DANIEL E POLSKY

Summary

Affiliation: University of Pennsylvania
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Is lower 30-day mortality posthospital admission among blacks unique to the Veterans Affairs health care system?
    Daniel Polsky
    VA Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion, Pittsburgh, PA 19104, USA
    Med Care 45:1083-9. 2007
  2. pmc Comorbidities as a driver of the excess costs of community-acquired pneumonia in U.S. commercially-insured working age adults
    Daniel Polsky
    Perelman School of Medicine and the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    BMC Health Serv Res 12:379. 2012
  3. ncbi request reprint Incidence and cost of CAP in a large working-age population
    Machaon M Bonafede
    Outcomes Research, Thomson Reuters, Cambridge, MA, USA
    Am J Manag Care 18:380-7. 2012
  4. ncbi request reprint Long-term risk for depressive symptoms after a medical diagnosis
    Daniel Polsky
    Division of General Internal Medicine, University of Pennsylvania Medical Center, Philadelphia, USA
    Arch Intern Med 165:1260-6. 2005
  5. pmc Short- and long-term mortality after an acute illness for elderly whites and blacks
    Daniel Polsky
    VA Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion, Department of General Internal Medicine, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Health Serv Res 43:1388-402. 2008
  6. ncbi request reprint Specialty care by child neurologists: a workforce analysis
    D Polsky
    Division of General Internal Medicine and Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia 19104, USA
    Neurology 64:942-8. 2005
  7. ncbi request reprint Malpractice premiums and the supply of obstetricians
    Daniel Polsky
    Division of General Internal Medicine, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Blockley Hall, Rm 1204, 423 Guardian Drive, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Inquiry 47:48-61. 2010
  8. pmc Cost-effectiveness of extended buprenorphine-naloxone treatment for opioid-dependent youth: data from a randomized trial
    Daniel Polsky
    PENN Medicine and the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, Blockley Hall, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Addiction 105:1616-24. 2010
  9. ncbi request reprint Clinical trial-based cost-effectiveness analyses of antipsychotic use
    Daniel Polsky
    Division of General Internal Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA
    Am J Psychiatry 163:2047-56. 2006
  10. pmc Trends in characteristics and country of origin among foreign-trained nurses in the United States, 1990 and 2000
    Daniel Polsky
    School of Medicine and the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia 19104, USA
    Am J Public Health 97:895-9. 2007

Detail Information

Publications47

  1. ncbi request reprint Is lower 30-day mortality posthospital admission among blacks unique to the Veterans Affairs health care system?
    Daniel Polsky
    VA Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion, Pittsburgh, PA 19104, USA
    Med Care 45:1083-9. 2007
    ..However, no studies have directly compared racial differences in mortality within 30 days of hospitalization between the VA and non-VA facilities in the US health care system...
  2. pmc Comorbidities as a driver of the excess costs of community-acquired pneumonia in U.S. commercially-insured working age adults
    Daniel Polsky
    Perelman School of Medicine and the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    BMC Health Serv Res 12:379. 2012
    ..S. commercially-insured working age population...
  3. ncbi request reprint Incidence and cost of CAP in a large working-age population
    Machaon M Bonafede
    Outcomes Research, Thomson Reuters, Cambridge, MA, USA
    Am J Manag Care 18:380-7. 2012
    ..To estimate incidence rates and quantify excess medical and productivity cost of community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) in a commercially insured, working-age population...
  4. ncbi request reprint Long-term risk for depressive symptoms after a medical diagnosis
    Daniel Polsky
    Division of General Internal Medicine, University of Pennsylvania Medical Center, Philadelphia, USA
    Arch Intern Med 165:1260-6. 2005
    ..This study examines the risk of development of significant depressive symptoms after a new diagnosis of cancer, diabetes, hypertension, heart disease, arthritis, chronic lung disease, or stroke...
  5. pmc Short- and long-term mortality after an acute illness for elderly whites and blacks
    Daniel Polsky
    VA Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion, Department of General Internal Medicine, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Health Serv Res 43:1388-402. 2008
    ..To estimate racial differences in mortality at 30 days and up to 2 years following a hospital admission for the elderly with common medical conditions...
  6. ncbi request reprint Specialty care by child neurologists: a workforce analysis
    D Polsky
    Division of General Internal Medicine and Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia 19104, USA
    Neurology 64:942-8. 2005
    ..To provide a current profile of the practice of child neurology, report the attitudes of child neurologists toward practice, and analyze the supply of child neurologists...
  7. ncbi request reprint Malpractice premiums and the supply of obstetricians
    Daniel Polsky
    Division of General Internal Medicine, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Blockley Hall, Rm 1204, 423 Guardian Drive, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Inquiry 47:48-61. 2010
    ..3% of the supply of obstetricians...
  8. pmc Cost-effectiveness of extended buprenorphine-naloxone treatment for opioid-dependent youth: data from a randomized trial
    Daniel Polsky
    PENN Medicine and the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, Blockley Hall, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Addiction 105:1616-24. 2010
    ..The objective is to estimate cost, net social cost and cost-effectiveness in a clinical trial of extended buprenorphine-naloxone (BUP) treatment versus brief detoxification treatment in opioid-dependent youth...
  9. ncbi request reprint Clinical trial-based cost-effectiveness analyses of antipsychotic use
    Daniel Polsky
    Division of General Internal Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA
    Am J Psychiatry 163:2047-56. 2006
    ..Given limited health care resources, assessment of the value for the cost of second-generation antipsychotics relative to first-generation antipsychotics is critical for resource-allocation decisions...
  10. pmc Trends in characteristics and country of origin among foreign-trained nurses in the United States, 1990 and 2000
    Daniel Polsky
    School of Medicine and the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia 19104, USA
    Am J Public Health 97:895-9. 2007
    ..We describe long-term trends in the characteristics of foreign-trained new entrants to the registered nurse (RN) workforce in the United States...
  11. pmc The health effects of Medicare for the near-elderly uninsured
    Daniel Polsky
    Division of General Internal Medicine, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Health Serv Res 44:926-45. 2009
    ..To determine whether Medicare enrollment at age 65 has an effect on the health trajectory of the near-elderly uninsured...
  12. ncbi request reprint Economic evaluation of breast cancer treatment: considering the value of patient choice
    Daniel Polsky
    University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 19104 6021, USA
    J Clin Oncol 21:1139-46. 2003
    ..To use 5 years of primary data to compare the incremental cost-effectiveness of breast conservation and radiation versus mastectomy with the restriction of choice to a single therapy versus providing a choice of either therapy...
  13. ncbi request reprint Patient choice of breast cancer treatment: impact on health state preferences
    Daniel Polsky
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, and Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics, University of Pennsylvania Health System, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
    Med Care 40:1068-79. 2002
    ..Multiple treatment options exist for many medical conditions. The extent to which physicians should involve the patient in the choice the treatment to be delivered is not well understood...
  14. ncbi request reprint Duration of therapy and health care costs of fluoxetine, paroxetine, and sertraline in 6 health plans
    Daniel Polsky
    Division of General Internal Medicine and the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics, The University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA
    J Clin Psychiatry 63:156-64. 2002
    ..With this study, we provide new evidence as to the similarities and differences among these SSRI therapies with respect to the duration of use and health care costs...
  15. ncbi request reprint A comparison of scoring weights for the EuroQol derived from patients and the general public
    D Polsky
    Division of General Internal Medicine and the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Health Econ 10:27-37. 2001
    ..We then compare these valuations derived from patients with published valuations derived from responses made by a sample from the general public...
  16. pmc Variation in chemotherapy utilization in ovarian cancer: the relative contribution of geography
    Daniel Polsky
    Division of General Internal Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Health Serv Res 41:2201-18. 2006
    ..This study investigates geographic variation in chemotherapy utilization for ovarian cancer in both absolute and relative terms and examines area characteristics associated with this variation...
  17. pmc Employer health insurance offerings and employee enrollment decisions
    Daniel Polsky
    Division of General Internal Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Health Serv Res 40:1259-78. 2005
    ..To determine how the characteristics of the health benefits offered by employers affect worker insurance coverage decisions...
  18. ncbi request reprint Child neurology: workforce and practice characteristics
    Daniel Polsky
    Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    LDI Issue Brief 10:1-4. 2005
    ..This Issue Brief examines these workforce issues, and profiles the attitudes and practice characteristics of child neurologists and trainees...
  19. pmc Psychotropic medication use among Medicaid-enrolled children with autism spectrum disorders
    David S Mandell
    University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Pediatrics 121:e441-8. 2008
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  20. pmc Depression and retirement in late middle-aged U.S. workers
    Jalpa A Doshi
    University of Pennsylvania, Blockley Hall, Rm 1222, 423 Guardian Drive, Philadelphia, PA 19104 6021, USA
    Health Serv Res 43:693-713. 2008
    ..To determine whether late middle-aged U.S. workers with depression are at an increased risk for retirement...
  21. pmc The impact of consumer-directed health plans and patient socioeconomic status on physician recommendations for colorectal cancer screening
    Craig Evan Pollack
    The Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 23:1595-601. 2008
    ..Consumer-directed health plans are increasingly common, yet little is known about their impact on physician decision-making and preventive service use...
  22. ncbi request reprint Are primary care physicians ready to practice in a consumer-driven environment?
    Giridhar Mallya
    Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Am J Manag Care 14:661-8. 2008
    ..To evaluate physicians' readiness to care for patients enrolled in consumer-directed health plans (CDHPs), which change the nature of cost sharing and medical decision making in primary care...
  23. pmc Impact of public reporting on quality of postacute care
    Rachel M Werner
    Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion, Philadelphia VAMC, The Division of General Internal Medicine, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, PA, USA
    Health Serv Res 44:1169-87. 2009
    ..This study tests whether public reporting in the setting of nursing homes resulted in improvement of reported and broader but unreported quality of postacute care...
  24. pmc Medicare's policy on carotid stents limited use to hospitals meeting quality guidelines yet did not hurt disadvantaged
    Peter W Groeneveld
    Philadelphia Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 30:312-21. 2011
    ..Therefore, it may be a useful model for future Medicare coverage decisions...
  25. pmc Changes in patient sorting to nursing homes under public reporting: improved patient matching or provider gaming?
    Rachel M Werner
    Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion, Philadelphia VAMC, Division of General Internal Medicine, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Health Serv Res 46:555-71. 2011
    ..To test whether public reporting in the setting of postacute care in nursing homes results in changes in patient sorting...
  26. ncbi request reprint Public reporting drove quality gains at nursing homes
    RACHEL WERNER
    Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion, Philadelphia Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 29:1706-13. 2010
    ..We found that quality improved both because consumers chose higher-quality nursing homes and because providers improved the care they delivered. These findings support the continued use of public reporting to improve quality...
  27. pmc County-level variation in the prevalence of medicaid-enrolled children with autism spectrum disorders
    David S Mandell
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine s Center for Mental Health Policy and Services Research, 3535 Market Street, 3rd Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    J Autism Dev Disord 40:1241-6. 2010
    ..The results suggest the substitution of education and Medicaid-reimbursed services. Our findings highlight the need for geographically targeted outreach to minority groups and clinicians to improve recognition of ASD...
  28. pmc Design of comprehensive Alzheimer's disease centers to address unmet national needs
    John Q Trojanowski
    Institute on Aging, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    Alzheimers Dement 6:150-5. 2010
    ..The intent of this position paper is to stimulate thinking and foster the development of other or alternative models for a systematic approach to the study of dementia and movement disorders...
  29. ncbi request reprint Drug benefit generosity and essential medication use among Medicare-eligible retirees
    Jalpa A Doshi
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 19104 6021, USA
    Am J Manag Care 13:425-31. 2007
    ..To examine the association between generosity of drug coverage and essential cardiovascular medication use among retired seniors...
  30. pmc Prevalence and trends in obesity among aged and disabled U.S. Medicare beneficiaries, 1997-2002
    Jalpa A Doshi
    University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 26:1111-7. 2007
    ..4 percent and 32.5 percent, respectively, in 1997. Using 2002 data, we estimate that three million beneficiaries would be eligible for bariatric surgery coverage under current Medicare policy...
  31. ncbi request reprint Morbidity and mortality of colorectal carcinoma surgery differs by insurance status
    Rachel Rapaport Kelz
    Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, The University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
    Cancer 101:2187-94. 2004
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  32. ncbi request reprint Comparing the supply of pediatric subspecialists and child neurologists
    Rachel M Werner
    Division of General Internal Medicine, The University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    J Pediatr 146:20-5. 2005
    ..To examine physician workforce characteristics and workforce projections of one vulnerable pediatric subspecialty, child neurology, and compare this subspecialty with other pediatric subspecialties, general pediatrics, and adult neurology...
  33. pmc Changes in veterans' use of outpatient care from 1992 to 2000
    Judith A Long
    Philadelphia Veterans Affairs Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion, University of Pennsylvania s Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics, PA 19104 6021, USA
    Am J Public Health 95:2246-51. 2005
    ..To determine whether the reorganization was associated with changes in patterns of out-patient VHA use, we sought to evaluate changes in characteristics of veterans who use VHA outpatient services between 1992 and 2000...
  34. ncbi request reprint Self-medication and health insurance coverage in Mexico
    José A Pagán
    Robert Wood Johnson Health and Society Scholars Program, University of Pennsylvania, 3641 Locust Walk, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Health Policy 75:170-7. 2006
    ..7% for private sector workers. Increasing health insurance coverage could reduce the demand for self-medication by making healthcare more affordable and by changing the population perceptions about the benefits of modern medicine...
  35. ncbi request reprint Analyses of cost data in economic evaluations conducted alongside randomized controlled trials
    Jalpa A Doshi
    Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    Value Health 9:334-40. 2006
    ..The objective of this article is to evaluate the statistical methods used for analysis of cost data in economic evaluations conducted alongside randomized controlled trials...
  36. ncbi request reprint Valuing reductions in on-the-job illness: 'presenteeism' from managerial and economic perspectives
    Mark V Pauly
    Health Care Systems Department, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    Health Econ 17:469-85. 2008
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  37. pmc Is thirty-day hospital mortality really lower for black veterans compared with white veterans?
    Kevin G Volpp
    Philadelphia Veterans Affairs Medical Center, University and Woodland Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Health Serv Res 42:1613-31. 2007
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  38. ncbi request reprint Racial profiling: the unintended consequences of coronary artery bypass graft report cards
    Rachel M Werner
    Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion, Philadelphia Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    Circulation 111:1257-63. 2005
    ..If physicians believe that racial and ethnic minorities are at higher risk for poor outcomes, report cards could worsen existing racial and ethnic disparities in health care...
  39. pmc Racial differences in surgeons and hospitals for endometrial cancer treatment
    Katrina Armstrong
    Department of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    Med Care 49:207-14. 2011
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  40. ncbi request reprint Design and analysis of unit cost estimation studies: How many hospital diagnoses? How many countries?
    Henry A Glick
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics, The University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia 19104 6021, USA
    Health Econ 12:517-27. 2003
    ..Finally, we found that - given the existence of a reliable method for cost imputation - from a pure information standpoint, it is better to obtain estimates for fewer hospital diagnoses from more countries than the reverse...
  41. ncbi request reprint The future of child neurology: a profile of child neurology residents
    Daniel Polsky
    Division of General Internal Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Blockley Hall, Rm 1208, Philadelphia, PA 19104 6021, USA
    J Child Neurol 19:6-13. 2004
    ....
  42. ncbi request reprint The burden of health care costs for working families
    Daniel Polsky
    University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
    LDI Issue Brief 14:1-4. 2009
    ..Their findings remind us that what works today also has to work tomorrow. Sustainability depends critically on successful cost containment...
  43. pmc Costing and cost analysis in randomized controlled trials: caveat emptor
    Daniel Polsky
    University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104, USA
    Pharmacoeconomics 27:179-88. 2009
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  44. ncbi request reprint Medical migration to the U.S.: trends and impact
    Daniel Polsky
    Leonard David Institute of Health Economics, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA USA
    LDI Issue Brief 12:1-4. 2007
    ..S. shortage. This Issue Brief analyzes trends in medical migration, and explores its short- and long-term effects on the health care workforce in the U.S. and in developing countries...
  45. ncbi request reprint Strategies to attract medical students to the specialty of child neurology
    Rachel M Werner
    Division of General Internal Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104, USA
    Pediatr Neurol 30:35-8. 2004
    ..These schools should implement a curriculum in neuroscience and child neurology that specifically exposes students early and maintains their interest in the field of child neurology...
  46. pmc Initial practice locations of international medical graduates
    Daniel Polsky
    University of Pennsylvania, Division of General Internal Medicine, Philadelphia 19104, USA
    Health Serv Res 37:907-28. 2002
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  47. doi request reprint The importance of clinical variables in comparative analyses using propensity-score matching: the case of ESA costs for the treatment of chemotherapy-induced anaemia
    Daniel Polsky
    University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
    Pharmacoeconomics 27:755-65. 2009
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Research Grants12

  1. Statistical Methods for Cost Research in Alcohol Studies
    Daniel Polsky; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..By developing the methodology of cost analysis we aim to improve the policy relevance and interpretability of economic evidence in trial based data. ..
  2. Market Competition and the Quality of Home Health Services
    Daniel Polsky; Fiscal Year: 2009
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  3. Market Competition and the Quality of Home Health Services
    Daniel Polsky; Fiscal Year: 2009
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  4. Market Competition and the Quality of Home Health Services
    Daniel Polsky; Fiscal Year: 2008
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  5. CEA in CTN: Bup/Nal treatment for opioid addicted youth
    Daniel Polsky; Fiscal Year: 2006
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  6. Life Cycle Effects of Health Insurance on Elderly Health
    Daniel Polsky; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..We will use these estimates to simulate the effect of changes in the age of Medicare eligibility on health, medical service use and Medicare expenditure. ..
  7. CEA in CTN: Bup/Nal treatment for opioid addicted youth
    Daniel Polsky; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..abstract_text> ..
  8. CEA in CTN: Bup/Nal treatment for opioid addicted youth
    Daniel Polsky; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..abstract_text> ..
  9. Life Cycle Effects of Health Insurance on Elderly Health
    Daniel Polsky; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..We will use these estimates to simulate the effect of changes in the age of Medicare eligibility on health, medical service use and Medicare expenditure. ..
  10. Statistical Methods for Cost Research in Alcohol Studies
    Daniel Polsky; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..By developing the methodology of cost analysis we aim to improve the policy relevance and interpretability of economic evidence in trial based data. ..
  11. Statistical Methods for Cost Research in Alcohol Studies
    Daniel Polsky; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..By developing the methodology of cost analysis we aim to improve the policy relevance and interpretability of economic evidence in trial based data. ..
  12. Market Competition and the Quality of Home Health Services
    DANIEL E POLSKY; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ....