Bernard Friedman

Summary

Affiliation: Food and Drug Administration
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint The rate and cost of hospital readmissions for preventable conditions
    Bernard Friedman
    Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD 20850, USA
    Med Care Res Rev 61:225-40. 2004
  2. ncbi request reprint Costly hospital readmissions and complex chronic illness
    Bernard Friedman
    Center for Delivery, Organization and Markets, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, 540 Gaither Road, Rockville, MD 20850, USA
    Inquiry 45:408-21. 2008
  3. doi request reprint Do patient safety events increase readmissions?
    Bernard Friedman
    Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, 540 Gaither Road, Rockville, MD 20850, USA
    Med Care 47:583-90. 2009
  4. ncbi request reprint Likelihood of hospital readmission after first discharge: Medicare Advantage vs. fee-for-service patients
    Bernard Friedman
    Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality AHRQ, 540 Gaither Road, Rockville, MD 20850, USA
    Inquiry 49:202-13. 2012
  5. doi request reprint Annual report on health care for children and youth in the United States: focus on trends in hospital use and quality
    Bernard Friedman
    Department of Health and Human Services, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, Maryland 20850, USA
    Acad Pediatr 11:263-79. 2011
  6. doi request reprint Do Medicare Advantage enrollees tend to be admitted to hospitals with better or worse outcomes compared with fee-for-service enrollees?
    Bernard Friedman
    Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, 540 Gaither Road, Rockville, MD 20850, USA
    Int J Health Care Finance Econ 10:171-85. 2010
  7. ncbi request reprint Preventable hospitalization and medicaid managed care: does race matter?
    Jayasree Basu
    Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, USA
    J Health Care Poor Underserved 17:101-15. 2006
  8. pmc Managed care and preventable hospitalization among Medicaid adults
    Jayasree Basu
    Center for Primary Care, Prevention, and Clinical Partnerships, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, 540 Gaither Road, Rockville, MD 20850, USA
    Health Serv Res 39:489-510. 2004
  9. pmc Racial/ethnic disparities in potentially preventable readmissions: the case of diabetes
    H Joanna Jiang
    Center for Delivery, Organization and Markets, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, 540 Gaither Rd, Rockville, MD 20850, USA
    Am J Public Health 95:1561-7. 2005
  10. ncbi request reprint New evidence on hospital profitability by payer group and the effects of payer generosity
    Bernard Friedman
    Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, RAND, Deloitte Consulting, Division of Health Care Finance and Policy of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, USA
    Int J Health Care Finance Econ 4:231-46. 2004

Detail Information

Publications22

  1. ncbi request reprint The rate and cost of hospital readmissions for preventable conditions
    Bernard Friedman
    Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD 20850, USA
    Med Care Res Rev 61:225-40. 2004
    ..Interventions to reduce cost might focus on identifying high-risk patients before discharge and devising new approaches to follow-up...
  2. ncbi request reprint Costly hospital readmissions and complex chronic illness
    Bernard Friedman
    Center for Delivery, Organization and Markets, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, 540 Gaither Road, Rockville, MD 20850, USA
    Inquiry 45:408-21. 2008
    ..The study's methods and descriptive data potentially could be useful for health plans and their sponsors (employers, government) when they design strategies to address the high cost of complex chronic illness...
  3. doi request reprint Do patient safety events increase readmissions?
    Bernard Friedman
    Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, 540 Gaither Road, Rockville, MD 20850, USA
    Med Care 47:583-90. 2009
    ..The effects of safety events on readmissions have rarely been analyzed. Large, all-payer and all-diagnosis databases permit new tests. This study will simultaneously test the effects of safety events on risks of deaths and readmission...
  4. ncbi request reprint Likelihood of hospital readmission after first discharge: Medicare Advantage vs. fee-for-service patients
    Bernard Friedman
    Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality AHRQ, 540 Gaither Road, Rockville, MD 20850, USA
    Inquiry 49:202-13. 2012
    ..Analytical methods to adjust for self-selection into particular plans or plan types should be considered when possible...
  5. doi request reprint Annual report on health care for children and youth in the United States: focus on trends in hospital use and quality
    Bernard Friedman
    Department of Health and Human Services, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, Maryland 20850, USA
    Acad Pediatr 11:263-79. 2011
    ..The aim of this study was to describe selected trends in hospital inpatient care for children between 2000 and 2007...
  6. doi request reprint Do Medicare Advantage enrollees tend to be admitted to hospitals with better or worse outcomes compared with fee-for-service enrollees?
    Bernard Friedman
    Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, 540 Gaither Road, Rockville, MD 20850, USA
    Int J Health Care Finance Econ 10:171-85. 2010
    ..With that proviso, the study justifies informing Medicare beneficiaries about the mortality and safety outcome measures for hospitals being used by a MA plan compared to hospitals used by FFS enrollees...
  7. ncbi request reprint Preventable hospitalization and medicaid managed care: does race matter?
    Jayasree Basu
    Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, USA
    J Health Care Poor Underserved 17:101-15. 2006
    ..However, racial/ethnic disparity associated with the risk of preventable hospitalization is significantly lower among Medicaid patients than among private fee-for-service patients...
  8. pmc Managed care and preventable hospitalization among Medicaid adults
    Jayasree Basu
    Center for Primary Care, Prevention, and Clinical Partnerships, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, 540 Gaither Road, Rockville, MD 20850, USA
    Health Serv Res 39:489-510. 2004
    ..The study examines the association between managed care enrollment and preventable hospitalization patterns of adult Medicaid enrollees hospitalized in four states...
  9. pmc Racial/ethnic disparities in potentially preventable readmissions: the case of diabetes
    H Joanna Jiang
    Center for Delivery, Organization and Markets, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, 540 Gaither Rd, Rockville, MD 20850, USA
    Am J Public Health 95:1561-7. 2005
    ..Considerable differences in prevalence of diabetes and management of the disease exist among racial/ethnic groups. We examined the relationship between race/ethnicity and hospital readmissions for diabetes-related conditions...
  10. ncbi request reprint New evidence on hospital profitability by payer group and the effects of payer generosity
    Bernard Friedman
    Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, RAND, Deloitte Consulting, Division of Health Care Finance and Policy of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, USA
    Int J Health Care Finance Econ 4:231-46. 2004
    ..We found significant direct associations but not external effects of payer generosity on the intensity of care...
  11. ncbi request reprint Hospital inpatient costs for adults with multiple chronic conditions
    Bernard Friedman
    Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, USA
    Med Care Res Rev 63:327-46. 2006
    ..Current policies and demonstrations for the Medicare program may not be sufficient to address complex illness...
  12. ncbi request reprint A re-examination of distance as a proxy for severity of illness and the implications for differences in utilization by race/ethnicity
    Jayasree Basu
    Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, USA
    Health Econ 16:687-701. 2007
    ..Published in 2006 by John Wiley & Sons, Ltd...
  13. ncbi request reprint Modifying DRG-PPS to include only diagnoses present on admission: financial implications and challenges
    Chunliu Zhan
    Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Department of Health and Human Services, Rockville, Maryland 20850, USA
    Med Care 45:288-91. 2007
    ..This study used data from 2 states currently coding POA to assess the financial impact if Medicare pays based on POA conditions only and to examine the challenges in implementing POA coding...
  14. doi request reprint Hospital cost and quality performance in relation to market forces: an examination of U.S. community hospitals in the "post-managed care era"
    H Joanna Jiang
    Center for Delivery, Organization and Markets, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, 540 Gaither Road, Rockville, MD, 20850, USA
    Int J Health Care Finance Econ 13:53-71. 2013
    ..Furthermore, these health plans appear to put quality of care on a higher priority than before...
  15. ncbi request reprint Sustaining and improving hospital performance: The effects of organizational and market factors
    H Joanna Jiang
    Center for Delivery, Organization and Markets, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, Maryland, USA
    Health Care Manage Rev 31:188-96. 2006
    ..Achieving high-quality/low-cost performance is also incidentally found to be associated with improved profit margins...
  16. ncbi request reprint Practical options for estimating cost of hospital inpatient stays
    Bernard Friedman
    Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, USA
    J Health Care Finance 29:1-13. 2002
    ..The study supports a practical policy option of releasing grouped c/c ratios attached to discharge records when identity must be masked. Key words: hospital cost, cost to charge ratios, privacy protections...
  17. ncbi request reprint Changes in hospital readmissions for diabetes-related conditions. Differences by payer
    H Joanna Jiang
    Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, Maryland 20850, USA
    Manag Care Interface 21:24-30. 2008
  18. ncbi request reprint Multiple hospitalizations for patients with diabetes
    H Joanna Jiang
    Center for Organization and Delivery Studies, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, Maryland 20852, USA
    Diabetes Care 26:1421-6. 2003
    ..To describe the extent to which hospitalizations for patients with diabetes reflect multiple stays by the same individuals and to examine how multiple hospitalizations vary by patient demographic and socioeconomic characteristics...
  19. ncbi request reprint Primary care, HMO enrollment, and hospitalization for ambulatory care sensitive conditions: a new approach
    Jayasree Basu
    Center for Primary Care Research, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Suite 201, 6010 Executive Boulevard, Rockville, MD 20852, USA
    Med Care 40:1260-9. 2002
    ..To examine the association of primary care availability, HMO enrollment, and other person and location variables with potentially preventable hospitalization for adults in New York State, compared with other types of hospitalization...
  20. ncbi request reprint Medicare payment for selected adverse events: building the business case for investing in patient safety
    Chunliu Zhan
    Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, Maryland, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 25:1386-93. 2006
    ..But these extra payments cover less than a third of the extra costs incurred by hospitals in treating these adverse events. We conclude that both Medicare and hospitals gain financially by improving patient safety...
  21. pmc Hospital utilization, costs, and mortality for adults with multiple chronic conditions, Nationwide Inpatient Sample, 2009
    Claudia A Steiner
    Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project, Center for Delivery, Organization and Markets, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, 540 Gaither Rd, Rockville, MD 20850, USA
    Prev Chronic Dis 10:E62. 2013
    ..Our objective was to provide a national estimate across all payers of the distribution and cost of selected chronic conditions for hospitalized adults in 2009, stratified by demographic characteristics...
  22. ncbi request reprint The use of expensive health technologies in the era of managed care: the remarkable case of neonatal intensive care
    Bernard Friedman
    Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, USA
    J Health Polit Policy Law 27:441-64. 2002
    ..The results also raise questions for a number of regulatory and payment policies and call for better public data on costs and outcomes for NIC...