Lynn Blewett

Summary

Affiliation: University of Minnesota
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Health reform and the US Virgin Islands: high-need-limited impact
    Lynn A Blewett
    State Health Access Data Assistance Center, Division of Health Policy and Management, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis 55414, USA
    J Public Health Manag Pract 19:393-401. 2013
  2. pmc Use of the integrated health interview series: trends in medical provider utilization (1972-2008)
    Mike Davern
    School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, State Health Access Data Assistance Center SHADAC, 2221 University Ave, Suite 345, Minneapolis, MN 55414, USA
    Epidemiol Perspect Innov 9:2. 2012
  3. pmc When a usual source of care and usual provider matter: adult prevention and screening services
    Lynn A Blewett
    School of Public Health, Division of Health Policy and Management, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 23:1354-60. 2008
  4. doi request reprint Measuring adequacy of coverage for the privately insured: new state estimates to monitor trends in health insurance coverage
    Lynn A Blewett
    University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55414, USA
    Med Care Res Rev 66:167-80. 2009
  5. doi request reprint Improving geriatric transitional care through inter-professional care teams
    Lynn A Blewett
    University of Minnesota, School of Public Health, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA
    J Eval Clin Pract 16:57-63. 2010
  6. ncbi request reprint Employment and health insurance coverage for rural Latino populations
    Lynn A Blewett
    Division of Health Services Research and Policy, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA
    J Community Health 30:181-95. 2005
  7. pmc Immigrant children's access to health care: differences by global region of birth
    Lynn A Blewett
    University of Minnesota, School of Public Health, Division of Health Policy and Management, USA
    J Health Care Poor Underserved 21:13-31. 2010
  8. ncbi request reprint Covering kids: variation in health insurance coverage trends by state, 1996-2002
    Lynn A Blewett
    Division of Health Services Research and Policy, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 23:170-80. 2004
  9. ncbi request reprint Improving access to primary care for a growing Latino population: the role of safety net providers in the rural Midwest
    Lynn A Blewett
    Division of Health Services Research and Policy, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55414, USA
    J Rural Health 20:237-45. 2004
  10. pmc State efforts to measure the health care safety net
    Lynn A Blewett
    State Health Access Data Assistance Center SHADAC, Division of Health Services Research and Policy, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, USA
    Public Health Rep 119:125-35. 2004

Research Grants

  1. Integrated Health Interview Series
    Lynn Blewett; Fiscal Year: 2004
  2. Integrated Health Interview Series
    Lynn Blewett; Fiscal Year: 2005
  3. Integrated Health Interview Series
    Lynn Blewett; Fiscal Year: 2006
  4. Integrated Health Interview Series
    Lynn Blewett; Fiscal Year: 2007
  5. Integrated Health Interview Series Renewal
    Lynn Blewett; Fiscal Year: 2009
  6. Integrated Health Interview Series Renewal
    Lynn A Blewett; Fiscal Year: 2010

Detail Information

Publications40

  1. ncbi request reprint Health reform and the US Virgin Islands: high-need-limited impact
    Lynn A Blewett
    State Health Access Data Assistance Center, Division of Health Policy and Management, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis 55414, USA
    J Public Health Manag Pract 19:393-401. 2013
    ....
  2. pmc Use of the integrated health interview series: trends in medical provider utilization (1972-2008)
    Mike Davern
    School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, State Health Access Data Assistance Center SHADAC, 2221 University Ave, Suite 345, Minneapolis, MN 55414, USA
    Epidemiol Perspect Innov 9:2. 2012
    ..This paper describes the challenges of working with the NHIS and how the IHIS reduces such burdens. To demonstrate one potential use of the IHIS we examine utilization patterns in the U.S. from 1972-2008...
  3. pmc When a usual source of care and usual provider matter: adult prevention and screening services
    Lynn A Blewett
    School of Public Health, Division of Health Policy and Management, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 23:1354-60. 2008
    ....
  4. doi request reprint Measuring adequacy of coverage for the privately insured: new state estimates to monitor trends in health insurance coverage
    Lynn A Blewett
    University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55414, USA
    Med Care Res Rev 66:167-80. 2009
    ..9% of privately insured children and 7.8% of privately insured adults. Out-of-pocket spending relative to income is an important indicator of access to care and should be monitored at the state level...
  5. doi request reprint Improving geriatric transitional care through inter-professional care teams
    Lynn A Blewett
    University of Minnesota, School of Public Health, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA
    J Eval Clin Pract 16:57-63. 2010
    ..The aim of this study was to examine the impact of the use of an inter-professional care team on patient length of stay and payer charges in a geriatric transitional care unit...
  6. ncbi request reprint Employment and health insurance coverage for rural Latino populations
    Lynn A Blewett
    Division of Health Services Research and Policy, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA
    J Community Health 30:181-95. 2005
    ..Lack of adequate coverage will have an impact on the income, resources, and day-to-day activities of physicians, hospitals and traditional safety net providers...
  7. pmc Immigrant children's access to health care: differences by global region of birth
    Lynn A Blewett
    University of Minnesota, School of Public Health, Division of Health Policy and Management, USA
    J Health Care Poor Underserved 21:13-31. 2010
    ..Uninsured immigrant children had 6.5 times higher odds of delayed care compared with insured immigrant children...
  8. ncbi request reprint Covering kids: variation in health insurance coverage trends by state, 1996-2002
    Lynn A Blewett
    Division of Health Services Research and Policy, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 23:170-80. 2004
    ..We provide an overview of state outreach and administrative simplification efforts and raise concerns about the persistent variation in children's health insurance coverage across states...
  9. ncbi request reprint Improving access to primary care for a growing Latino population: the role of safety net providers in the rural Midwest
    Lynn A Blewett
    Division of Health Services Research and Policy, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55414, USA
    J Rural Health 20:237-45. 2004
    ..Many rural Midwestern communities are experiencing rapid growth in Latino populations with low rates of health insurance coverage, limited financial resources, language and cultural differences, and special health care needs...
  10. pmc State efforts to measure the health care safety net
    Lynn A Blewett
    State Health Access Data Assistance Center SHADAC, Division of Health Services Research and Policy, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, USA
    Public Health Rep 119:125-35. 2004
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  11. pmc State high-risk pools: an update on the Minnesota Comprehensive Health Association
    Lynn A Blewett
    State Health Access Data Assistance Center and the School of Public Health, Division of Health Policy and Management, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55414, USA
    Am J Public Health 101:231-7. 2011
    ..We also considered the role and future of high-risk pools in light of national health care finance reform...
  12. ncbi request reprint The role of the private sector in monitoring health care quality and patient safety
    Lynn A Blewett
    Division of Health Services Research and Policy, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, USA
    Jt Comm J Qual Saf 29:425-33. 2003
    ..However, the role of the private sector in a national quality monitoring system remains largely underdeveloped...
  13. pmc Local access to care programs (LACPs): new developments in the access to care for the uninsured
    Lynn A Blewett
    State Health Access Data Assistance Center, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis MN 55455, USA
    Milbank Q 86:459-79. 2008
    ..Although these programs have been largely overlooked in health services research and health policy, they are becoming an important local supplement to the historically overburdened safety net...
  14. ncbi request reprint State variation in SCHIP allocations: how much is there, what are its sources, and can it be reduced?
    Michael Davern
    State Health Access Data Assistance Center, Division of Health Services Research and Policy, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis 55414, USA
    Inquiry 40:184-97. 2003
    ..Obtaining reliable estimates of need for SCHIP allocations is critical for states dependent on federal support for insurance programs...
  15. pmc Are the Current Population Survey uninsurance estimates too high? An examination of the imputation process
    Michael Davern
    Division of Health Policy and Management, University of Minnesota, School of Public Health, 2221 University Avenue, S E, Minneapolis, MN, USA
    Health Serv Res 42:2038-55. 2007
    ..S. Census Bureau produces bias in the estimates of health insurance coverage in the Current Population Survey's (CPS) Annual Social and Economic Supplement (ASEC)...
  16. pmc Meeting the need for state-level estimates of health insurance coverage: use of State and Federal survey data
    Lynn A Blewett
    Division of Health Services Research and Policy, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, SHADAC, 2221 University Ave SE, Ste 345, Minneapolis, MN 55414, USA
    Health Serv Res 41:946-75. 2006
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  17. ncbi request reprint Hospital provision of uncompensated care and public program enrollment
    Lynn A Blewett
    University of Minnesota, USA
    Med Care Res Rev 60:509-27. 2003
    ..6 million in hospital uncompensated care costs. Efforts to evaluate access expansions should take into account the costs of the program and the savings associated with reductions in hospital uncompensated care...
  18. doi request reprint Immigration and selected indicators of health status and healthcare utilization among the Chinese
    Chiu Fang Chou
    State Health Access Data Assistance Center, Division of Health Policy and Management, University of Minnesota, School of Public Health, 2221 University Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414, USA
    J Immigr Minor Health 12:470-9. 2010
    ..6; 95% CI = 1.1-2.5). Our results suggest that those who migrate have better health profiles than those who do not migrate. However, recent Chinese immigrants were not significantly different than U.S.-born Chinese...
  19. pmc Counting uninsurance and means-tested coverage in the American community survey: a comparison to the current population survey
    Michel Boudreaux
    University of Minnesota, 2221 University Ave SE, Suite 345, Minneapolis, MN 55414, USA
    Health Serv Res 46:210-31. 2011
    ..To compare health insurance coverage estimates from the American Community Survey (ACS) to the Current Population Survey (CPS-ASEC)...
  20. pmc The American Community Survey and health insurance coverage estimates: possibilities and challenges for health policy researchers
    Michael Davern
    Division of Health Policy and Management, School of Public Health, SHADAC University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55414, USA
    Health Serv Res 44:593-605. 2009
    ..To introduce the American Community Survey (ACS) and its measure of health insurance coverage to researchers and policy makers...
  21. doi request reprint Persistent disparities in health insurance coverage: Hispanic children, 1996 to 2005
    Alissa Van Wie
    Division of Health Policy and Management, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55414, USA
    J Health Care Poor Underserved 19:1181-91. 2008
    ..To identify how health insurance coverage trends changed for Hispanic children between 1996 and 2005...
  22. pmc The importance of geographic data aggregation in assessing disparities in American Indian prenatal care
    Pamela Jo Johnson
    State Health Access Data Assistance Center, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, and Center for Healthcare Innovation, Allina Hospitals and Clinics, 2925 Chicago Ave, Mail Route 10105, Minneapolis, MN 55407, USA
    Am J Public Health 100:122-8. 2010
    ..We sought to determine whether aggregate national data for American Indians/Alaska Natives (AIANs) mask geographic variation and substantial subnational disparities in prenatal care utilization...
  23. pmc American Indian/Alaska Native uninsurance disparities: a comparison of 3 surveys
    Pamela Jo Johnson
    State Health Access Data Assistance Center, Division of Health Policy and Management, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, USA
    Am J Public Health 100:1972-9. 2010
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  24. pmc Disparities in public use data availability for race, ethnic, and immigrant groups: national surveys for healthcare disparities research
    Pamela Jo Johnson
    Division of Health Policy and Management, State Health Access Data Assistance Center, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, USA
    Med Care 48:1122-7. 2010
    ..Importantly, publicly available data on healthcare coverage and access are needed for disparities populations defined by race, ethnicity, or immigrant group (REI)...
  25. doi request reprint Access to health care and voting behavior in the United States
    Jeanette Kane Ziegenfuss
    Division of Health Policy and Management, University of Minnesota School of Public Health, USA
    J Health Care Poor Underserved 19:731-42. 2008
    ..In 2004, Democratic candidates were favored by this group, which is likely to be a constituency that both parties will try to capture in future elections...
  26. ncbi request reprint Health care needs of the growing Latino population in rural America: focus group findings in one midwestern state
    Lynn A Blewett
    Division of Health Services Research and Policy, University of Minnesota, School of Public Health, 420 Delaware Street SE, MMC 729, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA
    J Rural Health 19:33-41. 2003
    ..We recommend several policy options including premium subsidies for low-wage jobs, community-based enrollment specialists for public programs, and continued research and data collection to monitor change and progress...
  27. pmc Providing health care to Latino immigrants: community-based efforts in the rural midwest
    Michelle M Casey
    University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center, 2221 University Ave SE, Suite 112, Minneapolis, MN 55414, USA
    Am J Public Health 94:1709-11. 2004
    ..Targeted safety net funding would help meet Latino health care needs in rural communities with limited resources...
  28. ncbi request reprint Monitoring the uninsured: a state policy perspective
    Lynn A Blewett
    Division of Health Services Research and Policy, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, USA
    J Health Polit Policy Law 29:107-45. 2004
    ..We recommend that national and state efforts be better coordinated to facilitate efficient use of resources to achieve good state-level date...
  29. ncbi request reprint Unstable inferences? An examination of complex survey sample design adjustments using the Current Population Survey for health services research
    Michael Davern
    School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, 2221 University Ave, S E, Suite 345, Minneapolis, MN 55414, USA
    Inquiry 43:283-97. 2006
    ..g., pseudo-primary sampling units) as other federal government surveys do. This is essential to make appropriate inferences using the ASEC data regarding statistical significance and estimate variance for health policy analysis...
  30. ncbi request reprint Estimates of health insurance coverage: comparing state surveys with the current population survey
    Kathleen Thiede Call
    School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 26:269-78. 2007
    ..This paper compares state survey and CPS estimates of uninsurance, highlights key reasons for these differences, and discusses the policy implications of this persistent discrepancy...
  31. ncbi request reprint Estimating regression standard errors with data from the Current Population Survey's public use file
    Michael Davern
    School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55414, USA
    Inquiry 44:211-24. 2007
    ..However, it is essential that users of CPS ASEC data do not simply choose any available method since three of the methods commonly used for adjusting for the complex sample design produce substantially different estimates...
  32. ncbi request reprint National health data warehouse: issues to consider
    Lynn A Blewett
    Division of Health Services Research and Policy, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, USA
    J Healthc Inf Manag 18:52-8. 2004
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  33. ncbi request reprint Telephone service interruption weighting adjustments for state health insurance surveys
    Michael Davern
    State Health Access Data Assistance Center, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, 2221 University Ave, Suite 345, Minneapolis, MN 55414, USA
    Inquiry 41:280-90. 2004
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  34. ncbi request reprint Distributing State Children's Health Insurance Program funds: a critical review of the design and implementation of the funding formula
    Lynn A Blewett
    University of Minnesota, USA
    J Health Polit Policy Law 32:415-55. 2007
    ..The analyst's role is to continually review current research standards, data quality, and relevant formula inputs and make recommendations to refine federal funding formulas to better target resources to their intended populations...
  35. pmc Health care coverage and the health care industry
    Chiu Fang Chou
    Division of Health Policy and Management, State Health Access Data Assistance Center, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, 2221 University Ave SE, Suite 345, Minneapolis, MN 55414, USA
    Am J Public Health 99:2282-8. 2009
    ..We examined rates of uninsurance among workers in the US health care workforce by health care industry subtype and workforce category...
  36. ncbi request reprint How much health insurance is enough? Revisiting the concept of underinsurance
    Lynn A Blewett
    University of Minnesota, USA
    Med Care Res Rev 63:663-700. 2006
    ..We recommend a national effort to develop a consistent approach to monitor changes in the economic and structural dimensions of health insurance coverage with a concerted effort to define and measure underinsurance...
  37. pmc Four decades of population health data: the integrated health interview series as an epidemiologic resource
    Pamela Jo Johnson
    Division of Health Policy and Management, University of Minnesota and bMinnesota Population Center, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55414, USA
    Epidemiology 19:872-5. 2008
    ..The Integrated Health Interview Series enhances the value of NHIS data for researchers by allowing them to make consistent comparisons across 4 decades of dramatic changes in health status, health behavior, and healthcare...
  38. ncbi request reprint Politics of prevention: expanding prevention benefits in the Medicare program
    Susan Bartlett Foote
    Division of Health Services Research and Policy, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, 420 Delaware Street, S E, MMC 729, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55455 0392, USA
    J Public Health Policy 24:26-40. 2003
    ..We conclude with a discussion of policy options to improve access to an appropriate range of evidence-based preventive services in Medicare within the context of new technology innovation and rising health care costs...
  39. pmc Geographic variation in the use of post-acute care
    Robert L Kane
    University of Minnesota School of Public Health, Minneapolis 55455, USA
    Health Serv Res 37:667-82. 2002
    ..To assess the extent and consistency of geographic differences in the use of post-acute care (PAC), and the stability of this pattern of variation...
  40. ncbi request reprint Management tools for Medicaid and State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP)
    W Pete Welch
    Center for Health Care Policy and Evaluation, CHCPE, UnitedHealth Group, Eden Prairie, Minn, USA
    J Ambul Care Manage 29:272-82. 2006
    ..3) The analysis of pharmacy claims data appears widespread. The article also describes "lessons learned" regarding building capacity and improving data to support the implementation of management tools...

Research Grants7

  1. Integrated Health Interview Series
    Lynn Blewett; Fiscal Year: 2004
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  2. Integrated Health Interview Series
    Lynn Blewett; Fiscal Year: 2005
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  3. Integrated Health Interview Series
    Lynn Blewett; Fiscal Year: 2006
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  4. Integrated Health Interview Series
    Lynn Blewett; Fiscal Year: 2007
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  5. Integrated Health Interview Series Renewal
    Lynn Blewett; Fiscal Year: 2009
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  6. Integrated Health Interview Series Renewal
    Lynn A Blewett; Fiscal Year: 2010
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