Joseph W Thompson
Affiliation: University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
- Arkansas' experience: statewide surveillance and parental information on the child obesity epidemicJoseph W Thompson
Arkansas Center for Health Improvement, 1401 W Capitol, Suite 300, Victory Building, Little Rock, AR 72205, USA
Pediatrics 124:S73-82. 2009....
- Health plan quality-of-care information is undermined by voluntary reportingJoseph W Thompson
Department of Pediatrics, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, Arkansas, USA
Am J Prev Med 24:62-70. 2003..Using women's health indicators, we compared performance results for MCOs and evaluated whether those MCOs that publicly report quality-of-care (QOC) results demonstrate better QOC than those plans that restrict public access to data...
- Quality of care for children in commercial and Medicaid managed careJoseph W Thompson
Department of Pediatrics, College of Medicine, Arkansas Center for Health Improvement, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock 72204, USA
JAMA 290:1486-93. 2003..Assumptions that the quality of care provided to Medicaid beneficiaries through these programs is acceptable have not been tested...
- Impact of addition of philosophical exemptions on childhood immunization ratesJoseph W Thompson
Arkansas Center for Health Improvement, Department of Pediatrics, College of Medicine, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, Arkansas 72201, USA
Am J Prev Med 32:194-201. 2007..This retrospective study conducted in 2006 describes the impact of philosophical exemption legislation in Arkansas...
- Self-reported health risks linked to health plan cost and age groupRhonda K Hill
Arkansas Center for Health Improvement, Little Rock, Arkansas 72201, USA
Am J Prev Med 36:468-74. 2009..The objective of the current study was to quantify health plan costs associated with individual tobacco, obesity, and physical inactivity risks in Arkansas's state employee plan...
- Arkansas Act 1220 of 2003 to reduce childhood obesity: its implementation and impact on child and adolescent body mass indexJames M Raczynski
Fay W Boozman College of Public Health, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AR 72205, USA
J Public Health Policy 30:S124-40. 2009..The Arkansas experience to date may serve to inform the efforts of other states to adopt policies to address the epidemic of childhood obesity...
- Arkansas Tobacco Settlement Proceeds Act of 2000: results from education and engagement with policy makers and the publicJoseph W Thompson
Arkansas Center for Health Improvement, Department of Pediatrics at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, Arkansas, USA
Health Promot Pract 5:57S-63S. 2004....
- Public health "malpractice" and the obesity epidemicKevin W Ryan
Arkansas Center for Health Improvement, Little Rock, 72201, USA
Public Health Rep 122:414-6. 2007
- Am I my brother's keeper? A proposal to determine state governments' affirmative duty to advance public healthKevin W Ryan
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Arkansas, USA
J Health Hum Serv Adm 31:124-33. 2008
- Improving health with tobacco dollars from the MSA: the Arkansas experienceJoseph W Thompson
Arkansas Center for Health Improvement, Department of Pediatrics, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock, USA
Health Aff (Millwood) 23:177-85. 2004....
- Arkansas fights fat: translating research into policy to combat childhood and adolescent obesityKevin W Ryan
Health Aff (Millwood) 25:992-1004. 2006..Based on our experience, we present a framework for developing a cross-sector approach to translating science into policy and practice, and we offer this guide to other states facing similar health threats...
- Safety restraint use linked to hospital use and charges in ArkansasMary E Aitken
J Ark Med Soc 104:161-4. 2008..2 days versus 7.5 days). Lack of safety restraint use was associated with greater use of hospital resources. Prevention efforts should focus on increasing compliance...
- Public health and the politics of school immunization requirementsDaniel A Salmon
Institute for Vaccine Safety, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 615 N Wolfe St, Rm E5543, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
Am J Public Health 95:778-83. 2005..Our observations may assist states whose current nonmedical exemption provisions are constitutionally suspect as well as states lacking legally appropriate administrative controls on existing, broad non-medical exemptions...
- A national assessment of children with special health care needs: prevalence of special needs and use of health care services among children in the military health systemThomas V Williams
Center for Healthcare Management Studies, Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense, Health Affairs, TRICARE Management Activity, Falls Church, Virginia 22041, USA
Pediatrics 114:384-93. 2004..The purpose of this research was to use survey tools that have been developed to identify children with special health care needs (CSHCN) to measure prevalence and resource needs of these children in the military health system (MHS)...
- State expenditures for tobacco-control programs and the tobacco settlementJoseph W Thompson
N Engl J Med 348:663-4; author reply 663-4. 2003
- Differences in health care quality for children and adults under managed care: justification for separate quality assessments?James E Bost
National Committee for Quality Assurance, Washington, DC 20036, USA
Ambul Pediatr 2:224-9. 2002..To assess reported results of health care quality for children and adults in managed systems of care and to determine if variations exist between reported quality results for adults and children within the same plan...
- Performance indicators in women's health: incorporating women's health in the health plan employer data and information set (HEDIS)Elizabeth D McKinley
Center for Health Care Research and Policy Case Western Reserve University, MetroHealth Medical Center, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Womens Health Issues 12:46-58. 2002....