 121:1462-8. 2003

Detail Information

Publications72

  1. ncbi request reprint No-fault system of compensation for obstetric injury: winners and losers
    F A Sloan
    Center for Health Policy, Law and Management, and the Department of Economics, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina 27708, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 91:437-43. 1998
    ....
  2. ncbi request reprint Effects of changes in self-reported vision on cognitive, affective, and functional status and living arrangements among the elderly
    Frank A Sloan
    Center for Health Policy, Law, and Management, Terry Sanford Institute of Public Policy and Department of Economics, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina 27708, USA
    Am J Ophthalmol 140:618-27. 2005
    ..To study effects of changes in self-reported vision on functional status, cognition, depressive symptoms, and living arrangements...
  3. ncbi request reprint Disparities among older adults in measures of cognitive function by race or ethnicity
    Frank A Sloan
    Center for Health Policy, Law and Management, Duke University, Box 90253, Old Chemistry Building 125, Durham, NC 27708, USA
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 60:P242-50. 2005
    ..At baseline, Blacks more often had difficulties in performing daily tasks, with some increase in difficulties relative to Whites with age. Differences between other groups and Whites were smaller than those between Blacks and Whites...
  4. ncbi request reprint Effects of state managed care patient protection laws on physician satisfaction
    Frank A Sloan
    Center for Health Policy Duke University, Durham, North Carolina 27708, USA
    Med Care Res Rev 64:585-99. 2007
    ....
  5. pmc Prevalence of major eye diseases among US Civil War veterans, 1890-1910
    Frank A Sloan
    Center for Health Policy, Duke University, Durham, NC 27708, USA
    Arch Ophthalmol 126:246-50. 2008
    ....
  6. ncbi request reprint Litigation and the value of tobacco companies
    Frank A Sloan
    Department of Economics, Center for Health Policy, Law and Management, Duke University, Durham, NC 27708, USA
    J Health Econ 24:427-47. 2005
    ..2% after the period of litigation, which we attribute to common cost shocks experienced by the companies participating in the Master Settlement Agreement combined with the oligopolistic structure of the industry...
  7. ncbi request reprint States' allocations of funds from the tobacco master settlement agreement
    Frank A Sloan
    Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 24:220-7. 2005
    ....
  8. ncbi request reprint Does the ownership of the admitting hospital make a difference? Outcomes and process of care of Medicare beneficiaries admitted with acute myocardial infarction
    Frank A Sloan
    Department of Economics, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina 27708, USA
    Med Care 41:1193-205. 2003
    ..Concerns have been expressed about quality of for-profit hospitals and their use of expensive technologies...
  9. ncbi request reprint Hospital ownership and cost and quality of care: is there a dime's worth of difference?
    F A Sloan
    Center for Health Policy, Law and Management, Box 90253, Duke University, Durham, NC 27708, USA
    J Health Econ 20:1-21. 2001
    ..With quality measured in terms of survival, changes in functional and cognitive status, and living arrangements, we found no differences in outcomes by hospital ownership...
  10. ncbi request reprint Estimates of incidence rates with longitudinal claims data
    Frank A Sloan
    Department of Economics and Center for Health Policy, Law and Management, Duke University, Durham, NC 27708, USA
    Arch Ophthalmol 121:1462-8. 2003
    ..To estimate incidence rates of the 3 major chronic eye diseases--diabetic retinopathy (DR), glaucoma, and age-related macular degeneration (ARMD)--by using longitudinal claims data from Medicare...
  11. ncbi request reprint Medicaid, managed care, and the care of patients hospitalized for acute myocardial infarction
    F A Sloan
    Center for Health Policy, Law and Management, and Department of Economics, Duke University, Durham, NC 27708, USA
    Am Heart J 139:567-76. 2000
    ....
  12. ncbi request reprint The effect of dementia on outcomes and process of care for Medicare beneficiaries admitted with acute myocardial infarction
    Frank A Sloan
    Department of Economics and Clinical Research Institute, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina 27708, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 52:173-81. 2004
    ..To determine differences in mortality after admission for acute myocardial infarction (AMI) and in use of noninvasive and invasive treatments for AMI between patients with and without dementia...
  13. pmc Costs and outcomes of hip fracture and stroke, 1984 to 1994
    F A Sloan
    Center for Health Policy, Law and Management, Terry Sanford Institute of Public Policy, Duke University, Durham, NC 27708, USA
    Am J Public Health 89:935-7. 1999
    ..This study quantified changes in Medicare payments and outcomes for hip fracture and stroke from 1984 to 1994...
  14. pmc Impacts of the Master Settlement Agreement on the tobacco industry
    F A Sloan
    Center for Health Policy, Law and Management, Duke University, Durham, Box 90253, NC 27708, USA
    Tob Control 13:356-61. 2004
    ..To assess effects of the Master Settlement Agreement (MSA) and the four individual state settlements on tobacco company decisions and performance...
  15. ncbi request reprint Longitudinal analysis of the relationship between regular eye examinations and changes in visual and functional status
    Frank A Sloan
    Center for Health Policy, Law, and Management, Terry Sanford Institute of Public Policy, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina 27708, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 53:1867-74. 2005
    ....
  16. ncbi request reprint Effects of admission to a teaching hospital on the cost and quality of care for Medicare beneficiaries
    D H Taylor
    Center for Health Policy, Law, and Management, Terry Sanford Institute of Public Policy, Duke University, Durham, NC 27708, USA
    N Engl J Med 340:293-9. 1999
    ..e., public), or private for-profit hospitals...
  17. pmc Monitoring visual status: why patients do or do not comply with practice guidelines
    Frank A Sloan
    Department of Economics, Box 90097, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, 27708, USA
    Health Serv Res 39:1429-48. 2004
    ..To determine factors affecting compliance with guidelines for annual eye examinations for persons diagnosed with diabetes mellitus (DM) or age-related macular degeneration (ARMD)...
  18. ncbi request reprint Effects of Tennessee Medicaid managed care on obstetrical care and birth outcomes
    C J Conover
    Center for Health Policy, Law and Management, Duke University, Durham, NC 27708, USA
    J Health Polit Policy Law 26:1291-324. 2001
    ..TennCare was neither a panacea nor an unmitigated disaster. It is a model worth examining, but not uncritically...
  19. ncbi request reprint Racial differences in glaucoma care: the longitudinal pattern of care
    Jan Ostermann
    Center for Health Policy, Law, and Management, Duke University Medical School, Durham, NC 27708, USA
    Arch Ophthalmol 123:1693-8. 2005
    ..To examine if racial differences exist in longitudinal care patterns for Medicare beneficiaries with glaucoma...
  20. ncbi request reprint The impact of TennCare on patient satisfaction with care
    C J Conover
    Center for Health Policy, Law and Management, Duke University, Durham, NC, USA
    Am J Manag Care 5:765-75. 1999
    ..To measure the level of satisfaction with care by Medicaid-eligible patients before and after implementation of a mandatory managed care plan known as TennCare...
  21. ncbi request reprint Longitudinal rates of cataract surgery
    Adrienne Williams
    Departments of Ophthalmology and Economics, Duke University, Durham, NC 27708, USA
    Arch Ophthalmol 124:1308-14. 2006
    ..To determine the cumulative probability of cataract surgery and factors accounting for such surgery...
  22. ncbi request reprint Longitudinal prevalence of major eye diseases
    Paul P Lee
    Department of Ophthalmology, School of Medicine, Department of Economics, and Center for Health Policy, Law, and Management, Duke University, Durham, NC 27708, USA
    Arch Ophthalmol 121:1303-10. 2003
    ..To describe the prevalence across time of 3 chronic eye diseases among a representative cohort of elderly subjects...
  23. ncbi request reprint Longitudinal rates of annual eye examinations of persons with diabetes and chronic eye diseases
    Paul P Lee
    Department of Ophthalmology, Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, NC 27708, USA
    Ophthalmology 110:1952-9. 2003
    ..To assess the rate of annual eye examinations over time among older Americans with diabetes and chronic eye diseases...
  24. pmc Alcohol-consumption trajectories and associated characteristics among adults older than age 50
    Alyssa Platt
    Center for Health Policy, Rubenstein Hall, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina 27708, USA
    J Stud Alcohol Drugs 71:169-79. 2010
    ..This study examined changes in drinking behavior after age 50 and baseline personal characteristics and subsequent life events associated with different alcohol-consumption trajectories during a 14-year follow-up period...
  25. pmc Dementia and Medicare at life's end
    Vicki L Lamb
    North Carolina Central University, Department of Sociology, 1801 Fayetteville Street, Durham, NC 27707, USA
    Health Serv Res 43:714-32. 2008
    ..To determine the effect of a diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease or related dementias (ADRD), and the timing of first ADRD diagnosis, on Medicare expenditures at end of life...
  26. ncbi request reprint The relative effect of Alzheimer's disease and related dementias, disability, and comorbidities on cost of care for elderly persons
    D H Taylor
    Center for Health Policy, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina 27708, USA
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 56:S285-93. 2001
    ....
  27. pmc Longitudinal incidence of adverse outcomes of age-related macular degeneration
    Ashley Wysong
    Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, North Carolina 27708, USA
    Arch Ophthalmol 127:320-7. 2009
    ..To describe the visual, functional, and general health complication rates associated with age-related macular degeneration (AMD) in a nationally representative longitudinal sample of elderly persons...
  28. pmc Effects of alcohol consumption on disability among the near elderly: a longitudinal analysis
    J Ostermann
    Duke University, USA
    Milbank Q 79:487-515, iii. 2001
    ..The likelihood that heavy drinkers received public transfers did not decrease relative to others following statutory changes in 1996 that sought to limit eligibility of alcoholics and drug abusers...
  29. ncbi request reprint Does removing certificate-of-need regulations lead to a surge in health care spending?
    C J Conover
    Duke University, USA
    J Health Polit Policy Law 23:455-81. 1998
    ..It is doubtful that CON regulations have had much effect on quality of care, positive or negative. Such regulations may have improved access, but there is little empirical evidence to document this...
  30. doi request reprint Economic theory and evidence on smoking behavior of adults
    Frank A Sloan
    Duke University, Durham, NC 27708, USA
    Addiction 103:1777-85. 2008
    ....
  31. ncbi request reprint Uveitis in the elderly: epidemiological data from the National Long-term Care Survey Medicare Cohort
    Sherman W Reeves
    Duke University Eye Center, Department of Ophthalmology, Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, North Carolina 27710, USA
    Ophthalmology 113:307.e1. 2006
    ..In this analysis, we use Medicare claims data to define the population-based incidence and prevalence of uveitis in the United States elderly population...
  32. pmc Effects of receipt of guideline-recommended care on onset of diabetic retinopathy and its progression
    Frank A Sloan
    Center for Health Policy, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina 27708, USA
    Ophthalmology 116:1515-21, 1521.e1-3. 2009
    ..To determine whether persons in a community setting diagnosed with diabetes who received recommended patterns of care experience improved vision outcomes over a 3-year time period...
  33. doi request reprint Is there empirical evidence for "Defensive Medicine"? A reassessment
    Frank A Sloan
    Duke University and NBER, 302 Towerview Rd, Box 90253, Durham, NC 27708, United States
    J Health Econ 28:481-91. 2009
    ..The overall conclusion is that tort reforms do not significantly affect medical decisions, nor do they have a systematic effect on patient outcomes...
  34. doi request reprint Changes in functional status among persons over age sixty-five undergoing total knee arthroplasty
    Frank A Sloan
    Center for Health Policy, Duke University, 302 Towerview Road, Durham, NC 27708, USA
    Med Care 47:742-8. 2009
    ....
  35. doi request reprint The effects of total hip arthroplasty on physical functioning in the older population
    Linda K George
    Department of Sociology and Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina 27708 0088, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 56:1057-62. 2008
    ..To estimate the effects of total hip arthroplasty (THA) on three levels of physical functioning in a representative national sample of older adults...
  36. ncbi request reprint Longitudinal incidence and prevalence of adverse outcomes of diabetes mellitus in elderly patients
    M Angelyn Bethel
    Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism, and Nutrition, Department of Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, USA
    Arch Intern Med 167:921-7. 2007
    ..The natural history of type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM) in the elderly has not been previously described in a national longitudinal sample...
  37. ncbi request reprint Longitudinal differences in alcohol use in early adulthood
    Philip R Costanzo
    Department of Psychology and Neuroscience, Duke University, Box 90085, Durham, North Carolina 27708, USA
    J Stud Alcohol Drugs 68:727-37. 2007
    ....
  38. pmc Benefits of smoking cessation for longevity
    Donald H Taylor
    Center for Health Policy, Law and Management, Terry Sanford Institute of Public Policy Studies, Duke University, Durham, NC 27708, USA
    Am J Public Health 92:990-6. 2002
    ..This study determined the life extension obtained from stopping smoking at various ages...
  39. pmc Preferences, beliefs, and self-management of diabetes
    Frank A Sloan
    Duke University, Rubenstein Hall, Durham, NC 27708, USA
    Health Serv Res 44:1068-87. 2009
    ....
  40. doi request reprint The growing burden of diabetes mellitus in the US elderly population
    Frank A Sloan
    Center for Health Policy and Management, Duke University, Durham, NC 27707, USA
    Arch Intern Med 168:192-9; discussion 199. 2008
    ..To our knowledge, whether there have been actual improvements in outcomes in the last decade or so has not been documented in a nationally representative sample...
  41. pmc Receipt of care and reduction of lower extremity amputations in a nationally representative sample of U.S. Elderly
    Frank A Sloan
    Department of Economics, Duke University, 236 Social Sciences Building, Box 90097, Durham, NC 27708, USA
    Health Serv Res 45:1740-62. 2010
    ..To determine effectiveness of receipt of care from podiatrist and lower extremity clinician specialists (LEC specialists) on diabetes mellitus (DM)-related lower extremity amputation...
  42. ncbi request reprint Marked increase in Alzheimer's disease identified in medicare claims records between 1991 and 1999
    Donald H Taylor
    Box 90253, Duke University, Durham, NC 27708, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 59:762-6. 2004
    ..Examining longitudinal trends in the number of persons who are identified as having AD in administrative databases may provide insights into this phenomenon...
  43. doi request reprint The effects of total knee arthroplasty on physical functioning in the older population
    Linda K George
    Duke University, Durham, North Carolina 27708 0088, USA
    Arthritis Rheum 58:3166-71. 2008
    ..Furthermore, most previous studies of the effects of TKA relied on relatively small clinical samples. We undertook this study to estimate the effects of TKA on 3 levels of physical functioning in a national sample of older adults...
  44. pmc Changes in incidence of diabetes mellitus-related eye disease among US elderly persons, 1994-2005
    Frank A Sloan
    Department of Economics, Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, NC, USA
    Arch Ophthalmol 126:1548-53. 2008
    ..To determine if diabetic eye disease has changed over time among older Americans and to explore possibilities for observed change...
  45. pmc Racial differences in the relationship between alcohol consumption in early adulthood and occupational attainment at midlife
    Frank A Sloan
    Department of Economics, Duke University, Durham, NC 27708, USA
    Am J Public Health 99:2261-7. 2009
    ..We assessed the relationship between alcohol consumption in young adulthood (ages 18-30 years) and occupational success 15 years later among Blacks and Whites...
  46. pmc Impacts of managed care patient protection laws on health services utilization and patient satisfaction with care
    Frank A Sloan
    Duke University, 125 Old Chemistry Bldg, Box 90253, Durham, NC 27708, USA
    Health Serv Res 40:647-67. 2005
    ..To assess effects of patient protection laws implemented by the vast majority of states during the 1990s on the public's satisfaction and trust relating to health care, and on key utilization measures...
  47. pmc The longevity gap between Black and White men in the United States at the beginning and end of the 20th century
    Frank A Sloan
    Department of Economics, Duke University, Durham, NC 27708, USA
    Am J Public Health 100:357-63. 2010
    ..We sought to assess whether the disparity in mortality rates between Black and White men decreased from the beginning to the end of the 20th century...
  48. pmc Does assistive technology substitute for personal assistance among the disabled elderly?
    Helen Hoenig
    Department of Medicine Geriatrics, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, USA
    Am J Public Health 93:330-7. 2003
    ..This study examined whether use of equipment (technological assistance) to cope with disability was associated with use of fewer hours of help from another person (personal assistance)...
  49. ncbi request reprint Effects of diagnosed dementia on Medicare and Medicaid program costs
    Padmaja Ayyagari
    Duke University, 302 Towerview Road, 114 Rubenstein Hall, Durham, NC 27708, USA
    Inquiry 44:481-94. 2007
    ..46% in 1999. Total annual program payments attributable to ADRD decreased between 1994 and 1999, in contrast to an increase implied by a cross-sectional approach...
  50. pmc Resource use and costs associated with diabetic macular edema in elderly persons
    Alisa M Shea
    Center for Clinical and Genetic Economics, Duke Clinical Research Institute, Durham, NC 27715, USA
    Arch Ophthalmol 126:1748-54. 2008
    ..To examine trends in resource use and the effect of incident diabetic macular edema (DME) on 1- and 3-year total direct medical costs in elderly patients...
  51. ncbi request reprint Impact of medicaid managed care on utilization of obstetric care: evidence from TennCare's early years
    Frank A Sloan
    Center for Health Policy, Law and Management, Duke University, Durham, NC 27708, USA
    South Med J 95:811-21. 2002
    ..TennCare expanded Medicaid coverage, substituting managed care for fee-for-service reimbursement in Tennessee...
  52. ncbi request reprint Effect of Alzheimer disease on the cost of treating other diseases
    Frank A Sloan
    Center for Health Policy, Law and Management, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina 27708, USA
    Alzheimer Dis Assoc Disord 16:137-43. 2002
    ..Persons with diagnosed AD cost Medicare more because of more adverse health events rather than in intensity of care, given event occurrence...
  53. ncbi request reprint Civil liability, criminal law, and other policies and alcohol-related motor vehicle fatalities in the United States: 1984-1995
    K Whetten-Goldstein
    Center for Health Policy, Law and Management, Duke University, Durham, NC 27708, USA
    Accid Anal Prev 32:723-33. 2000
    ..Many other public policies evaluated were not associated with lower fatality rates...
  54. pmc Heavy drinking in early adulthood and outcomes at mid life
    F A Sloan
    Department of Economics, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina 27708, USA
    J Epidemiol Community Health 65:600-5. 2011
    ..This study analysed psychosocial pathways underlying racial differences in the impact of early heavy alcohol use on occupational and educational attainment at mid-life...
  55. ncbi request reprint Formation of trusts and spend down to Medicaid
    D H Taylor
    Center for Health Policy, Law and Management, Terry Sanford Institute of Public Policy, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, USA
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 54:S194-201. 1999
    ..To identify the proportion of community-dwelling elderly persons (70+) who could affect their eligibility for Medicaid financing of a nursing home stay through the use of a trust and to quantify the prevalence and predictors of trusts...
  56. pmc One-year outcomes after retinal detachment surgery among medicare beneficiaries
    Shelley Day
    Department of Ophthalmology, Duke University Eye Center, Durham, NC 27708, USA
    Am J Ophthalmol 150:338-45. 2010
    ..To determine longitudinal rates of second retinal detachment operation and postoperative adverse outcomes after retinal detachment surgery in a nationally representative sample of older Americans...
  57. ncbi request reprint Heavy alcohol use and marital dissolution in the USA
    Jan Ostermann
    Center for Health Policy, Law and Management, Duke University, Box 90253, Durham, NC 27708, USA
    Soc Sci Med 61:2304-16. 2005
    ..Our findings on alcohol use and marital dissolution were highly robust in alternative specifications...
  58. ncbi request reprint Antecedents of hospital ownership conversions, mergers, and closures
    Frank A Sloan
    Center for Health Policy, Law and Management, Duke University, Durham, NC 27708, USA
    Inquiry 40:39-56. 2003
    ..By contrast, conversions from for-profit ownership occur quickly following declines in margins. Many mergers seem motivated by a desire to increase market power--a consideration not evident for conversions...
  59. ncbi request reprint The impact of the Master Settlement Agreement on cigarette consumption
    Frank A Sloan
    Center for Health Policy, Law and Management, Duke University, USA
    J Policy Anal Manage 23:843-55. 2004
    ..By 2002, the settlements had reduced overall smoking rates by 13 percent for ages 18 to 20 and older than 65 and 5 percent for ages 21 to 64...
  60. ncbi request reprint The fragility of the U.S. vaccine supply
    Frank A Sloan
    Department of Economics, Duke University, Durham, NC, USA
    N Engl J Med 351:2443-7. 2004
  61. ncbi request reprint Rates of return from hospital conversions
    Frank A Sloan
    Center for Health Policy, Department of Economics, Sanford Institute of Public Policy, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina 27708, USA
    Health Care Manage Rev 28:107-17. 2003
    ..We test the hypothesis by comparing internal rates of return to an estimate of the weighted cost of capital for all for-profit hospitals in the year the transaction occurred...
  62. pmc The effect of heavy drinking on social security old-age and survivors insurance contributions and benefits
    Jan Ostermann
    Center for Health Policy, Law and Management, Duke University, Durham, NC 27708, USA
    Milbank Q 82:507-46, table of contents. 2004
    ..Therefore, if programs for the elderly are structured as longevity-independent defined benefit programs, their success will reward healthier behaviors but increase these programs' outlays and worsen their financial condition...
  63. ncbi request reprint Determinants of states' allocations of the master settlement agreement payments
    Frank A Sloan
    Center for Health Policy, Law and Management, Duke University, USA
    J Health Polit Policy Law 30:643-86. 2005
    ..State fiscal crises affected amounts spent by states from settlement funds as well as the probability of securitizing future cash flows from the settlements...
  64. pmc Rates of glaucoma medication utilization among older adults with suspected glaucoma, 1992 to 2002
    Joshua D Stein
    Department of Ophthalmology, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina 27710, USA
    Am J Ophthalmol 143:870-872. 2007
    ..To determine rates of glaucoma medication utilization among glaucoma suspects in the Medicare Current Beneficiary Survey (MCBS) and identify recent utilization patterns for various hypotensive drug classes...
  65. ncbi request reprint Effect of hospital conversion on organizational decision making and service coordination
    Ruth A Anderson
    School of Nursing, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, USA
    Health Care Manage Rev 28:141-54. 2003
    ..As predicted from complexity theory, MDs and RNs had greater levels of participation and influence over final decision choices in converted hospitals than in nonconverted hospitals...
  66. ncbi request reprint Trends in cost of major eye diseases to Medicare, 1991 to 2000
    Martin Salm
    University of Mannheim, Institute for the Economics of Aging, Mannheim, Germany
    Am J Ophthalmol 142:976-82. 2006
    ..To estimate impacts of physician-diagnosed eye diseases (age-related macular degeneration (AMD), cataract, diabetic retinopathy, and glaucoma) on Medicare payments in the periods 1991 to 1995 and 1996 to 2000...
  67. ncbi request reprint The return on investment in health care: from 1980 to 2000
    Bryan R Luce
    United BioSource Corporation, Bethesda, MD 20814, USA
    Value Health 9:146-56. 2006
    ..To estimate the return on US investment (ROI) in overall health as well as four specific conditions...
  68. doi request reprint Rates of glaucoma medication utilization among persons with primary open-angle glaucoma, 1992 to 2002
    Joshua D Stein
    Kellogg Eye Center, University of Michigan Department of Ophthalmology, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
    Ophthalmology 115:1315-9, 1319.e1. 2008
    ..To determine the percentage of Medicare beneficiaries with primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG) treated medically or surgically, utilization rates for each major class of glaucoma medication, and factors influencing treatment...
  69. ncbi request reprint Excess alcohol consumption and health outcomes: a 6-year follow-up of men over age 50 from the health and retirement study
    Krista M Perreira
    Department of Public Policy, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill 27599, USA
    Addiction 97:301-10. 2002
    ..This study examined the association of problem drinking history and alcohol consumption with the onset of several health conditions and death over a 6-year follow-up period...
  70. pmc Longitudinal rates of postoperative adverse outcomes after glaucoma surgery among medicare beneficiaries 1994 to 2005
    Joshua D Stein
    Department of Ophthalmology, Kellogg Eye Center, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
    Ophthalmology 115:1109-1116.e7. 2008
    ..To determine longitudinal rates of postoperative adverse outcomes after incisional glaucoma surgery in a nationally representative longitudinal sample...
  71. doi request reprint Adoption of pharmaceutical innovation and the growth of drug expenditure in Taiwan: is it cost effective?
    Chee Ruey Hsieh
    The Institute of Economics, Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan
    Value Health 11:334-44. 2008
    ..To investigate the impact of adopting pharmaceutical innovations on the growth of pharmaceutical expenditures, focusing specifically on Taiwan's experience...
  72. ncbi request reprint Limiting damages for "pain and suffering" in medical malpractice
    Frank A Sloan
    N C Med J 64:191-4. 2003