S C Stearns

Summary

Affiliation: University of North Carolina
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Cost-effectiveness of preventive oral health care in medical offices for young Medicaid enrollees
    Sally C Stearns
    Department of Health Policy and Management, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, USA
    Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 166:945-51. 2012
  2. ncbi request reprint Access to care for rural Medicare beneficiaries
    S C Stearns
    Department of Health Policy and Administration, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7400, USA
    J Rural Health 16:31-42. 2000
  3. pmc The economic implications of self-care: the effect of lifestyle, functional adaptations, and medical self-care among a national sample of Medicare beneficiaries
    S C Stearns
    Department of Health Policy and Administration, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 27599 7400, USA
    Am J Public Health 90:1608-12. 2000
  4. ncbi request reprint Staying the course: facility and profession retention among nursing assistants in nursing homes
    Sally C Stearns
    Health Policy and Administration, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, McGavran Greenberg, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7411, USA
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 63:S113-21. 2008
  5. ncbi request reprint Determinants and effects of nurse staffing intensity and skill mix in residential care/assisted living settings
    Sally C Stearns
    Department of Health Policy and Administration, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, CB 7411, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7411, USA
    Gerontologist 47:662-71. 2007
  6. ncbi request reprint Time to include time to death? The future of health care expenditure predictions
    Sally C Stearns
    Department of Health Policy and Administration, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 27599 7411, USA
    Health Econ 13:315-27. 2004
  7. ncbi request reprint Psychosocial and educational outcomes associated with home- and clinic-based pretest education and cystic fibrosis carrier testing among a population of at-risk relatives
    B Cheuvront
    Department of Health Behavior and Health Education, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill 27599 7505, USA
    Am J Med Genet 75:461-8. 1998
  8. ncbi request reprint Issues and early evidence for the economic evaluation of the effects of periodontal therapy on pregnancy outcomes
    Rocio Quinonez
    Department of Pediatric Dentistry and Pediatrics, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, USA
    J Periodontol 79:203-6. 2008
  9. doi request reprint Follow-up preventive dental visits for Medicaid-enrolled children in the medical office
    Rocio Beatriz QuiƱonez
    Department of Pediatric Dentistry, School of Dentistry, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, USA
    J Public Health Dent 68:131-8. 2008
  10. doi request reprint Cost-effectiveness of a behavioral weight loss intervention for low-income women: the Weight-Wise Program
    Alison Gustafson
    Department of Nutrition, School of Medicine, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27519, USA
    Prev Med 49:390-5. 2009

Detail Information

Publications31

  1. ncbi request reprint Cost-effectiveness of preventive oral health care in medical offices for young Medicaid enrollees
    Sally C Stearns
    Department of Health Policy and Management, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, USA
    Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 166:945-51. 2012
    ..To estimate the cost-effectiveness of a medical office-based preventive oral health program in North Carolina called Into the Mouths of Babes (IMB)...
  2. ncbi request reprint Access to care for rural Medicare beneficiaries
    S C Stearns
    Department of Health Policy and Administration, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7400, USA
    J Rural Health 16:31-42. 2000
    ..Development of policies to address these specific service gaps may be warranted. Low income has a more pervasive and problematic relationship to self-reported access, satisfaction and utilization than does rural residence per se...
  3. pmc The economic implications of self-care: the effect of lifestyle, functional adaptations, and medical self-care among a national sample of Medicare beneficiaries
    S C Stearns
    Department of Health Policy and Administration, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 27599 7400, USA
    Am J Public Health 90:1608-12. 2000
    ..This study measured associations between self-care practices (lifestyle practices, adaptations to functional limitations, and medical self-care) and Medicare expenditures among a national sample of adults 65 years and older...
  4. ncbi request reprint Staying the course: facility and profession retention among nursing assistants in nursing homes
    Sally C Stearns
    Health Policy and Administration, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, McGavran Greenberg, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7411, USA
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 63:S113-21. 2008
    ..This study assessed the extent to which the same factors are associated with NAs' intent to leave a particular job versus the NA profession...
  5. ncbi request reprint Determinants and effects of nurse staffing intensity and skill mix in residential care/assisted living settings
    Sally C Stearns
    Department of Health Policy and Administration, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, CB 7411, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7411, USA
    Gerontologist 47:662-71. 2007
    ..This study analyzed the intensity and skill mix of nursing staff using data from a four-state study, and their relationship to outcomes...
  6. ncbi request reprint Time to include time to death? The future of health care expenditure predictions
    Sally C Stearns
    Department of Health Policy and Administration, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 27599 7411, USA
    Health Econ 13:315-27. 2004
    ..The predicted differences between the models are sufficient to justify reassessment of the value of inclusion of time to death in models for predicting health care expenditures...
  7. ncbi request reprint Psychosocial and educational outcomes associated with home- and clinic-based pretest education and cystic fibrosis carrier testing among a population of at-risk relatives
    B Cheuvront
    Department of Health Behavior and Health Education, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill 27599 7505, USA
    Am J Med Genet 75:461-8. 1998
    ..In light of the increasing interest in home-based medical testing of all kinds, this study suggests that CF carrier testing in the home warrants further consideration as one possible approach to facilitating access to testing...
  8. ncbi request reprint Issues and early evidence for the economic evaluation of the effects of periodontal therapy on pregnancy outcomes
    Rocio Quinonez
    Department of Pediatric Dentistry and Pediatrics, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, USA
    J Periodontol 79:203-6. 2008
  9. doi request reprint Follow-up preventive dental visits for Medicaid-enrolled children in the medical office
    Rocio Beatriz QuiƱonez
    Department of Pediatric Dentistry, School of Dentistry, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, USA
    J Public Health Dent 68:131-8. 2008
    ..To describe the frequency and determinants of follow-up preventive oral health visits at medical offices among children screened for dental disease, receiving fluoride varnish and counseling...
  10. doi request reprint Cost-effectiveness of a behavioral weight loss intervention for low-income women: the Weight-Wise Program
    Alison Gustafson
    Department of Nutrition, School of Medicine, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27519, USA
    Prev Med 49:390-5. 2009
    ..Assess the cost-effectiveness of a 16-week weight loss intervention (Weight-Wise) for low-income midlife women...
  11. pmc Cost to primary care practices of responding to payer requests for quality and performance data
    Jacqueline R Halladay
    Department of Family Medicine, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA
    Ann Fam Med 7:495-503. 2009
    ..We wanted to determine how much it costs primary care practices to participate in programs that require them to gather and report data on care quality indicators...
  12. doi request reprint Cost-effectiveness of electrocardiography vs. electrocardiography plus limited echocardiography to diagnose LVH in young, newly identified, hypertensives
    Peter J Leese
    Department of Health Policy and Management, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA
    Am J Hypertens 23:592-8. 2010
    ..However, the introduction of limited echo within the past decade has made sonographic imaging of the heart less expensive and more available for routine screening...
  13. ncbi request reprint Simulating cost-effectiveness of fluoride varnish during well-child visits for Medicaid-enrolled children
    Rocio B Quinonez
    Department of Pediatric Dentistry, School of Dentistry, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC 27599, USA
    Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 160:164-70. 2006
    ..To examine the cost-effectiveness of fluoride varnish application by medical providers when implemented within a well-child periodicity schedule for Medicaid-enrolled children...
  14. pmc Three-year outcomes of multivessel revascularization in very elderly acute coronary syndrome patients
    Brett C Sheridan
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, School of Medicine, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599 7065, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 89:1889-94; discussion 1894-5. 2010
    ..We evaluated long-term outcomes of CABG versus PCI in a cohort of very elderly Medicare beneficiaries presenting with acute coronary syndrome...
  15. ncbi request reprint How good is assisted living? Findings and implications from an outcomes study
    Sheryl Zimmerman
    Cecil G Sheps Center for Health Services Research, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 725 Airport Rd, Campus Box 7590, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7590, USA
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 60:S195-204. 2005
    ..The objective of this work was to determine 1-year medical outcomes, nursing home transfer, and functional change of assisted living (AL) residents and their relationship to care...
  16. doi request reprint Agreement between structured checklists and Medicaid claims for preventive dental visits in primary care medical offices
    Bhavna T Pahel
    Cecil G Sheps Center for Health Services Research, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, USA
    Health Informatics J 16:115-28. 2010
    ..However, future research should examine strategies to improve the completion of structured checklists by primary care providers if data beyond claims are to be used for program evaluation...
  17. pmc Effectiveness of preventive dental treatments by physicians for young Medicaid enrollees
    Bhavna T Pahel
    UNC School of Dentistry, 150 Old Dental Building, CB 7450, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7450, USA
    Pediatrics 127:e682-9. 2011
    ..To estimate the effectiveness of a medical office-based preventive dental program (Into the Mouths of Babes [IMB]), which included fluoride varnish application, in reducing treatments related to dental caries...
  18. ncbi request reprint Assisted living and nursing homes: apples and oranges?
    Sheryl Zimmerman
    Program on Aging, Disability, and Long Term Care, Cecil G Sheps Center for Health Services Research, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 725 Airport Road, Campus Box 7590, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7590, USA
    Gerontologist 43:107-17. 2003
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  19. ncbi request reprint Longevity and health care expenditures: the real reasons older people spend more
    Zhou Yang
    Department of Health Policy and Administration, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 27599, USA
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 58:S2-10. 2003
    ..We also analyzed differences in expenditure patterns by age and time to death for various service types and payers...
  20. pmc Assessing treatment effects of inhaled corticosteroids on medical expenses and exacerbations among COPD patients: longitudinal analysis of managed care claims
    Manabu Akazawa
    Department of Health Policy and Administration, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, CB 7411, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7411, USA
    Health Serv Res 43:2164-82. 2008
    ..To assess costs, effectiveness, and cost-effectiveness of inhaled corticosteroids (ICS) augmenting bronchodilator treatment for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)...
  21. doi request reprint Economic assessment of early initiation of inhaled corticosteroids in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease using propensity score matching
    Manabu Akazawa
    Department of Health Policy and Administration, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599 7411, USA
    Clin Ther 30:1003-16. 2008
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  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. pmc Understanding biased selection in Medicare HMOs
    Michelle M Mello
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Health Serv Res 38:961-92. 2003
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  24. pmc The staffing-outcomes relationship in nursing homes
    R Tamara Konetzka
    University of Chicago, Department of Health Studies, 5841 S Maryland Avenue, MC2007, Chicago, IL 60637, USA
    Health Serv Res 43:1025-42. 2008
    ..To assess longitudinally whether a change in registered nurse (RN) staffing and skill mix leads to a change in nursing home resident outcomes while controlling for the potential endogeneity of staffing...
  25. ncbi request reprint Medicare payment changes and nursing home quality: effects on long-stay residents
    R Tamara Konetzka
    Department of Health Studies, University of Chicago, 5841 S Maryland Ave, MC2007, Chicago, IL 60637, USA
    Int J Health Care Finance Econ 6:173-89. 2006
    ..Results show that long-stay residents experienced increased adverse outcomes with the elimination of Medicare cost reimbursement...
  26. ncbi request reprint Cost effectiveness of tension-free vaginal tape for the surgical management of female stress incontinence
    Mary Kilonzo
    Health Economics Research Unit, University of Aberdeen, UK
    Int J Technol Assess Health Care 20:455-63. 2004
    ..The cost-effectiveness of TVT in comparison with other surgical procedures, particularly open colposuspension, is assessed...
  27. ncbi request reprint Hemodialysis for end-stage renal disease: a cost-effectiveness analysis of treatment-options
    Juan G Gonzalez-Perez
    University of Aberdeen, UK
    Int J Technol Assess Health Care 21:32-9. 2005
    ..HD is provided in three main settings: hospital (24.5 percent), satellite (10.9 percent), or home (1.7 percent). The objective of this study is to explore the cost-effectiveness of these different modalities...
  28. ncbi request reprint Cost-effectiveness of a home-based environmental intervention for inner-city children with asthma
    Meyer Kattan
    Department of Pediatrics, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY, USA
    J Allergy Clin Immunol 116:1058-63. 2005
    ..A cost-effectiveness analysis can help stakeholders to evaluate the potential costs and benefits of adopting such a program...
  29. ncbi request reprint Medicare prospective payment and quality of care for long-stay nursing facility residents
    R Tamara Konetzka
    Department of Health Studies, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL 60637, USA
    Med Care 44:270-6. 2006
    ..Because facilities may combine revenue streams to be used where needed, spillover effects on quality of care for long-stay residents are possible...
  30. ncbi request reprint Grading systems for cost-effectiveness studies: is the whole greater than the sum of the parts?
    Sally C Stearns
    Med Care 41:1-3. 2003
  31. ncbi request reprint Do Medicare HMOs still reduce health services use after controlling for selection bias?
    Michelle M Mello
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston 02115, USA
    Health Econ 11:323-40. 2002
    ..Medicare HMOs do not, however, appear to reduce the use of physician services...