George M Holmes

Summary

Affiliation: University of North Carolina
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint The financial performance of rural hospitals and implications for elimination of the Critical Access Hospital program
    George M Holmes
    North Carolina Rural Health Research and Policy Analysis Center, Cecil G Sheps Center for Health Services Research, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, USA
    J Rural Health 29:140-9. 2013
  2. pmc Decomposing racial and ethnic disparities in the use of postacute rehabilitation care
    George M Holmes
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Cecil G Sheps Center for Health Services Research, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, USA
    Health Serv Res 47:1158-78. 2012
  3. pmc Spine and pain clinics serving North Carolina patients with back and neck pain: what do they do, and are they multidisciplinary?
    Liana D Castel
    Cecil G Sheps Center for Health Services Research, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, USA
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 34:615-22. 2009
  4. doi request reprint Exercise prescription for chronic back or neck pain: who prescribes it? who gets it? What is prescribed?
    Janet K Freburger
    The Cecil G Sheps Center for Health Services Research, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7590, USA
    Arthritis Rheum 61:192-200. 2009
  5. pmc Physical therapy for chronic low back pain in North Carolina: overuse, underuse, or misuse?
    Janet K Freburger
    Cecil G Sheps Center for Health Services Research, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7590, USA
    Phys Ther 91:484-95. 2011
  6. doi request reprint Disparities in postacute rehabilitation care for stroke: an analysis of the state inpatient databases
    Janet K Freburger
    Cecil G Sheps Center for HealthServices Research, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 725 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7590, USA
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 92:1220-9. 2011
  7. pmc Low literacy is associated with increased risk of hospitalization and death among individuals with heart failure
    Jia Rong Wu
    School of Nursing, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7460, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 28:1174-80. 2013
  8. pmc A long way to go: practice patterns and evidence in chronic low back pain care
    Timothy S Carey
    Cecil G Sheps Center for Health Services Research, University of North Carolina, 725 Airport Road, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7590, USA
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 34:718-24. 2009
  9. doi request reprint Self-reported recall and daily diary-recorded measures of weight monitoring adherence: associations with heart failure-related hospitalization
    Christine D Jones
    Division of General Medicine and Clinical Epidemiology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
    BMC Cardiovasc Disord 14:12. 2014
  10. ncbi request reprint Developing financial benchmarks for critical access hospitals
    George H Pink
    Cecil G Sheps Center for Health Services Research, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC 27599, USA
    Health Care Financ Rev 30:55-69. 2009

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Publications30

  1. doi request reprint The financial performance of rural hospitals and implications for elimination of the Critical Access Hospital program
    George M Holmes
    North Carolina Rural Health Research and Policy Analysis Center, Cecil G Sheps Center for Health Services Research, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, USA
    J Rural Health 29:140-9. 2013
    ..To compare the financial performance of rural hospitals with Medicare payment provisions to those paid under prospective payment and to estimate the financial consequences of elimination of the Critical Access Hospital (CAH) program...
  2. pmc Decomposing racial and ethnic disparities in the use of postacute rehabilitation care
    George M Holmes
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Cecil G Sheps Center for Health Services Research, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, USA
    Health Serv Res 47:1158-78. 2012
    ..To determine the degree to which racial and ethnic disparities in the use of postacute rehabilitation care (PARC) are explained by observed characteristics...
  3. pmc Spine and pain clinics serving North Carolina patients with back and neck pain: what do they do, and are they multidisciplinary?
    Liana D Castel
    Cecil G Sheps Center for Health Services Research, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, USA
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 34:615-22. 2009
    ..Cross-sectional survey...
  4. doi request reprint Exercise prescription for chronic back or neck pain: who prescribes it? who gets it? What is prescribed?
    Janet K Freburger
    The Cecil G Sheps Center for Health Services Research, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7590, USA
    Arthritis Rheum 61:192-200. 2009
    ....
  5. pmc Physical therapy for chronic low back pain in North Carolina: overuse, underuse, or misuse?
    Janet K Freburger
    Cecil G Sheps Center for Health Services Research, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7590, USA
    Phys Ther 91:484-95. 2011
    ..There are limited population-based studies of determinants of physical therapy use for chronic low back pain (LBP) and of the types of treatments received by individuals who see a physical therapist...
  6. doi request reprint Disparities in postacute rehabilitation care for stroke: an analysis of the state inpatient databases
    Janet K Freburger
    Cecil G Sheps Center for HealthServices Research, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 725 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7590, USA
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 92:1220-9. 2011
    ..To determine the extent to which sociodemographic and geographic disparities exist in the use of postacute rehabilitation care (PARC) after stroke...
  7. pmc Low literacy is associated with increased risk of hospitalization and death among individuals with heart failure
    Jia Rong Wu
    School of Nursing, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7460, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 28:1174-80. 2013
    ..Low literacy increases the risk for many adverse health outcomes, but the relationship between literacy and adverse outcomes in heart failure (HF) has not been well studied...
  8. pmc A long way to go: practice patterns and evidence in chronic low back pain care
    Timothy S Carey
    Cecil G Sheps Center for Health Services Research, University of North Carolina, 725 Airport Road, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7590, USA
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 34:718-24. 2009
    ..A cross-sectional, telephone survey of a representative sample of North Carolina households in 2006...
  9. doi request reprint Self-reported recall and daily diary-recorded measures of weight monitoring adherence: associations with heart failure-related hospitalization
    Christine D Jones
    Division of General Medicine and Clinical Epidemiology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
    BMC Cardiovasc Disord 14:12. 2014
    ..We conducted this study to evaluate the association of (1) self-reported recall and (2) daily diary-recorded weight monitoring adherence with heart failure-related (HF-related) hospitalization...
  10. ncbi request reprint Developing financial benchmarks for critical access hospitals
    George H Pink
    Cecil G Sheps Center for Health Services Research, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC 27599, USA
    Health Care Financ Rev 30:55-69. 2009
    ..The probability of performing better than benchmark differed among peer groups...
  11. doi request reprint A comparative study of financial data sources for critical access hospitals: audited financial statements, the Medicare cost report, and the Internal Revenue Service form 990
    Alisha Bhadelia Ozmeral
    Health Policy and Management Department, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Gillings School of Global Public Health, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599 7411, USA
    J Rural Health 28:416-24. 2012
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  12. doi request reprint The rising prevalence of chronic low back pain
    Janet K Freburger
    The Cecil G Sheps Center for Health Services Research, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 725 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7590, USA
    Arch Intern Med 169:251-8. 2009
    ..The objective of this study was to determine whether the prevalence of chronic LBP and the demographic, health-related, and health care-seeking characteristics of individuals with the condition have changed over the last 14 years...
  13. ncbi request reprint Effectiveness of physical therapy for the management of chronic spine disorders: a propensity score approach
    Janet K Freburger
    Center for Health Services Research, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7590, USA
    Phys Ther 86:381-94. 2006
    ..The purpose of this study was to use a large current database, the National Spine Network database, to assess the effectiveness of physical therapy in the management of chronic spine disorders...
  14. ncbi request reprint Physical therapy use by community-based older people
    Janet K Freburger
    Cecil G Sheps Center for Health Sciences Research, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, USA
    Phys Ther 85:19-33. 2005
    ..The purpose of this study was to identify factors associated with physical therapy use by community-based older people...
  15. doi request reprint Medicare, swing beds, and critical access hospitals
    Kristin L Reiter
    Department of Health Policy and Management, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7411, USA
    Med Care Res Rev 70:206-17. 2013
    ..Estimates varied widely across the 1,300 CAHs; therefore, payment policy changes would likely have a broad range of effects...
  16. pmc Postacute rehabilitation care for hip fracture: who gets the most care?
    Janet K Freburger
    Cecil G Sheps Center for Health Services Research, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 60:1929-35. 2012
    ..To determine the extent to which demographic and geographic disparities exist in postacute rehabilitation care (PARC) use after hip fracture...
  17. ncbi request reprint Rural and urban differences in children's Medicaid and CHIP participation
    Jennifer King
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Cecil G Sheps Center for Health Services Research, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 27599 7590, USA
    Inquiry 47:150-61. 2010
    ....
  18. pmc Disparities in post-acute rehabilitation care for joint replacement
    Janet K Freburger
    Sheps Center for Health Services Research, Universityof North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 725 Martin LutherKing, Jr Boulevard, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7590, USA
    Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken) 63:1020-30. 2011
    ..To determine the extent to which demographic and geographic disparities exist in the use of post-acute rehabilitation care (PARC) for joint replacement...
  19. doi request reprint Adoption and perceived effectiveness of financial improvement strategies in critical access hospitals
    George M Holmes
    Department of Health Policy and Management, UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7411, USA mark
    J Rural Health 28:92-100. 2012
    ..To ascertain the use and perceived success of strategies to improve the financial performance of Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs)...
  20. doi request reprint The contribution of "plasticity" to modeling how a community's need for health care services can be met by different configurations of physicians
    George M Holmes
    Dr Holmes is associate professor, Department of Health Policy and Management, Gillings School of Global Public Health, and Senior Research Fellow, Cecil G Sheps Center for Health Services Research, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina Ms Morrison is a doctoral student, Department of Health Policy and Management, Gillings School of Global Public Health, and graduate research assistant, Cecil G Sheps Center for Health Services Research, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina Dr Pathman is professor and director of research, Department of Family Medicine, University of North Carolina School of Medicine, and Director, Program on Health Professions and Primary Care, Cecil G Sheps Center for Health Services Research, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina Dr Fraher is assistant professor, Department of Family Medicine and Department of Surgery, University of North Carolina School of Medicine, and Director, Program on Health Workforce Research and Policy, Cecil G Sheps Center for Health Services Research, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
    Acad Med 88:1877-82. 2013
    ..Additional literature and data can provide further insights into the influences on (and of) plasticity, improving this approach and expanding it to include task-shifting across health care professions. ..
  21. ncbi request reprint Variations in financial performance among peer groups of critical access hospitals
    George H Pink
    North Carolina Rural Health Research and Policy Analysis Center, Cecil G Sheps Center for Health Services Research, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7590, USA
    J Rural Health 23:299-305. 2007
    ..If these variations have material effects on financial indicators, then performance comparisons among all CAHs are problematic...
  22. ncbi request reprint Using propensity stratification to compare patient outcomes in hospital-based versus freestanding skilled-nursing facilities
    Sally C Stearns
    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA
    Med Care Res Rev 63:599-622. 2006
    ..Remaining differences may be because of patterns of care or reflect residual bias from unobserved factors...
  23. ncbi request reprint The other yearly checkup: your Medicare drug plan
    Christine Hunt Kearsley
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
    J Am Pharm Assoc (2003) 52:634-6. 2012
    ..To quantify seniors' potential savings for switching to a new prescription drug plan (PDP) for 2011 and to assess predictors of which seniors could save most by reviewing their PDPs annually...
  24. pmc Multisite randomized trial of a single-session versus multisession literacy-sensitive self-care intervention for patients with heart failure
    Darren A DeWalt
    Division of General Internal Medicine, University of North Carolina School of Medicine, 5041 Old Clinic Bldg, CB 7110, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, USA
    Circulation 125:2854-62. 2012
    ..Self-care training can reduce hospitalization for heart failure (HF), and more intensive intervention may benefit more vulnerable patients, including those with low literacy...
  25. doi request reprint The occupational mix adjustment to the Medicare hospital wage index: why the rural impact is less than expected
    Kristin L Reiter
    North Carolina Rural Health Research and Policy Analysis Center, Cecil G Sheps Center for Health Services Research, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7411, USA
    J Rural Health 24:148-54. 2008
    ..A recent change to Medicare prospective payment system reimbursement--the occupational mix adjustment (OMA) to the wage index--has attracted a great deal of attention in rural policy circles...
  26. ncbi request reprint A rural-urban comparison of allied health professionals' average hourly wage
    Indira Richardson
    North Carolina Rural Health Research Center, Cecil G Sheps Center for Health Services Research, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC 27599, USA
    J Allied Health 39:e91-6. 2010
    ....
  27. pmc The effect of rural hospital closures on community economic health
    George M Holmes
    Cecil G Sheps Center for Health Services Research, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
    Health Serv Res 41:467-85. 2006
    ..To examine the effect of rural hospital closures on the local economy...
  28. ncbi request reprint The changing epidemiology of mechanical ventilation: a population-based study
    Shannon S Carson
    Department of Medicine and the Cecil G Sheps Center for Health Services Research, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7020, USA
    J Intensive Care Med 21:173-82. 2006
    ..4% to 34.4%, and discharges to nursing homes grew from 7.3% to 10.7%. The incidence of mechanical ventilation is increasing, and the increase is associated with a higher burden of comorbidities and fewer discharges to home...
  29. ncbi request reprint Management of back and neck pain: who seeks care from physical therapists?
    Janet K Freburger
    Center for Health Services Research, University of North Carolina, 725 Airport Rd, CB 7590, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7590, USA
    Phys Ther 85:872-86. 2005
    ..The purpose of this study was to identify factors associated with physical therapist use by people with back or neck pain...
  30. ncbi request reprint How might the Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement, and Modernization Act of 2003 affect the financial viability of rural pharmacies? An analysis of preimplementation prescription volume and payment sources in rural and urban areas
    Erin P Fraher
    North Carolina Rural Health Research and Policy Analysis Center, Cecil G Sheps Center for Health Services Research, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7590, USA
    J Rural Health 21:114-21. 2005
    ..Policy attention has focused to a much lesser degree on the implications of the MMA for the financial viability of rural pharmacies...