Donald H Taylor

Summary

Affiliation: Duke University Medical Center
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc A decision exercise to engage cancer patients and families in deliberation about Medicare coverage for advanced cancer care
    Marion Danis
    Sanford School of Public Policy, Duke University, Box 90253, Durham, NC 27708, USA
    BMC Health Serv Res 14:315. 2014
  2. ncbi request reprint Palliative care and the search for value in health reform
    Donald H Taylor
    Duke Sanford School of Public Policy, Duke University, 112 Rubenstein Hall, Durham, NC, USA
    N C Med J 72:229-31. 2011
  3. ncbi request reprint What length of hospice use maximizes reduction in medical expenditures near death in the US Medicare program?
    Donald H Taylor
    Terry Sanford Institute of Public Policy, Duke University Durham, Durham, NC, USA
    Soc Sci Med 65:1466-78. 2007
  4. doi request reprint The effect of hospice on Medicare and informal care costs: the U.S. Experience
    Donald H Taylor
    Terry Sanford Institute of Public Policy, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina 27708 0239, USA
    J Pain Symptom Manage 38:110-4. 2009
  5. pmc Trajectories of caregiving time provided by wives to their husbands with dementia
    Donald H Taylor
    Duke University Center for Health Policy, Duke University, Durham, NC 27708, USA
    Alzheimer Dis Assoc Disord 22:131-6. 2008
  6. pmc The accuracy of Medicare claims as an epidemiological tool: the case of dementia revisited
    Donald H Taylor
    Center for Health Policy, Sanford Duke School of Public Policy, Duke University, Durham, NC 27708, USA
    J Alzheimers Dis 17:807-15. 2009
  7. pmc Genetic testing for Alzheimer's and long-term care insurance
    Donald H Taylor
    Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 29:102-8. 2010
  8. ncbi request reprint Targeted investment improves access to hospice and palliative care
    Amy P Abernethy
    Division of Medical Oncology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, USA Department of Medicine, Duke Cancer Institute, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, USA Electronic address
    J Pain Symptom Manage 46:629-39. 2013
  9. pmc Identification of dementia: agreement among national survey data, medicare claims, and death certificates
    Truls Ostbye
    Department of Community and Family Medicine, Duke University Center for Health Policy, School of Nursing, Duke University Medical Center, Box 2914 Med Ctr, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    Health Serv Res 43:313-26. 2008
  10. pmc Associations between obesity and receipt of screening mammography, Papanicolaou tests, and influenza vaccination: results from the Health and Retirement Study (HRS) and the Asset and Health Dynamics Among the Oldest Old (AHEAD) Study
    Truls Østbye
    Department of Community and Family Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    Am J Public Health 95:1623-30. 2005

Detail Information

Publications41

  1. pmc A decision exercise to engage cancer patients and families in deliberation about Medicare coverage for advanced cancer care
    Marion Danis
    Sanford School of Public Policy, Duke University, Box 90253, Durham, NC 27708, USA
    BMC Health Serv Res 14:315. 2014
    ..We designed and evaluated a decision exercise that allowed cancer patients and family members to choose Medicare benefits for advanced cancer patients...
  2. ncbi request reprint Palliative care and the search for value in health reform
    Donald H Taylor
    Duke Sanford School of Public Policy, Duke University, 112 Rubenstein Hall, Durham, NC, USA
    N C Med J 72:229-31. 2011
    ..Palliative care addresses symptoms of disease regardless of prognosis, helps patients clarify their goals of care, and is key in improving value in the health care system...
  3. ncbi request reprint What length of hospice use maximizes reduction in medical expenditures near death in the US Medicare program?
    Donald H Taylor
    Terry Sanford Institute of Public Policy, Duke University Durham, Durham, NC, USA
    Soc Sci Med 65:1466-78. 2007
    ..Given the length of hospice use observed in the Medicare program, increasing the length of hospice use for 7 in 10 Medicare hospice users would increase savings...
  4. doi request reprint The effect of hospice on Medicare and informal care costs: the U.S. Experience
    Donald H Taylor
    Terry Sanford Institute of Public Policy, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina 27708 0239, USA
    J Pain Symptom Manage 38:110-4. 2009
    ..The Medicare program is supposed to provide necessary and reasonable care to beneficiaries, and hospice would easily pass any such assessment...
  5. pmc Trajectories of caregiving time provided by wives to their husbands with dementia
    Donald H Taylor
    Duke University Center for Health Policy, Duke University, Durham, NC 27708, USA
    Alzheimer Dis Assoc Disord 22:131-6. 2008
    ..GGMM are well suited for the identification of distinct trajectory classes. Here they show that there are large differences in caregiving time provided to persons with dementia, who seem to be quite similar...
  6. pmc The accuracy of Medicare claims as an epidemiological tool: the case of dementia revisited
    Donald H Taylor
    Center for Health Policy, Sanford Duke School of Public Policy, Duke University, Durham, NC 27708, USA
    J Alzheimers Dis 17:807-15. 2009
    ..The use of Medicare claims to identify dementia results in an overstatement of the increase in Medicare costs that are due to dementia...
  7. pmc Genetic testing for Alzheimer's and long-term care insurance
    Donald H Taylor
    Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 29:102-8. 2010
    ..Policymakers will eventually need to confront the issue of the use of this and other markers in the pricing of long-term care insurance...
  8. ncbi request reprint Targeted investment improves access to hospice and palliative care
    Amy P Abernethy
    Division of Medical Oncology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, USA Department of Medicine, Duke Cancer Institute, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, USA Electronic address
    J Pain Symptom Manage 46:629-39. 2013
    ..Availability of hospice and palliative care is increasing, despite lack of a clear national strategy for developing and evaluating their penetration into and impact on the target population...
  9. pmc Identification of dementia: agreement among national survey data, medicare claims, and death certificates
    Truls Ostbye
    Department of Community and Family Medicine, Duke University Center for Health Policy, School of Nursing, Duke University Medical Center, Box 2914 Med Ctr, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    Health Serv Res 43:313-26. 2008
    ..To estimate the proportion of seniors with dementia from three independent data sources and their agreement...
  10. pmc Associations between obesity and receipt of screening mammography, Papanicolaou tests, and influenza vaccination: results from the Health and Retirement Study (HRS) and the Asset and Health Dynamics Among the Oldest Old (AHEAD) Study
    Truls Østbye
    Department of Community and Family Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    Am J Public Health 95:1623-30. 2005
    ..We evaluated the association between body mass index (BMI) and receipt of screening mammography and Papanicolaou tests among middle-aged women and the association between BMI and receipt of influenza vaccination among the elderly...
  11. ncbi request reprint Is the APOE epsilon4 genotype associated with higher hospital costs among elderly patients?
    Donald H Taylor
    Department of Public Policy Studies, Center for Health Policy, Law and Management, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina 27708, USA
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 11:75-82. 2003
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  12. pmc Screening mammography and Pap tests among older American women 1996-2000: results from the Health and Retirement Study (HRS) and Asset and Health Dynamics Among the Oldest Old (AHEAD)
    Truls Ostbye
    Department of Community and Family Medicine, Center for Health Policy, Law and Management, Duke University Medical Center, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
    Ann Fam Med 1:209-17. 2003
    ..We wanted to determine the frequency of self-reported receipt of screening mammography and Papanicolaou (Pap) tests in older women and investigate important predictors of utilization, based on 2 national longitudinal surveys...
  13. doi request reprint Is a home-care network necessary to access the Medicare hospice benefit?
    Courtney Harold Van Houtven
    Center for Health Services Research and Development in Primary Care, VA Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27705, USA
    J Palliat Med 12:687-94. 2009
    ..To test whether the presence of an informal or formal care network in the home leads to different hospice utilization patterns near death. To examine how the informal care relationship affects hospice use patterns...
  14. pmc Identifying trajectories of depressive symptoms for women caring for their husbands with dementia
    Donald H Taylor
    Center for Health Policy, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 56:322-7. 2008
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  15. ncbi request reprint The effect of equipment usage and residual task difficulty on use of personal assistance, days in bed, and nursing home placement
    Donald H Taylor
    Terry Sanford Institute of Public Policy, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina 27708, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 52:72-9. 2004
    ..To determine whether residual difficulty in functioning in spite of equipment use is linked with increased use of personal assistance...
  16. pmc The effect of smoking on years of healthy life (YHL) lost among middle-aged and older Americans
    Truls Østbye
    Duke University Medical Center, Box 2914, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    Health Serv Res 39:531-52. 2004
    ..To estimate the effects of smoking on quality of life over time, using the Years of Healthy Life (YHL) construct...
  17. pmc Access to health care services for the disabled elderly
    Donald H Taylor
    Duke University Center for Health Policy, Terry Sanford Institute of Public Policy, 302 Towerview Road, Box 90253, Durham, NC 27708, USA
    Health Serv Res 41:743-58. 2006
    ..To determine whether difficulty walking and the strategies persons use to compensate for this deficit influenced downstream Medicare expenditures...
  18. pmc Do seniors understand their risk of moving to a nursing home?
    Donald H Taylor
    Center for Health Policy, Law and Management, 125 Old Chemistry Building, Duke University, Durham, NC 27708, USA
    Health Serv Res 40:811-28. 2005
    ..Data Sources. We used longitudinal data from the Asset and Health Dynamics Among the Oldest Old (AHEAD) database. AHEAD is a nationally representative survey (n=8,203) of community dwellers aged 70+ years and their spouses...
  19. pmc The effect of palliative care on patient functioning
    Donald H Taylor
    1 Duke Sanford School of Public Policy, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina
    J Palliat Med 16:1227-31. 2013
    ..An important question is whether increased use of palliative care soon after a patient's referral will improve patient functioning, an aspect of quality of life...
  20. pmc The financial toxicity of cancer treatment: a pilot study assessing out-of-pocket expenses and the insured cancer patient's experience
    S Yousuf Zafar
    Center for Learning Health Care, Duke Clinical Research Institute, Duke Cancer Institute, Durham, North Carolina 27710, USA
    Oncologist 18:381-90. 2013
    ..Our objective was to describe experiences of insured cancer patients requesting copayment assistance and to describe the impact of health care expenses on well-being and treatment...
  21. doi request reprint Physician allocation of Medicare resources for patients with advanced cancer
    Daniel J Rocke
    Department of Surgery, Division of Otolaryngology, Head, and Neck Surgery, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27710, USA
    J Palliat Med 16:857-66. 2013
    ..Little is known about what patients and physicians value in end-of-life care, or how these groups would craft a health plan for those with advanced cancer...
  22. 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...
  23. 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...
  24. ncbi request reprint The accuracy of medicare claims data in identifying Alzheimer's disease
    Donald H Taylor
    Center for Health Policy, Law and Management, Terry Sanford Institute of Public Policy, Duke University, 122 Old Chemistry Building, Box 90253, Durham, NC 27708, USA
    J Clin Epidemiol 55:929-37. 2002
    ..The data indicate that at least 3 consecutive years of physician supplier and physician outpatient claim files should be used to identify Medicare beneficiaries with AD using Medicare claims...
  25. ncbi request reprint Characterizing hospice discharge patterns in a nationally representative sample of the elderly, 1993-2000
    Donald H Taylor
    Terry Sanford Institute of Public Policy, Duke University, Durham, NC 27708, USA
    Am J Hosp Palliat Care 25:9-15. 2008
    ..After controlling for survival time, costs per day survived are similar for all groups. This study suggests several motivations for being discharged alive that are worthy of more research...
  26. ncbi request reprint Lower extremity physical performance and use of compensatory strategies for mobility
    Helen Hoenig
    Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Service, Division of Geriatrics, Medical Center, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina 27705, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 54:262-9. 2006
    ..To compare measured lower extremity physical performance in the clinic with the methods used to carry out mobility tasks at home and to identify key factors influencing day-to-day task performance...
  27. pmc Racial differences in influenza vaccination among older Americans 1996-2000: longitudinal analysis of the Health and Retirement Study (HRS) and the Asset and Health Dynamics Among the Oldest Old (AHEAD) survey
    Truls Østbye
    Department of Community and Family Medicine, Duke University Medical Center Box 3914, Durham, NC 27710, United States of America
    BMC Public Health 3:41. 2003
    ..Influenza is a common and serious public health problem among the elderly. The influenza vaccine is safe and effective...
  28. pmc What price for-profit hospitals?
    Donald H Taylor
    Terry Sanford Institute of Public Policy, Center for Health Policy, Law and Management, Duke University, Durham, NC 27708, USA
    CMAJ 166:1418-9. 2002
  29. ncbi request reprint Medicare as insurance innovator: the case of hospice
    Donald H Taylor
    Duke University, Sanford School of Public Policy, Durham, NC 27708, USA
    Am J Hosp Palliat Care 30:556-7. 2013
    ..A key question is whether Medicare can again lead a system-wide benefit design effort to improve upon current hospice and palliative care policy. ..
  30. 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)...
  31. ncbi request reprint Alzheimer's disease and the family caregiver: the cost and who pays?
    Donald H Taylor
    Center for Health Policy, Law and Management, Terry Sanford Institute of Public Policy at Duke University, Durham, NC 27708, USA
    N C Med J 66:16-23. 2005
  32. pmc Self-reported financial burden and satisfaction with care among patients with cancer
    Fumiko Chino
    School of Medicine, Duke Cancer Institute, Sanford School of Public Policy, Department of Bioinformatics and Biostatistics, and Center for Learning Health Care, Duke Clinical Research Institute, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, USA
    Oncologist 19:414-20. 2014
    ..Health care-related costs and satisfaction are compelling targets for quality improvement in cancer care delivery; however, little is known about how financial burden affects patient satisfaction...
  33. ncbi request reprint Number of children associated with obesity in middle-aged women and men: results from the health and retirement study
    Haoling H Weng
    Department of Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, USA
    J Womens Health (Larchmt) 13:85-91. 2004
    ..To study associations between number of children and obesity in middle-aged women and men...
  34. 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...
  35. pmc Health insurance and mammography: would a Medicare buy-in take us to universal screening?
    Donald H Taylor
    Duke University, Durham, NC 27708, USA
    Health Serv Res 37:1469-86. 2002
    ..To determine whether health insurance expansions via a Medicare buy-in might plausibly increase mammography screening rates among women aged 50-64...
  36. ncbi request reprint Apolipoprotein E epsilon4 and risk of mortality in African American and white older community residents
    Gerda G Fillenbaum
    Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    Gerontologist 42:381-6. 2002
    ..The goal of this study was to determine whether the epsilon4 allele of apolipoprotein E is predictive of mortality in a community-based sample...
  37. pmc Palliative care needs of patients with cancer living in the community
    Arif H Kamal
    Division of Medical Oncology, Department of Medicine Duke Cancer Care Research Program, Duke Cancer Institute, Duke University Medical Center Sanford Institute of Public Policy, Duke University, Durham Four Seasons, Flat Rock Department of Health Policy and Management, Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC
    J Oncol Pract 7:382-8. 2011
    ..This article describes the current palliative care needs of a population of community-dwelling patients with advanced cancer who are not yet ready for transition to hospice...
  38. ncbi request reprint Equal division of estates and the exchange motive
    Edward C Norton
    Department of Health Policy and Administration, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, 27599 7411, USA
    J Aging Soc Policy 17:63-82. 2005
    ..The models control for selection, because many decedents do not file a record in probate court...
  39. 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...
  40. ncbi request reprint The impact of own and spouse's urinary incontinence on depressive symptoms
    Nancy H Fultz
    Institute for Research on Women and Gender, University of Michigan, G135C Lane Hall, 204 South State St, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 1290, USA
    Soc Sci Med 60:2537-48. 2005
    ..Our findings also suggest the importance of considering the patient's mental health within a wider context, particularly including the physical and mental health of the patient's spouse...
  41. ncbi request reprint Outcomes of states' scholarship, loan repayment, and related programs for physicians
    Donald E Pathman
    Cecil G Sheps Center for Health Services Research, UNC Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599, USA
    Med Care 42:560-8. 2004
    ....