Donald Hugh Taylor

Summary

Affiliation: Duke University Medical Center
Country: USA

Publications

  1. 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
  2. ncbi 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
  3. ncbi 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
  4. ncbi 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
  5. doi 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
  6. ncbi 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
  7. ncbi 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
  8. ncbi 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
  9. 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
  10. pmc Retention of young general practitioners entering the NHS from 1991-1992
    D H Taylor
    Center for Health Policy, Law and Management, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, USA
    Br J Gen Pract 49:277-80. 1999

Research Grants

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Publications38

  1. 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...
  2. ncbi 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...
  3. ncbi 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...
  4. ncbi 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...
  5. doi 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...
  6. ncbi 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
    ....
  7. ncbi 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...
  8. ncbi 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...
  9. 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
  10. pmc Retention of young general practitioners entering the NHS from 1991-1992
    D H Taylor
    Center for Health Policy, Law and Management, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, USA
    Br J Gen Pract 49:277-80. 1999
    ..There are particular concerns about changes in the career trajectory of young GPs and what they mean for overall supply...
  11. pmc Retrospective analysis of census data on general practitioners who qualified in South Asia: who will replace them as they retire?
    D H Taylor
    Center for Health Policy, Law and Management, Box 90253, Duke University, Durham, NC 27708, USA
    BMJ 318:306-10. 1999
    ..To determine the number and geographical distribution of general practitioners in the NHS who qualified medically in South Asia and to project their numbers as they retire...
  12. 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...
  13. ncbi 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
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  14. ncbi The role of smoking and other modifiable lifestyle risk factors in maintaining and restoring lower body mobility in middle-aged and older Americans: results from the HRS and AHEAD. Health and Retirement Study. Asset and Health Dynamics Among the Oldest Ol
    Truls Ostbye
    Department of Community and Family Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27710, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 50:691-9. 2002
    ..To analyze the effect of smoking, smoking cessation, and other modifiable risk factors on mobility in middle-aged and older Americans...
  15. 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...
  16. 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...
  17. ncbi 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...
  18. 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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  19. 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...
  20. doi 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...
  21. 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...
  22. doi 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...
  23. 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...
  24. ncbi 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
  25. 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...
  26. ncbi 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...
  27. 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...
  28. 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)...
  29. 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...
  30. 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...
  31. ncbi A longitudinal study of the effects of tobacco smoking and other modifiable risk factors on ill health in middle-aged and old Americans: results from the Health and Retirement Study and Asset and Health Dynamics among the Oldest Old survey
    Truls Østbye
    Department of Community and Family Medicine, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina 27710, USA
    Prev Med 34:334-45. 2002
    ..e., disability, impaired mobility, health care utilization, and self-reported health)...
  32. ncbi 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...
  33. 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...
  34. ncbi 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...
  35. ncbi 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...
  36. ncbi 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...
  37. ncbi 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
    ....
  38. ncbi 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...

Research Grants8

  1. Palliative Care: Maximizing Patient Preference
    Donald Hugh Taylor; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..The goal of the project is to develop a palliative care benefit that will increase quality of life while minimizing health care costs. ..
  2. PERCEPTION OF RISK AND BEHAVIOR IN THE ELDERLY
    Donald Taylor; Fiscal Year: 1999
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  3. PERCEPTION OF RISK AND BEHAVIOR IN THE ELDERLY
    Donald Taylor; Fiscal Year: 2000
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  4. PERCEPTION OF RISK AND BEHAVIOR IN THE ELDERLY
    Donald Taylor; Fiscal Year: 2001
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  5. Until Death Do Us Part: Careers of Caregiving Wives
    Donald Taylor; Fiscal Year: 2004
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  6. Until Death Do Us Part: Careers of Caregiving Wives
    Donald Taylor; Fiscal Year: 2005
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  7. Until Death Do Us Part: Careers of Caregiving Wives
    Donald Taylor; Fiscal Year: 2006
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  8. Palliative Care: Maximizing Patient Preference and Cost Savings
    Donald Taylor; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..The goal of the project is to develop a palliative care benefit that will increase quality of life while minimizing health care costs. ..