Susan Ettner

Summary

Affiliation: University of California
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Educational disparities in health behaviors among patients with diabetes: the Translating Research Into Action for Diabetes (TRIAD) Study
    Andrew J Karter
    Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente, Oakland, CA, USA
    BMC Public Health 7:308. 2007
  2. pmc Performance of statistical models to predict mental health and substance abuse cost
    Maria Montez-Rath
    Boston University School of Public Health, Department of Biostatistics, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    BMC Med Res Methodol 6:53. 2006
  3. pmc Patient-provider communication regarding drug costs in Medicare Part D beneficiaries with diabetes: a TRIAD Study
    Julie A Schmittdiel
    Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente, Oakland, CA, USA
    BMC Health Serv Res 10:164. 2010
  4. ncbi request reprint Risk adjustment of capitation payments to behavioral health care carve-outs: how well do existing methodologies account for psychiatric disability?
    S L Ettner
    Division of General Internal Medicine and Health Services Research, UCLA Department of Medicine 90095, USA
    Health Care Manag Sci 3:159-69. 2000
  5. ncbi request reprint Do adjusted clinical groups eliminate incentives for HMOs to avoid substance abusers? Evidence from the Maryland Medicaid HealthChoice program
    Susan L Ettner
    UCLA Department of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine and Health Services Research, 911 Broxton Plaza, Room 106, Box 951736, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1736, USA
    J Behav Health Serv Res 30:63-77. 2003
  6. ncbi request reprint How did the introduction of managed care for the uninsured in Iowa affect the use of substance abuse services?
    Susan L Ettner
    UCLA Department of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine, Health Services Research, 911 Broxton Plaza, Room 106, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
    J Behav Health Serv Res 30:26-40. 2003
  7. pmc Entering and exiting the Medicare part D coverage gap: role of comorbidities and demographics
    Susan L Ettner
    Division of General Internal Medicine and Health Services Research, Department of Medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, 911 Broxton Plaza, Los Angeles, CA 90024, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 25:568-74. 2010
  8. pmc Investing time in health: do socioeconomically disadvantaged patients spend more or less extra time on diabetes self-care?
    Susan L Ettner
    Division of General Internal Medicine and Health Services Research, Department of Medicine, University of California Los Angeles, 911 Broxton Plaza, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
    Health Econ 18:645-63. 2009
  9. doi request reprint Triply-diagnosed patients in the HIV/AIDS Treatment Adherence, Health Outcomes and Cost Study: patterns of home care use
    Susan L Ettner
    Division of General Internal Medicine and Health Services Research, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    AIDS Care 20:1177-89. 2008
  10. ncbi request reprint An alternative approach to reducing the costs of patient care? A controlled trial of the multi-disciplinary doctor-nurse practitioner (MDNP) model
    Susan L Ettner
    School of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine and Health Services Research, UCLA School of Medicine, 911 Broxton Plaza, Room 106, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
    Med Decis Making 26:9-17. 2006

Detail Information

Publications68

  1. pmc Educational disparities in health behaviors among patients with diabetes: the Translating Research Into Action for Diabetes (TRIAD) Study
    Andrew J Karter
    Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente, Oakland, CA, USA
    BMC Public Health 7:308. 2007
    ..Our understanding of social disparities in diabetes-related health behaviors is incomplete. The purpose of this study was to determine if having less education is associated with poorer diabetes-related health behaviors...
  2. pmc Performance of statistical models to predict mental health and substance abuse cost
    Maria Montez-Rath
    Boston University School of Public Health, Department of Biostatistics, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    BMC Med Res Methodol 6:53. 2006
    ..We examine the predictive ability of several statistical models, demonstrate how model choice depends on the goal for the predictive model, and examine whether building models on samples of the data affects model choice...
  3. pmc Patient-provider communication regarding drug costs in Medicare Part D beneficiaries with diabetes: a TRIAD Study
    Julie A Schmittdiel
    Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente, Oakland, CA, USA
    BMC Health Serv Res 10:164. 2010
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  4. ncbi request reprint Risk adjustment of capitation payments to behavioral health care carve-outs: how well do existing methodologies account for psychiatric disability?
    S L Ettner
    Division of General Internal Medicine and Health Services Research, UCLA Department of Medicine 90095, USA
    Health Care Manag Sci 3:159-69. 2000
    ....
  5. ncbi request reprint Do adjusted clinical groups eliminate incentives for HMOs to avoid substance abusers? Evidence from the Maryland Medicaid HealthChoice program
    Susan L Ettner
    UCLA Department of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine and Health Services Research, 911 Broxton Plaza, Room 106, Box 951736, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1736, USA
    J Behav Health Serv Res 30:63-77. 2003
    ..Thus, the adjusted clinical groups methodology used to adjust capitation payments in the HealthChoice program attenuated, but did not eliminate, financial incentives for MCOs to avoid substance abusers...
  6. ncbi request reprint How did the introduction of managed care for the uninsured in Iowa affect the use of substance abuse services?
    Susan L Ettner
    UCLA Department of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine, Health Services Research, 911 Broxton Plaza, Room 106, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
    J Behav Health Serv Res 30:26-40. 2003
    ..Without knowing the impact on treatment outcomes, these changes cannot be interpreted as improved provider efficiency versus simply cost containment and profit maximization...
  7. pmc Entering and exiting the Medicare part D coverage gap: role of comorbidities and demographics
    Susan L Ettner
    Division of General Internal Medicine and Health Services Research, Department of Medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, 911 Broxton Plaza, Los Angeles, CA 90024, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 25:568-74. 2010
    ..Some Medicare Part D enrollees whose drug expenditures exceed a threshold enter a coverage gap with full cost-sharing, increasing their risk for reduced adherence and adverse outcomes...
  8. pmc Investing time in health: do socioeconomically disadvantaged patients spend more or less extra time on diabetes self-care?
    Susan L Ettner
    Division of General Internal Medicine and Health Services Research, Department of Medicine, University of California Los Angeles, 911 Broxton Plaza, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
    Health Econ 18:645-63. 2009
    ..Research on self-care for chronic disease has not examined time requirements. Translating Research into Action for Diabetes (TRIAD), a multi-site study of managed care patients with diabetes, is among the first to assess self-care time...
  9. doi request reprint Triply-diagnosed patients in the HIV/AIDS Treatment Adherence, Health Outcomes and Cost Study: patterns of home care use
    Susan L Ettner
    Division of General Internal Medicine and Health Services Research, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    AIDS Care 20:1177-89. 2008
    ..Further research is needed to explore possible implications for access among this vulnerable subpopulation...
  10. ncbi request reprint An alternative approach to reducing the costs of patient care? A controlled trial of the multi-disciplinary doctor-nurse practitioner (MDNP) model
    Susan L Ettner
    School of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine and Health Services Research, UCLA School of Medicine, 911 Broxton Plaza, Room 106, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
    Med Decis Making 26:9-17. 2006
    ..The authors examined the net cost savings associated with care management by teams of physicians and nurse practitioners, along with daily multidisciplinary rounds and postdischarge patient follow-up...
  11. ncbi request reprint The impact of managed care on the substance abuse treatment patterns and outcomes of Medicaid beneficiaries: Maryland's HealthChoice program
    Susan L Ettner
    UCLA Department of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine and Health Services Research, 911 Broxton Plaza, Room 106, Box 951736, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1736, USA
    J Behav Health Serv Res 30:41-62. 2003
    ..Thus, the study disclosed no empirical evidence that health plans respond to capitation by reducing SA services...
  12. pmc Socioeconomic status and health among Californians: an examination of multiple pathways
    Susan L Ettner
    University of California at Los Angeles School of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine and Health Services Research, Los Angeles, CA 90095 USA
    Am J Public Health 93:441-4. 2003
  13. ncbi request reprint Workers' perceptions of how jobs affect health: a social ecological perspective
    S L Ettner
    Department of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles UCLA, School of Medicine, and Department of Health Services, UCLA School of Public Health, 911 Broxton Plaza, Box 103, Los Angeles, California 90095, USA
    J Occup Health Psychol 6:101-13. 2001
    ..These findings suggest that malleable features of the work environment are associated with perceived effects of work on health, even after controlling for personality traits and other sources of reporting bias...
  14. ncbi request reprint The setting of psychiatric care for medicare recipients in general hospitals with specialty units
    S L Ettner
    Department of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine and Health Services Research, School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, 90095 1736, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 52:237-9. 2001
    ..Those who were older, admitted through the emergency department, or had greater medical morbidity or primary diagnoses other than schizophrenia or bipolar or major affective disorders were less likely to be treated on the unit...
  15. ncbi request reprint The role of profit status under imperfect information: evidence from the treatment patterns of elderly medicare beneficiaries hospitalized for psychiatric diagnoses
    S L Ettner
    UCLA Department of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine and Health Services Research, 911 Broxton Plaza, Box 951736, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
    J Health Econ 20:23-49. 2001
    ..These findings fail to support concerns that FP growth leads to declining access and quality or contentions that NFPs are less efficient...
  16. ncbi request reprint Impact of expanding SSI on Medicaid expenditures of disabled children
    S L Ettner
    UCLA School of Medicine, USA
    Health Care Financ Rev 21:185-201. 2000
    ..g., in access). Results showed declines in average expenditures in Georgia and Tennessee but increases in California and Michigan, which are thought to have started with more liberal eligibility policies...
  17. pmc Drug benefit changes under Medicare Advantage Part D: heterogeneous effects on pharmaceutical use and expenditures
    Susan L Ettner
    Department of Medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA 90024, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 26:1195-200. 2011
    ..Although Medicare Part D improved drug benefits for many beneficiaries, its impact on the coverage of Medicare Advantage Part D (MAPD) enrollees depended on their pre-existing benefits and whether they had gap coverage under Part D...
  18. pmc Association of general medical and psychiatric comorbidities with receipt of guideline-concordant care for depression
    Susan L Ettner
    Department of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, 911 Broxton Plaza, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 61:1255-9. 2010
    ..This study described the association of general medical and psychiatric comorbidities with receipt of guideline-concordant depression care...
  19. pmc Risk adjustment alternatives in paying for behavioral health care under Medicaid
    S L Ettner
    UCLA Department of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1736, USA
    Health Serv Res 36:793-811. 2001
    ..CONCLUSIONS: Current risk adjustment methodologies do not eliminate the financial incentives for integrated health plans and behavioral health care carve-out plans to avoid high-utilizing patients with psychiatric disorders...
  20. pmc Evaluation of the diabetes health plan to improve diabetes care and prevention
    O Kenrik Duru
    David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, 10940 Wilshire Blvd, Ste 700, Los Angeles, CA 90024, USA
    Prev Chronic Dis 10:E16. 2013
    ..Other factors studied will be cardiovascular risk factor control, adherence to preventive services, health care use, and costs of care among patients with existing diabetes...
  21. pmc Quality of care for childhood attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder in a managed care medicaid program
    Bonnie T Zima
    Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Science, UCLA Center for Health Services and Society, Los Angeles, CA 90024, USA
    J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry 49:1225-37, 1237.e1-11. 2010
    ....
  22. ncbi request reprint Five-year impact of quality improvement for depression: results of a group-level randomized controlled trial
    Kenneth Wells
    Health Program, RAND, Santa Monica, CA 90407 2138, USA
    Arch Gen Psychiatry 61:378-86. 2004
    ..Quality improvement (QI) programs for depressed primary care patients can improve health outcomes for 6 to 28 months; effects for longer than 28 months are unknown...
  23. pmc Information superhighway or billboards by the roadside? An analysis of hospital web sites
    D S Zingmond
    Division of General Internal Medicine and Health Services Research 911 Broxton Plaza Los Angeles, CA 90095 1736, USA
    West J Med 175:385-91; discussion 391. 2001
    ..To determine the prevalence of hospital web sites, the types of information provided within these sites, and the relationship of information to institutional characteristics...
  24. pmc Association of perceived neighborhood safety with [corrected] body mass index
    Jason S Fish
    University of California, Division of General Internal Medicine and Health Services Research, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
    Am J Public Health 100:2296-303. 2010
    ..We sought to determine whether there is an association between perceived neighborhood safety and body mass index (BMI), accounting for endogeneity...
  25. pmc Impact of the Medicare Short Stay Transfer Policy on patients undergoing major orthopedic surgery
    John D FitzGerald
    Rehabilitation Center, School of Medicine, University of California, Room 32 59, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1670, USA
    Health Serv Res 42:25-44. 2007
    ..To examine the impact of the Short Stay Transfer Policy (SSTP) on practice patterns...
  26. pmc The contribution of specific causes of death to sex differences in mortality
    Mitchell D Wong
    Division of General Internal Medicine and Health Services Research, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, 911 Broxton Ave, Ste 101, Los Angeles, CA 90024, USA
    Public Health Rep 121:746-54. 2006
    ..Men have higher mortality rates than women for most causes of death. This study was conducted to determine the contribution of specific causes of death to the sex difference in years of potential life lost (YPLL)...
  27. ncbi request reprint The impact of managed care on access to highly active antiretroviral therapy and on outcomes among Medicaid beneficiaries with AIDS
    David S Zingmond
    University of California Los Angeles, USA
    Med Care Res Rev 64:66-82. 2007
    ..Before making changes to care delivery, policy makers should address the potential costs and benefits of MCP over FFS Medicaid for chronically ill beneficiaries...
  28. ncbi request reprint Methods for improving regression analysis for skewed continuous or counted responses
    Abdelmonem A Afifi
    School of Public Health, University of California Los Angeles, CA 90095 1772, USA
    Annu Rev Public Health 28:95-111. 2007
    ..Recent advances in computing and software development have produced user-friendly computer programs that enable the data analyst to improve prediction and inference based on regression analysis...
  29. ncbi request reprint Disparities in the utilization of high-volume hospitals for complex surgery
    Jerome H Liu
    Center for Surgical Outcomes and Quality, Department of Surgery, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, Calif, USA
    JAMA 296:1973-80. 2006
    ..These differences may limit their ability to access or receive care at a high-volume hospital...
  30. pmc Educational disparities in rates of smoking among diabetic adults: the translating research into action for diabetes study
    Andrew J Karter
    Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente, Oakland, Calif, and Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health and Community Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, USA
    Am J Public Health 98:365-70. 2008
    ..We assessed educational disparities in smoking rates among adults with diabetes in managed care settings...
  31. pmc Effect of cost-sharing changes on self-monitoring of blood glucose
    Andrew J Karter
    Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente, Oakland, CA 94612, USA
    Am J Manag Care 13:408-16. 2007
    ..To study the effect of cost-sharing policy changes on utilization of test strips for self-monitoring of blood glucose...
  32. pmc Patient, physician, pharmacy, and pharmacy benefit design factors related to generic medication use
    William H Shrank
    Division of Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacoeconomics, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, 1620 Tremont St, Suite 3030, Boston, MA 02120, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 22:1298-304. 2007
    ..Increased use of generic medications conserves insurer and patient financial resources and may increase patient adherence...
  33. ncbi request reprint Perception of neighborhood problems, health behaviors, and diabetes outcomes among adults with diabetes in managed care: the Translating Research Into Action for Diabetes (TRIAD) study
    Tiffany L Gary
    Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    Diabetes Care 31:273-8. 2008
    ..Recent data suggest that residential environment may influence health behaviors and outcomes. We assessed whether perception of neighborhood problems was associated with diabetes behaviors and outcomes...
  34. doi request reprint Utilization of mental health and substance abuse care for people living with HIV/AIDS, chronic mental illness, and substance abuse disorders
    Marcia R Weaver
    Department of Health Services, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 47:449-58. 2008
    ....
  35. pmc Use of VA and Medicare services by dually eligible veterans with psychiatric problems
    Kathleen Carey
    VA Center for Health Quality, Outcomes and Economic Research and, Boston University School of Public Health, 200 Springs Road, Bedford, MA 01730, USA
    Health Serv Res 43:1164-83. 2008
    ....
  36. pmc Economic benefits of intensive insulin therapy in critically Ill patients: the targeted insulin therapy to improve hospital outcomes (TRIUMPH) project
    Archana R Sadhu
    Department of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Hypertension, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, USA
    Diabetes Care 31:1556-61. 2008
    ..The purpose of this study was to analyze the economic outcomes of a clinical program implemented to achieve strict glycemic control with intensive insulin therapy in patients admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU)...
  37. ncbi request reprint Cash and compassion: profit status and the delivery of hospice services
    Karl A Lorenz
    VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, University of California, Los Angeles
    J Palliat Med 5:507-14. 2002
    ..To evaluate the relationship of hospice profit status to patient selection and service delivery...
  38. ncbi request reprint Income and employment of people living with combined HIV/AIDS, chronic mental illness, and substance abuse disorders
    Christopher J Conover
    Center for Health Policy, Law and Management, Terry Sanford Institute of Public Policy, Duke University, Rubenstein Hall Room 126, Box 90253, 302 Towerview Road, Durham, NC 27708 0253, USA
    J Ment Health Policy Econ 9:71-86. 2006
    ..This paper examines the labor market outcomes of HIV triply-diagnosed adults having a combination of HIV, mental illness and substance abuse problems...
  39. ncbi request reprint Impact of changes in Medicare Home Health care reimbursement on month-to-month Home Health utilization between 1996 and 2001 for a national sample of patients undergoing orthopedic procedures
    John D FitzGerald
    Department of Medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine, Los Angeles, California 90095 1670, USA
    Med Care 44:870-8. 2006
    ..Reimbursements were first significantly reduced under the Interim Payment System (IPS) and then relaxed slightly until implementation of the HH Prospective Payment System (PPS) on October 1, 2000...
  40. pmc Racial and ethnic disparities in access to physicians with HIV-related expertise
    Kevin C Heslin
    Research Center in Minority Institutions, Charles R Drew University of Medicine and Science, Lynwood, CA 90262, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 20:283-9. 2005
    ..Although it is known that racial/ethnic minorities generally have worse access to care than do whites, previous work has not examined disparities in the use of physicians with HIV-related expertise...
  41. ncbi request reprint Socioeconomic position and health among persons with diabetes mellitus: a conceptual framework and review of the literature
    Arleen F Brown
    Department of Medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1736, USA
    Epidemiol Rev 26:63-77. 2004
  42. ncbi request reprint Impact of patient race on receiving head CT during blunt head injury evaluation
    Stephen P Wall
    UCLA Emergency Medicine Center, USA
    Acad Emerg Med 12:862-8. 2005
    ..The objective of this study was to determine whether race/ethnicity predicts whether a patient receives computed tomography of the head (head CT) during evaluation of blunt head injury...
  43. ncbi request reprint Do specialist self-referral insurance policies improve access to HIV-experienced physicians as a regular source of care?
    Kevin C Heslin
    Charles R Drew University of Medicine and Science, USA
    Med Care Res Rev 62:583-600. 2005
    ..Insurance policies allowing self-referral to specialists may result in HIV patients seeing physicians with clinical expertise relevant to HIV care...
  44. ncbi request reprint Effect of physician reimbursement methodology on the rate and cost of cataract surgery
    William Shrank
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Veterans Affairs Greater Los Angeles Health Care System, Los Angeles, Calif, USA
    Arch Ophthalmol 123:1733-8. 2005
    ..Previous research evaluating the relationship between physician reimbursement incentives and cataract surgical rates has been limited by physician and patient selection bias...
  45. pmc Benefit-cost in the California treatment outcome project: does substance abuse treatment "pay for itself"?
    Susan L Ettner
    Division of General Internal Medicine and Health Services Research, David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1736, USA
    Health Serv Res 41:192-213. 2006
    ..To examine costs and monetary benefits associated with substance abuse treatment...
  46. ncbi request reprint Linking hospital discharge and death records--accuracy and sources of bias
    David S Zingmond
    Division of General Internal Medicine and Health Services Research, The David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, 911 Broxton Plaza, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1736, USA
    J Clin Epidemiol 57:21-9. 2004
    ..The aim of this study was to develop and apply an automated linkage algorithm to 10 years of California hospitalization discharge abstracts and death records (1990 to 1999), evaluate linkage accuracy, and identify sources of bias...
  47. ncbi request reprint The effect of a multidisciplinary hospitalist/physician and advanced practice nurse collaboration on hospital costs
    Marie J Cowan
    School of Nursing, Hospitalist Division, VA Department of Medicine, UCLA Medical Center, University of California Los Angeles, CA 90095 1702, USA
    J Nurs Adm 36:79-85. 2006
    ..To compare nurse practitioner/physician management of hospital care, multidisciplinary team-based planning, expedited discharge, and assessment after discharge to usual management...
  48. ncbi request reprint Insurance coverage, medical conditions, and visits to alternative medicine providers: results of a national survey
    Peter M Wolsko
    Center for Alternative Medicine Research and Education, Division of Primary Care, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, Libby 330, 330 Brookline Ave, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Arch Intern Med 162:281-7. 2002
    ..In 1997, patients made an estimated 629 million visits to complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) providers; however, little is known about factors associated with visits to CAM providers...
  49. ncbi request reprint Health-related quality of life and patient reports about care outcomes in a multidisciplinary hospital intervention
    Ron D Hays
    Los Angeles Department of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine and Health Services Research, University of California, 90095 1736, USA
    Ann Behav Med 31:173-8. 2006
    ..Patient perceptions of care and health-related quality of life (HRQOL) are important outcomes for hospitalized patients...
  50. ncbi request reprint Differences in cause-specific mortality between Latino and white adults
    Mitchell D Wong
    UCLA Division of General Internal Medicine and Health Services Research, Los Angeles, California 90095 1736, USA
    Med Care 43:1058-62. 2005
    ..Understanding differences in cause-specific mortality between Latinos and whites is important for targeting future public health interventions and research aimed at eliminating health disparities...
  51. ncbi request reprint Charity for the dying: who receives unreimbursed hospice care?
    Karl A Lorenz
    VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, Veterans Integrated Palliative Program, Division of General Internal Medicine, 11301 Wilshire Boulevard, Code 111 G, Los Angeles, CA 90073, USA
    J Palliat Med 6:585-91. 2003
    ..Many deaths occur among persons without insurance coverage for hospice care. We examined the patient and agency characteristics associated with receiving unreimbursed hospice care in a national survey...
  52. ncbi request reprint Contribution of major diseases to disparities in mortality
    Mitchell D Wong
    Division of General Internal Medicine and Health Services Research, University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles 90095 1736, USA
    N Engl J Med 347:1585-92. 2002
    ..Mortality from all causes is higher for persons with fewer years of education and for blacks, but it is unknown which diseases contribute most to these disparities...
  53. pmc Are physician reimbursement strategies associated with processes of care and patient satisfaction for patients with diabetes in managed care?
    Susan L Ettner
    Division of General Internal Medicine and Health Services Research, UCLA Department of Medicine, 911 Broxton Plaza, Room 106, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Health Serv Res 41:1221-41. 2006
    ..To examine associations between physician reimbursement incentives and diabetes care processes and explore potential confounding with physician organizational model...
  54. ncbi request reprint Socioeconomic status and health: a micro-level analysis of exposure and vulnerability to daily stressors
    Joseph G Grzywacz
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Medical Center Boulevard, Winston Salem, NC 27157 1084 USA
    J Health Soc Behav 45:1-16. 2004
    ..Finally, neither exposure nor vulnerability explained socioeconomic differentials in daily health, but the results clearly indicate that the stressor-health association cannot be considered independent of socioeconomic status...
  55. ncbi request reprint Hospice admission practices: where does hospice fit in the continuum of care?
    Karl A Lorenz
    Veterans Affairs Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, Los Angeles, California, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 52:725-30. 2004
    ..To evaluate selected hospice admission practices that could represent barriers to hospice use and the association between these admission practices and organizational characteristics...
  56. ncbi request reprint Risk adjustment for people with chronic conditions in private sector health plans
    Tami L Mark
    The MEDSTAT Group, Inc, Washington, DC, USA
    Med Decis Making 23:397-405. 2003
    ..Although the problem of adverse selection into more generous health insurance plans has been the focus of previous work, risk adjustment systems have only recently begun to be implemented to blunt its effect...
  57. ncbi request reprint Accommodating ethnic diversity: a study of California hospice programs
    Karl A Lorenz
    VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, Los Angeles, California 90073, USA
    Med Care 42:871-4. 2004
    ..Studies have confirmed ethnic disparities in the use of hospice services and identified barriers that minorities face in accessing care...
  58. pmc Prescription drug coverage and effects on drug expenditures among elderly Medicare beneficiaries
    Soonim Huh
    Korea Institute for Health and Social Affairs, San 42 14, Bulgwang dong, Eunpyeong gu, Seoul 122 705 Korea
    Health Serv Res 43:810-32. 2008
    ..To identify determinants of drug coverage among elderly Medicare beneficiaries and to investigate the impact of drug coverage on drug expenditures with and without taking selection bias into account...
  59. pmc Drinkers and bettors: investigating the complementarity of alcohol consumption and problem gambling
    Michael T French
    University of Miami, Department of Sociology, 5202 University Drive, Merrick Building, Room 121F, PO Box 248162, Coral Gables, FL 33124 2030, USA
    Drug Alcohol Depend 96:155-64. 2008
    ..After addressing the endogeneity of alcohol use when appropriate, we find strong evidence that problematic gambling and alcohol consumption are complementary activities...
  60. pmc Longitudinal study of new and prevalent use of self-monitoring of blood glucose
    Andrew J Karter
    Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente, Oakland, CA 94612, USA
    Diabetes Care 29:1757-63. 2006
    ..We sought to assess longitudinal association between self-monitoring of blood glucose (SMBG) and glycemic control in diabetic patients from an integrated health plan (Kaiser Permanente Northern California)...
  61. pmc The effect of pharmacy benefit design on patient-physician communication about costs
    William H Shrank
    Division of Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacoeconomics, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, MA 02120, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 21:334-9. 2006
    ..The impact of financial incentives on patient awareness of and communication about those costs is unknown...
  62. ncbi request reprint Does treatment 'pay for itself'? Looking at the economic argument for addiction treatment
    Susan L Ettner
    Division of General Internal Medicine and Health Services Research, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, USA
    Behav Healthc 26:32-4. 2006
  63. pmc Physician compensation from salary and quality of diabetes care
    Catherine Kim
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine and Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 22:448-52. 2007
    ..To examine the association between physician-reported percent of total compensation from salary and quality of diabetes care...
  64. ncbi request reprint The implications of choice: prescribing generic or preferred pharmaceuticals improves medication adherence for chronic conditions
    William H Shrank
    Division of Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacoeconomics, Brigham and Women s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Mass, USA
    Arch Intern Med 166:332-7. 2006
    ..We studied whether patients enrolled in such plans who receive generic or preferred brand-name agents when initiating chronic therapy were more adherent to treatment than those who received nonpreferred brand-name medications...
  65. ncbi request reprint Physicians' perceptions of relevant prescription drug costs: do costs to the individual patient or to the population matter most?
    William H Shrank
    Division of Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacoeconomics, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, 1620 Tremont Street, Ste 3030, Boston, MA 02120, USA
    Am J Manag Care 12:545-51. 2006
    ..We evaluated physicians' perceptions about relevant costs for prescription drugs and the importance of communication about these costs...
  66. ncbi request reprint Do the incentives in 3-tier pharmaceutical benefit plans operate as intended? Results from a physician leadership survey
    William H Shrank
    Division of General Internal Medicine, VA Greater Los Angeles Health Care System, Los Angeles, Calif 90073, USA
    Am J Manag Care 11:16-22. 2005
    ..Three-tier pharmaceutical benefit systems use graded co-payments to steer patients toward "preferred" formulary medications...
  67. ncbi request reprint A bitter pill: formulary variability and the challenge to prescribing physicians
    William H Shrank
    Division of General Internal Medicine, VA Greater Los Angeles Health Care System, Los Angeles, CA 90073, USA
    J Am Board Fam Pract 17:401-7. 2004
    ..However, the degree of formulary variability among and within health plans over time is unclear...
  68. ncbi request reprint How does the persistence of depression influence the continuity and type of health insurance and coverage limits on mental health therapy?
    Anthony Masaquel
    Department of Health Services, UCLA School of Public Health, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    J Ment Health Policy Econ 10:133-44. 2007
    ..To determine the structural effect of the persistence of depression on continuity and type of health insurance and coverage limits on mental health therapy...

Research Grants8

  1. Costs of Preventing Alcohol Problems in Older Adults
    Susan Ettner; Fiscal Year: 2004
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  2. Treatment Patterns, Expenditures and Outcomes in MBHOs
    Susan Ettner; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..e., how psychotherapy visits are associated with outcomes and expenditures. Selection models will be used to estimate this relationship for patients with and without drug use. ..
  3. Treatment Patterns, Expenditures and Outcomes in MBHOs
    Susan Ettner; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..e., how psychotherapy visits are associated with outcomes and expenditures. Selection models will be used to estimate this relationship for patients with and without drug use. ..
  4. Costs of Preventing Alcohol Problems in Older Adults
    Susan Ettner; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..abstract_text> ..
  5. Costs of Preventing Alcohol Problems in Older Adults
    Susan Ettner; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..abstract_text> ..
  6. Costs of Preventing Alcohol Problems in Older Adults
    Susan Ettner; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..abstract_text> ..
  7. Impact of the Medicare Part D Benzodiazepine Exclusion on Managed Care Patients
    Susan Ettner; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Our findings will inform the ongoing debate over amending Part D legislation to include BZD coverage by providing objective data to guide policymakers on the likely costs and benefits. ..