KENNETH MCCONNELL

Summary

Affiliation: Oregon Health and Science University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Management practices and the quality of care in cardiac units
    K John McConnell
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, OR97239, USA
    JAMA Intern Med 173:684-92. 2013
  2. pmc What Oregon's parity law can tell us about the federal Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act and spending on substance abuse treatment services
    K John McConnell
    Oregon Health and Science University, Portland 97239, USA
    Drug Alcohol Depend 124:340-6. 2012
  3. pmc The effect of comprehensive behavioral health parity on choice of provider
    K John McConnell
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, OR 92739, USA
    Med Care 50:527-33. 2012
  4. pmc Behavioral health insurance parity: does Oregon's experience presage the national experience with the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act?
    K John McConnell
    Oregon Health and Science University, USA
    Am J Psychiatry 169:31-8. 2012
  5. pmc Disseminating quality improvement: study protocol for a large cluster-randomized trial
    Andrew R Quanbeck
    Center for Health Enhancement Systems Studies, Industrial and Systems Engineering Department, University of Wisconsin Madison, Madison, WI 53706, USA
    Implement Sci 6:44. 2011
  6. pmc Management practices in substance abuse treatment programs
    K John McConnell
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, OR 97239, USA
    J Subst Abuse Treat 37:79-89. 2009
  7. doi request reprint Changes in the cost and management of emergency department on-call coverage: evidence from a longitudinal statewide survey
    K John McConnell
    Center for Policy and Research in Emergency Medicine, Department of Emergency Medicine, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, OR 97239, USA
    Ann Emerg Med 52:635-642. 2008
  8. pmc Effect of eliminating behavioral health benefits for selected medicaid enrollees
    K John McConnell
    Center for Policy and Research in Emergency Medicine, Department of Emergency Medicine, Oregon Health and Science University, Mail Code CR114, 3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Rd, Portland OR 97239 3098, USA
    Health Serv Res 43:1348-65. 2008
  9. ncbi request reprint The on-call crisis: a statewide assessment of the costs of providing on-call specialist coverage
    K John McConnell
    Center for Policy and Research in Emergency Medicine, Department of Emergency Medicine, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, OR 97239, USA
    Ann Emerg Med 49:727-33, 733.e1-18. 2007
  10. ncbi request reprint What do health savings accounts mean for the emergency department?
    K John McConnell
    Center for Policy and Research in Emergency Medicine, Department of Emergency Medicine, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, OR, USA
    Ann Emerg Med 46:536-40. 2005

Research Grants

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Publications32

  1. doi request reprint Management practices and the quality of care in cardiac units
    K John McConnell
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, OR97239, USA
    JAMA Intern Med 173:684-92. 2013
    ..However, relatively little information exists about how these practices are disseminated in hospitals and whether they are associated with better performance...
  2. pmc What Oregon's parity law can tell us about the federal Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act and spending on substance abuse treatment services
    K John McConnell
    Oregon Health and Science University, Portland 97239, USA
    Drug Alcohol Depend 124:340-6. 2012
    ..The only precedent for this approach is Oregon's 2007 state parity law. This study aims to provide evidence on the effect of comprehensive parity on utilization and expenditures for substance abuse treatment services...
  3. pmc The effect of comprehensive behavioral health parity on choice of provider
    K John McConnell
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, OR 92739, USA
    Med Care 50:527-33. 2012
    ..However, less is known about how parity might affect changes in patients' choice of providers for behavioral health treatment...
  4. pmc Behavioral health insurance parity: does Oregon's experience presage the national experience with the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act?
    K John McConnell
    Oregon Health and Science University, USA
    Am J Psychiatry 169:31-8. 2012
    ..The goal of this study was to estimate the effect of Oregon's parity law on expenditures for mental health and substance abuse treatment services...
  5. pmc Disseminating quality improvement: study protocol for a large cluster-randomized trial
    Andrew R Quanbeck
    Center for Health Enhancement Systems Studies, Industrial and Systems Engineering Department, University of Wisconsin Madison, Madison, WI 53706, USA
    Implement Sci 6:44. 2011
    ..S. It is, to our knowledge, the largest study of organizational change ever conducted in healthcare. The trial seeks to determine the most cost-effective method of disseminating quality improvement in addiction treatment...
  6. pmc Management practices in substance abuse treatment programs
    K John McConnell
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, OR 97239, USA
    J Subst Abuse Treat 37:79-89. 2009
    ..Better management practices were more prevalent among programs with a higher number of competitors in their catchment area...
  7. doi request reprint Changes in the cost and management of emergency department on-call coverage: evidence from a longitudinal statewide survey
    K John McConnell
    Center for Policy and Research in Emergency Medicine, Department of Emergency Medicine, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, OR 97239, USA
    Ann Emerg Med 52:635-642. 2008
    ....
  8. pmc Effect of eliminating behavioral health benefits for selected medicaid enrollees
    K John McConnell
    Center for Policy and Research in Emergency Medicine, Department of Emergency Medicine, Oregon Health and Science University, Mail Code CR114, 3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Rd, Portland OR 97239 3098, USA
    Health Serv Res 43:1348-65. 2008
    ....
  9. ncbi request reprint The on-call crisis: a statewide assessment of the costs of providing on-call specialist coverage
    K John McConnell
    Center for Policy and Research in Emergency Medicine, Department of Emergency Medicine, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, OR 97239, USA
    Ann Emerg Med 49:727-33, 733.e1-18. 2007
    ..The objective of this study is to survey Oregon hospitals about the prevalence and magnitude of stipends for taking emergency call and to assess the ways in which hospitals are limiting services...
  10. ncbi request reprint What do health savings accounts mean for the emergency department?
    K John McConnell
    Center for Policy and Research in Emergency Medicine, Department of Emergency Medicine, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, OR, USA
    Ann Emerg Med 46:536-40. 2005
    ..We note areas that emergency physicians should monitor as health savings accounts become more prominent...
  11. ncbi request reprint Ambulance diversion and lost hospital revenues
    K John McConnell
    Center for Policy and Research in Emergency Medicine, Department of Emergency Medicine, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, OR 97239, USA
    Ann Emerg Med 48:702-10. 2006
    ..We estimate ambulance revenues lost from each hour spent on ambulance diversion at an urban teaching hospital's emergency department (ED) and examine the financial impact of increased ICU capacity, which reduced diversion hours by 63%...
  12. pmc Mortality benefit of transfer to level I versus level II trauma centers for head-injured patients
    K John McConnell
    Center for Policy and Research in Emergency Medicine, Department of Emergency Medicine, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, OR, USA
    Health Serv Res 40:435-57. 2005
    ..To determine whether head-injured patients transferred to level I trauma centers have reduced mortality relative to transfers to level II trauma centers...
  13. ncbi request reprint Outpatient follow-up in today's health care environment
    Daniel A Handel
    Center for Policy and Research in Emergency Medicine, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, OR 97239 3098, USA
    Ann Emerg Med 49:288-92. 2007
  14. ncbi request reprint Changes in access to primary care for Medicaid beneficiaries and the uninsured: the emergency department perspective
    Robert A Lowe
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, 97239 3098, USA
    Am J Emerg Med 24:33-7. 2006
    ..These findings suggest a worrisome reduction in access to medical care for uninsured Oregonians and unstable access for OHP enrollees, especially for behavioral health conditions...
  15. doi request reprint Validation of length of hospital stay as a surrogate measure for injury severity and resource use among injury survivors
    Craig D Newgard
    Center for Policy and Research in Emergency Medicine, Department of Emergency Medicine, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, OR, USA
    Acad Emerg Med 17:142-50. 2010
    ..This project sought to validate LOS as a proxy measure of injury severity and resource use in heterogeneous injury populations...
  16. pmc Injury hospitalization as a marker for emergency medical services use in elderly patients
    Ross J Fleischman
    The Center for Policy and Research in Emergency Medicine, Department of Emergency Medicine, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, OR 97239, USA
    Prehosp Emerg Care 14:425-32. 2010
    ..The elderly utilize emergency medical services (EMS) at a higher rate than younger patients, yet little is known about the influence of injury on subsequent EMS utilization and costs...
  17. doi request reprint Priorities for policy research on treatments for alcohol and drug use disorders
    Dennis McCarty
    Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, OR 97239, USA
    J Subst Abuse Treat 39:87-95. 2010
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  18. ncbi request reprint Seat position and the risk of serious thoracoabdominal injury in lateral motor vehicle crashes
    Craig D Newgard
    Center for Policy and Research in Emergency Medicine, Department of Emergency Medicine, Oregon Health and Science University, 3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Road, mail code CR 114, Portland, OR 97239 3098, USA
    Accid Anal Prev 37:668-74. 2005
    ..However, due to limitations in previous studies, the true association between seat position, side of lateral impact, and thoracoabdominal injury is unclear...
  19. ncbi request reprint Effect of increased ICU capacity on emergency department length of stay and ambulance diversion
    K John McConnell
    Center for Policy and Research in Emergency Medicine, Department of Emergency Medicine, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, OR 97239
    Ann Emerg Med 45:471-8. 2005
    ..Our objective is to determine the changes in ED length of stay and ambulance diversion occurring in an urban, academic medical center after an increase in adult ICU beds...
  20. ncbi request reprint The financing of hospital-based emergency departments
    K John McConnell
    Center for Policy and Research in Emergency Medicine, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, OR, USA
    J Health Care Finance 33:31-52. 2007
    ..We identify perverse payment incentives in terms of quality, efficiency, and broad system goals, and consider how payment incentives can be used to improve patient safety and quality of care...
  21. doi request reprint Community consultation methods in a study using exception to informed consent
    Maria Nelson
    Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, Oregon 97239, USA
    Prehosp Emerg Care 12:417-25. 2008
    ..The most effective means of community consultation is unknown. We evaluated differences in community opinion elicited by varying means of consultation...
  22. doi request reprint Differences in the effectiveness of frontal air bags by body size among adults involved in motor vehicle crashes
    Craig D Newgard
    Center for Policy and Research in Emergency Medicine, Department of Emergency Medicine, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, Oregon 97239 3098, USA
    Traffic Inj Prev 9:432-9. 2008
    ..We sought to assess how occupant body size (measured through height and weight) affects air bag effectiveness in mitigating the risk of serious injury, after adjusting for important crash factors...
  23. ncbi request reprint Productivity enhancement for primary care providers using multicondition care management
    David A Dorr
    Department of Medical Informatics, Oregon Health and Science University, Mailcode BICC, Portland, OR 97239, USA
    Am J Manag Care 13:22-8. 2007
    ..To assess the impact of a multicondition care management system on primary care physician efficiency and productivity...
  24. doi request reprint Impact of Medicaid cutbacks on emergency department use: the Oregon experience
    Robert A Lowe
    Department of Emergency Medicine and Center for Policy and Research in Emergency Medicine, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, OR 97239, USA
    Ann Emerg Med 52:626-634. 2008
    ..We sought to study the impact of these Oregon Health Plan policy changes on statewide emergency department (ED) use...
  25. ncbi request reprint Variability of trauma transfer practices among non-tertiary care hospital emergency departments
    Craig D Newgard
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Center for Policy and Research in Emergency Medicine, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, OR 97239 3098, USA
    Acad Emerg Med 13:746-54. 2006
    ..To assess both the variability of interhospital trauma transfer practices and nonclinical factors associated with the transfer of injured patients from emergency departments (EDs) of non-tertiary care hospitals...
  26. pmc How effective are copayments in reducing expenditures for low-income adult Medicaid beneficiaries? Experience from the Oregon health plan
    Neal T Wallace
    Division of Public Administration, Mark O Hatfield School of Government, Portland State University, P O Box 751, 506 SW Mill Street, Portland, OR 97207 0751, USA
    Health Serv Res 43:515-30. 2008
    ..To determine the impact of introducing copayments on medical care use and expenditures for low-income, adult Medicaid beneficiaries...
  27. ncbi request reprint The benefit of higher level of care transfer of injured patients from nontertiary hospital emergency departments
    Craig D Newgard
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Center for Policy and Research in Emergency Medicine, Oregon Health and Science University, 3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Road, mail code CR 114, Portland, OR 97239 3098, USA
    J Trauma 63:965-71. 2007
    ..We sought to assess whether the transfer of injured patients from nontertiary hospital emergency departments (EDs) is associated with improved survival...
  28. doi request reprint Methamphetamine-related emergency department utilization and cost
    Robert G Hendrickson
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Center for Policy Research in Emergency Medicine, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, OR, USA
    Acad Emerg Med 15:23-31. 2008
    ..To quantify the frequency, cost, and characteristics associated with emergency department (ED) visits that are related to methamphetamine use...
  29. ncbi request reprint How much does emergency department use affect the cost of Medicaid programs?
    Daniel A Handel
    Center for Policy and Research in Emergency Medicine, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, OR, USA
    Ann Emerg Med 51:614-21, 621.e1. 2008
    ..We seek to quantify the absolute and percentage of total Medicaid expenditures associated with outpatient ED visits...
  30. pmc Failure of intimate partner violence screening among patients with substance use disorders
    Esther K Choo
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Rhode Island Hospital, The Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Providence, RI, USA
    Acad Emerg Med 17:886-9. 2010
    ..This study examined the relationship between substance use disorder (SUD) and intimate partner violence (IPV) screening and management practices in the emergency department (ED)...
  31. pmc Cost-efficiency of myocardial contrast echocardiography in patients presenting to the emergency department with chest pain of suspected cardiac origin and a nondiagnostic electrocardiogram
    Jared J Wyrick
    Cardiovascular Division and Department of Emergency Medicine, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, Oregon, USA
    Am J Cardiol 102:649-52. 2008
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  32. ncbi request reprint Guidelines on the cost-effectiveness of larval control programs to reduce dengue transmission in Puerto Rico
    K John McConnell
    Oregon Health and Science University, Department of Emergency Medicine, Portland, Oregon, United States of America
    Rev Panam Salud Publica 14:9-16. 2003
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Research Grants5

  1. Oregon's Parity Law: Comprehensive Parity in Today's Healthcare Environment
    KENNETH MCCONNELL; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Our proposed research will provide insight about the tradeoffs between expanding coverage for mental health and substance abuse disorders and the total cost of care. ..
  2. Oregon's Parity Law: Comprehensive Parity in Today's Healthcare Environment
    KENNETH MCCONNELL; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..Our proposed research will provide insight about the tradeoffs between expanding coverage for mental health and substance abuse disorders and the total cost of care. ..
  3. Management Practices in U.S. Hospitals
    KENNETH JOHN MCCONNELL; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ....