Samuel H Zuvekas

Summary

Affiliation: Food and Drug Administration
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Mental health and family out-of-pocket expenditure burdens
    Samuel H Zuvekas
    Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD, USA
    Med Care Res Rev 67:194-212. 2010
  2. doi request reprint Self-rated mental health and racial/ethnic disparities in mental health service use
    Samuel H Zuvekas
    Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, Maryland 20850, USA
    Med Care 46:915-23. 2008
  3. ncbi request reprint Explaining racial and ethnic disparities in health care
    James B Kirby
    Center for Cost, Financing and Access Trends, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, Maryland 20850, USA
    Med Care 44:I64-72. 2006
  4. doi request reprint State variations in the out-of-pocket spending burden for outpatient mental health treatment
    Samuel H Zuvekas
    Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, in Rockville, Maryland, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 28:713-22. 2009
  5. pmc Stimulant medication use in children: a 12-year perspective
    Samuel H Zuvekas
    Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD, USA
    Am J Psychiatry 169:160-6. 2012
  6. pmc Validating household reports of health care use in the medical expenditure panel survey
    Samuel H Zuvekas
    Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD 20850, USA
    Health Serv Res 44:1679-700. 2009
  7. ncbi request reprint The impacts of mental health parity and managed care in one large employer group: a reexamination
    Samuel H Zuvekas
    Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 24:1668-71. 2005
  8. doi request reprint Validity of reported Medicare Part D enrollment in the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey
    Steven C Hill
    Center for Financing, Access and Cost Trends, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, 540 Gaither Rd, Rockville, MD 20850, USA
    Med Care Res Rev 69:737-50. 2012
  9. ncbi request reprint Does capitation matter? Impacts on access, use, and quality
    Samuel H Zuvekas
    Center for Financing, Access and Cost Trends, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, 540 Gaither Road, Rockville, MD 20850, USA
    Inquiry 41:316-35. 2004
  10. ncbi request reprint Accuracy of Medicare expenditures in the medical expenditure panel survey
    Samuel H Zuvekas
    Center for Financing, Access and Cost Trends, The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD 20850, USA
    Inquiry 46:92-108. 2009

Detail Information

Publications22

  1. doi request reprint Mental health and family out-of-pocket expenditure burdens
    Samuel H Zuvekas
    Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD, USA
    Med Care Res Rev 67:194-212. 2010
    ..Most of the burden was due to other medical conditions and lower average incomes among families with mental health problems...
  2. doi request reprint Self-rated mental health and racial/ethnic disparities in mental health service use
    Samuel H Zuvekas
    Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, Maryland 20850, USA
    Med Care 46:915-23. 2008
    ..In addition, mental health service use is lower among members of minority communities, compared with non-Hispanic whites...
  3. ncbi request reprint Explaining racial and ethnic disparities in health care
    James B Kirby
    Center for Cost, Financing and Access Trends, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, Maryland 20850, USA
    Med Care 44:I64-72. 2006
    ..We build on this previous research by incorporating additional factors such as attitudes about health care and neighborhood characteristics, as well as separately analyzing different Hispanic subgroups...
  4. doi request reprint State variations in the out-of-pocket spending burden for outpatient mental health treatment
    Samuel H Zuvekas
    Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, in Rockville, Maryland, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 28:713-22. 2009
    ..Other policy measures, designed to expand and improve health insurance coverage or reduce racial/ethnic disparities, could have a more profound impact...
  5. pmc Stimulant medication use in children: a 12-year perspective
    Samuel H Zuvekas
    Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD, USA
    Am J Psychiatry 169:160-6. 2012
    ..The authors examined the utilization of stimulant medications for the treatment of ADHD in U.S. children during the period 1996–2008 to determine trends by age, sex, race/ethnicity, family income, and geographic region...
  6. pmc Validating household reports of health care use in the medical expenditure panel survey
    Samuel H Zuvekas
    Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD 20850, USA
    Health Serv Res 44:1679-700. 2009
    ..The Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) is a widely used nationally representative survey of health care use and expenditures. Numerous studies raise concerns that use is underreported in household surveys...
  7. ncbi request reprint The impacts of mental health parity and managed care in one large employer group: a reexamination
    Samuel H Zuvekas
    Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 24:1668-71. 2005
    ..Using multivariate panel data methods, we now suggest that secular trends were largely responsible for this increase...
  8. doi request reprint Validity of reported Medicare Part D enrollment in the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey
    Steven C Hill
    Center for Financing, Access and Cost Trends, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, 540 Gaither Rd, Rockville, MD 20850, USA
    Med Care Res Rev 69:737-50. 2012
    ..Thus, behavioral analyses are largely unaffected by misreporting...
  9. ncbi request reprint Does capitation matter? Impacts on access, use, and quality
    Samuel H Zuvekas
    Center for Financing, Access and Cost Trends, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, 540 Gaither Road, Rockville, MD 20850, USA
    Inquiry 41:316-35. 2004
    ..Capitation by itself may increase access to consumers' usual sources of care, improve primary preventive care, and reduce coordination, but estimates with GMM were not statistically significant...
  10. ncbi request reprint Accuracy of Medicare expenditures in the medical expenditure panel survey
    Samuel H Zuvekas
    Center for Financing, Access and Cost Trends, The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD 20850, USA
    Inquiry 46:92-108. 2009
    ..Straightforward adjustments to the MEPS expenditure estimates could align them with aggregate sources, such as the National Health Expenditure Accounts, while preserving underlying relationships between expenditures and key correlates...
  11. doi request reprint Paying physicians by capitation: is the past now prologue?
    Samuel H Zuvekas
    Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 29:1661-6. 2010
    ..Given this history, markets that now lack infrastructure to handle physician risk sharing will probably be challenged by current proposals for payment reform, many of which incorporate components of capitation...
  12. ncbi request reprint Implications of the accuracy of MEPS prescription drug data for health services research
    Steven C Hill
    Center for Financing, Access and Cost Trends, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD 20850, USA
    Inquiry 48:242-59. 2011
    ..Behavioral analyses of the determinants of medication use and expenditures were largely unaffected because underreporting cut across most sociodemographic groups...
  13. ncbi request reprint Coverage for mental health treatment: do the gaps still persist?
    Samuel H Zuvekas
    Center for Financing, Access and Cost Trends, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD 20850, USA
    J Ment Health Policy Econ 9:155-63. 2006
    ..However, the rapid rise of managed behavioral health care organizations (MBHOs) may have effectively offset these gains in nominal coverage...
  14. ncbi request reprint Cost shifting under managed behavioral health care
    Samuel H Zuvekas
    Center for Financing Access and Cost Trends, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, 540 Gaither Rd, Rockville, MD 20850, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 58:100-8. 2007
    ..The study examined whether a managed behavioral health care organization (MBHO) shifted treatment costs...
  15. ncbi request reprint Prescription drugs and the changing concentration of health care expenditures
    Samuel H Zuvekas
    Division of Social and Economic Research, Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, Maryland, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 26:249-57. 2007
    ..We discuss the potential implications for current cost containment and reform efforts...
  16. ncbi request reprint Spillover effects of benefit expansions and carve-outs on psychotropic medication use and costs
    Samuel H Zuvekas
    Center for Financing, Access and Cost Trends, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD 20850, USA
    Inquiry 42:86-97. 2005
    ..However, we find evidence that the MBHO may have restrained growth in prescription medication spending...
  17. ncbi request reprint Prescription drugs and the changing patterns of treatment for mental disorders, 1996-2001
    Samuel H Zuvekas
    Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, Maryland, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 24:195-205. 2005
    ..Prescription drug spending increased at a real rate of almost 20 percent a year. About one-third of this increase came from more MH/SA medication users and two-thirds from higher costs per user...
  18. ncbi request reprint Pathways to access: health insurance, the health care delivery system, and racial/ethnic disparities, 1996-1999
    Samuel H Zuvekas
    Center for Cost and Financing Studies, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, Maryland, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 22:139-53. 2003
    ..Much of existing disparities remains unexplained, presenting a challenge to developing policies to eliminate them...
  19. ncbi request reprint A guide to comparing health care expenditures in the 1996 MEPS to the 1987 NMES
    Samuel H Zuvekas
    Division of Social and Economic Research, Center for Cost and Financing Studies, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD 20852, USA
    Inquiry 39:76-86. 2002
    ..We present several examples of the application of this method that illustrate the importance of the adjustments for analyses of trends in health care spending...
  20. ncbi request reprint National estimates of antidepressant medication use among U.S. children, 1997-2002
    Benedetto Vitiello
    Child and Adolescent Treatment and Preventive Intervention Research Branch, National Institute of Mental Health, Bethesda, MD, USA
    J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry 45:271-9. 2006
    ..3%) and 1996 (1.0%). The aim of this study was to determine whether pediatric use of antidepressants continued to rise at a national level during the period 1997-2002...
  21. ncbi request reprint Global self-rated mental health: associations with other mental health measures and with role functioning
    John A Fleishman
    Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, 540 Gaither Road, Rockville, MD 20850, USA
    Med Care 45:602-9. 2007
    ..A large body of research shows that global self-rated health is related to important outcome variables. Increasingly, studies also obtain a single global self-rating of mental health, but understanding of what this item measures is limited...
  22. ncbi request reprint The impacts of mental health parity and managed care in one large employer group
    Samuel H Zuvekas
    Center for Cost and Financing Studies, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 21:148-59. 2002
    ..The effect of the parity mandate on access was ambiguous: While treatment prevalence rose nearly 50 percent, similar increases were observed for groups not subject to the mandate...