Courtney H Van Houtven

Summary

Affiliation: Duke University Medical Center
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Informal care and health care use of older adults
    Courtney Harold Van Houtven
    Center for Health Services Research in Primary Care, The Durham Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, 508 Fulton Street, Durham, NC 27705 3897, USA
    J Health Econ 23:1159-80. 2004
  2. ncbi request reprint Is policy well-targeted to remedy financial strain among caregivers of severely injured U.S. service members?
    Courtney Harold Van Houtven
    Center for Health Services Research in Primary Care, Department of Veterans Affairs VA Medical Center, Durham, NC, USA
    Inquiry 49:339-51. 2012
  3. pmc Do nurse-led skill training interventions affect informal caregivers' out-of-pocket expenditures?
    Courtney Harold Van Houtven
    Center of Excellence in Health Services Research in Primary Care, Durham VA, Durham, NC 27705, USA
    Gerontologist 53:60-70. 2013
  4. doi request reprint The effect of informal care on work and wages
    Courtney Harold Van Houtven
    Durham Veterans Administration Medical Center, USA
    J Health Econ 32:240-52. 2013
  5. pmc An organizing framework for informal caregiver interventions: detailing caregiving activities and caregiver and care recipient outcomes to optimize evaluation efforts
    Courtney Harold Van Houtven
    Durham Veterans Affairs Medical Center, NC, USA
    BMC Geriatr 11:77. 2011
  6. pmc Economic burden for informal caregivers of lung and colorectal cancer patients
    Courtney Harold Van Houtven
    Building 16 HSRD, VAMC, 508 Fulton Street 558 152, Durham, NC 27705, USA
    Oncologist 15:883-93. 2010
  7. pmc Informal and formal care infrastructure and perceived need for caregiver training for frail US veterans referred to home and community-based services
    Courtney Harold Van Houtven
    Center of Excellence in Health Services Research and Development in Primary Care, Veterans Administration, Durham VAMC, Durham, NC 27705, USA
    Chronic Illn 6:57-66. 2010
  8. 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
  9. ncbi request reprint Home health care and patterns of subsequent VA and medicare health care utilization for veterans
    Courtney Harold Van Houtven
    Health Services Research and Development in Primary Care, Durham VA Medical Center, Durham, NC 27705, USA
    Gerontologist 48:668-78. 2008
  10. ncbi request reprint Informal care and Medicare expenditures: testing for heterogeneous treatment effects
    Courtney Harold Van Houtven
    Center for Health Services Research in Primary Care, Durham Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Durham, NC 27705, USA
    J Health Econ 27:134-56. 2008

Research Grants

  1. Informal Care of Older Adults and Medicare Expenditures
    COURTNEY VAN HOUTVEN; Fiscal Year: 2003

Detail Information

Publications14

  1. ncbi request reprint Informal care and health care use of older adults
    Courtney Harold Van Houtven
    Center for Health Services Research in Primary Care, The Durham Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, 508 Fulton Street, Durham, NC 27705 3897, USA
    J Health Econ 23:1159-80. 2004
    ..Instrumental variables (IV) estimation controls for the simultaneity of informal and formal care. Informal care reduces home health care use and delays nursing home entry...
  2. ncbi request reprint Is policy well-targeted to remedy financial strain among caregivers of severely injured U.S. service members?
    Courtney Harold Van Houtven
    Center for Health Services Research in Primary Care, Department of Veterans Affairs VA Medical Center, Durham, NC, USA
    Inquiry 49:339-51. 2012
    ..63 times higher of leaving the labor force, and used $27,576 more in assets and/or accumulated debt compared to caregivers of veterans needing little or no assistance...
  3. pmc Do nurse-led skill training interventions affect informal caregivers' out-of-pocket expenditures?
    Courtney Harold Van Houtven
    Center of Excellence in Health Services Research in Primary Care, Durham VA, Durham, NC 27705, USA
    Gerontologist 53:60-70. 2013
    ..The aim of this paper is to understand whether participating in ASSIST significantly changed the out-of-pocket (OOP) costs for family caregivers of Alzheimer's disease (AD) or Parkinson's disease (PD) patients...
  4. doi request reprint The effect of informal care on work and wages
    Courtney Harold Van Houtven
    Durham Veterans Administration Medical Center, USA
    J Health Econ 32:240-52. 2013
    ..These estimates suggest that the opportunity costs to informal care providers are important to consider when making policy recommendations about the design and funding of public long-term care programs...
  5. pmc An organizing framework for informal caregiver interventions: detailing caregiving activities and caregiver and care recipient outcomes to optimize evaluation efforts
    Courtney Harold Van Houtven
    Durham Veterans Affairs Medical Center, NC, USA
    BMC Geriatr 11:77. 2011
    ..In so doing, we characterize what has been measured in the published literature to date and what should be measured in future studies to enable comparisons across interventions and across time...
  6. pmc Economic burden for informal caregivers of lung and colorectal cancer patients
    Courtney Harold Van Houtven
    Building 16 HSRD, VAMC, 508 Fulton Street 558 152, Durham, NC 27705, USA
    Oncologist 15:883-93. 2010
    ..This study quantified the economic burden for informal caregivers of lung cancer (LC) and colorectal cancer (CRC) patients, examining differences by cancer type, phase of disease, stage at diagnosis, patient age, and relationship...
  7. pmc Informal and formal care infrastructure and perceived need for caregiver training for frail US veterans referred to home and community-based services
    Courtney Harold Van Houtven
    Center of Excellence in Health Services Research and Development in Primary Care, Veterans Administration, Durham VAMC, Durham, NC 27705, USA
    Chronic Illn 6:57-66. 2010
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  8. 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...
  9. ncbi request reprint Home health care and patterns of subsequent VA and medicare health care utilization for veterans
    Courtney Harold Van Houtven
    Health Services Research and Development in Primary Care, Durham VA Medical Center, Durham, NC 27705, USA
    Gerontologist 48:668-78. 2008
    ..We also consider crossover between the VA and Medicare...
  10. ncbi request reprint Informal care and Medicare expenditures: testing for heterogeneous treatment effects
    Courtney Harold Van Houtven
    Center for Health Services Research in Primary Care, Durham Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Durham, NC 27705, USA
    J Health Econ 27:134-56. 2008
    ..We find that children are less effective caregivers among recipients who are married. For single elderly, child caregivers are more effective than other types. Gender of a child caregiver does not matter...
  11. pmc Perceived discrimination and reported delay of pharmacy prescriptions and medical tests
    Courtney Harold Van Houtven
    Center for Health Services Research in Primary Care, Durham Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Durham, NC 27705, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 20:578-83. 2005
    ..Access to health care varies according to a person's race and ethnicity. Delaying treatment is one measure of access with important health consequences...
  12. ncbi request reprint Home and community-based waivers for disabled adults: program versus selection effects
    Courtney Harold Van Houtven
    Department of Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, USA
    Inquiry 42:43-59. 2005
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  13. 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...
  14. ncbi request reprint Caregiver psychological distress as a barrier to influenza vaccination among community-dwelling elderly with dementia
    Joshua M Thorpe
    Duke University School of Nursing, Trent Drive, DUMC 3322, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    Med Care 44:713-21. 2006
    ..A secondary aim was to determine whether psychologic distress mediates the relationship between other predisposing, enabling, and medical need variables and vaccination...

Research Grants1

  1. Informal Care of Older Adults and Medicare Expenditures
    COURTNEY VAN HOUTVEN; Fiscal Year: 2003
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