Affiliation: Yale University
- Measuring quality of pharmacotherapy for depression in a national health care systemSusan H Busch
Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut 06510, USA
Med Care 42:532-42. 2004....
- Adopting a competency-based model: mapping curricula and assessing student progressElizabeth H Bradley
Yale University, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, 60 College Street, New Haven, CT 06520 8034, USA
J Health Adm Educ 25:37-51. 2008..Finally, the approach is flexible, as competency areas can be added and removed to be responsive to new research evidence and the changing needs of the field...
- ACA dependent coverage provision reduced high out-of-pocket health care spending for young adultsSusan H Busch
Susan H Busch is an associate professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Yale School of Public Health, in New Haven, Connecticut
Health Aff (Millwood) 33:1361-6. 2014..4 percentage points, or 57 percent. We conclude that the dependent coverage provision in the ACA provides financial protection for young adults at a time when they often face high debt burden but low wages...
- Characteristics of adults with substance use disorders expected to be eligible for Medicaid under the ACASusan H Busch
Department of Health Policy and Management, Yale School of Public Health, New Haven, CT 06520 8034, USA
Psychiatr Serv 64:520-6. 2013..The aim of the study was to provide information on the need for substance use disorder treatment among individuals who may be eligible for Medicaid under the ACA...
- Mental health disorders in childhood: assessing the burden on familiesSusan H Busch
Health Policy, Yale Medical School, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
Health Aff (Millwood) 26:1088-95. 2007..Equalizing private insurance coverage and providing cash support could play a vital role in easing the economic toll of care for children with mental health disorders...
- New evidence on the effects of state mental health mandatesSusan H Busch
Department of Health Policy and Administration, School of Public Health, Yale University, New Haven, CT 06520, USA
Inquiry 45:308-22. 2008..We find that individuals in smaller firms are more likely to use services post-parity implementation and that this effect is concentrated among low-income individuals...
- Are adults in poor health more likely to enroll in public insurance?Susan H Busch
Yale University, School of Public Health, Health Policy and Administration, 60 College St, New Haven, CT 06520, USA
Inquiry 45:380-94. 2008..We find a 14.3-percentage-point reduction in unmet need among mothers reporting fair or poor health status. Our results suggest that some of this reduction is due to individuals moving from inadequate private coverage to public coverage...
- Pediatric antidepressant use after the black-box warningSusan H Busch
Department of Health Policy at Yale Medical School in New Haven, Connecticut, USA
Health Aff (Millwood) 28:724-33. 2009..We conclude that risk communication strategies need to be refined, to ensure intended results...
- Does private insurance adequately protect families of children with mental health disorders?Susan H Busch
Division of Health Policy and Administration, Yale School of Public Health, Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut 06520 8034, USA
Pediatrics 124:S399-406. 2009..Our objective was to determine if families of privately insured children who need mental health care face different burdens than other families in caring for their children...
- Antidepressants and suicide risk: how did specific information in FDA safety warnings affect treatment patterns?Susan H Busch
Yale School of Public Health, P O Box 208034, Suite 300, New Haven, CT 06520 8034, USA
Psychiatr Serv 61:11-6. 2010..Although researchers have documented a decline in antidepressant use among children over this period, less is known about whether specific safety information conveyed in individual warnings was reflected in treatment patterns...
- Characterizing declines in pediatric antidepressant use after new risk disclosuresSusan H Busch
Yale School of Public Health, Yale University, New Haven, CT 06520, USA
Med Care Res Rev 68:96-111. 2011..The authors' findings highlight the need for additional data to assess the effects of risk disclosures on treatment patterns and health outcomes...
- Effects of a cost-sharing exemption on use of preventive services at one large employerSusan H Busch
Yale University School of Medicine in New Haven, Connecticut, USA
Health Aff (Millwood) 25:1529-36. 2006..This evidence suggests that differential cost sharing can be used to preserve the use of critical health care services...
- Family coverage expansions: impact on insurance coverage and health care utilization of parentsSusan H Busch
Yale School of Medicine, Health Policy, 60 College Street, P O Box 208034, New Haven, CT 06520, USA
J Health Econ 24:876-90. 2005..Of previously uninsured mothers not receiving cancer screening, 29% now receive these screens. Finally, our results indicate the expansions decreased the likelihood that a parent needed to see a doctor but did not because of cost...
- Burning a hole in the budget: tobacco spending and its crowd-out of other goodsSusan H Busch
The Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut 06520, USA
Appl Health Econ Health Policy 3:263-72. 2004..Results from the demand system indicate that as the price of cigarettes rises, households increase the quantity of food purchased, and, in some samples, reduce the quantity of apparel and housing purchased...
- Comparing the quality of antidepressant pharmacotherapy in the Department of Veterans Affairs and the private sectorSusan H Busch
Department of Health Policy, Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut 06520 8034, USA
Psychiatr Serv 55:1386-91. 2004..This study compared measures of the quality of pharmacotherapy for patients with major depression across a sample of patients from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the private sector...
- Access to mental health services: are uninsured children falling behind?Susan H Busch
Health Policy and Administration, Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
Ment Health Serv Res 6:109-16. 2004..No differences were found in data collected in 1997. This suggests that recent legislative and market changes may have caused children who remain uninsured to be at a significant disadvantage...
- Value to smokers of improved cessation products: evidence from a willingness-to-pay surveySusan Busch
Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Yale University School of Medicine and Center for Nicotine and Tobacco Use Research at Yale, New Haven, CT 06520, USA
Nicotine Tob Res 6:631-9. 2004..From these data, we calculated estimates of the value of a quit. For the population studied, this survey suggests a substantial market for more effective smoking cessation treatments...
- Do state parity laws reduce the financial burden on families of children with mental health care needs?Colleen L Barry
Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Yale University School of Medicine, Division of Health Policy and Administration, 60 College Street, New Haven, CT 06520, USA
Health Serv Res 42:1061-84. 2007..To study the financial impact of state parity laws on families of children in need of mental health services...
- Reduction of quantity smoked predicts future cessation among older smokersTracy Falba
Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, USA
Addiction 99:93-102. 2004..To examine whether smokers who reduce their quantity of cigarettes smoked between two periods are more or less likely to quit subsequently...
- Are State legislatures responding to public opinion when allocating funds for tobacco control programs?Angela Snyder
School of Public Health at Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, USA
Health Promot Pract 5:35S-45S. 2004..Effective public education to change public opinion and the cultural norms surrounding smoking may affect political decisions and, in turn, increase funding for crucial public health programs...
- News coverage of FDA warnings on pediatric antidepressant use and suicidalityColleen L Barry
School of Public Health, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut 06520, USA
Pediatrics 125:88-95. 2010..Our objective was to evaluate the quality and content of and overall impression conveyed in news coverage of this issue...
- The impact of tobacco expenditure on household consumption patterns in rural ChinaHong Wang
Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Yale University School of Medicine, 60 College Street, Suite 315, New Haven, CT 06520, USA
Soc Sci Med 62:1414-26. 2006..Smoking expenses can harm other family members by reducing expenditures on basic needs such as foods, utilities, and durable goods consumption. Thus smoking can have important intra-family distributional impacts...
- Specialty health care, treatment patterns, and quality: the impact of a mental health carve-out on care for depressionSusan H Busch
Yale University, School of Medicine, Health Policy and Administration, New Haven, CT 06520 8034, USA
Health Serv Res 37:1583-601. 2002..To assess the effect of a mental health carve-out on treatment patterns and quality of care for outpatient treatment of depression...
- Survival expectations of the obese: Is excess mortality reflected in perceptions?Tracy A Falba
Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Yale University School of Medicine, P O Box 208034, 60 College Street, New Haven, CT 06520 8034, USA
Obes Res 13:754-61. 2005..e., probability of living to age 75) for normal-weight, overweight, and obese weight groups to examine whether individuals are internalizing information about the health risks due to excessive weight...
- Assessing new patient access to mental health providers in HMO networksColleen L Barry
Division of Health Policy and Administration, Yale University School of Medicine, 60 College St, New Haven, CT 06520, USA
Psychiatr Serv 59:1413-8. 2008..This study examined access to mental health providers in health maintenance organization (HMO) networks...
- Who chooses a consumer-directed health plan?Colleen L Barry
Yale University School of Medicine in New Haven, Connecticut, USA
Health Aff (Millwood) 27:1671-9. 2008....
- Caring for children with mental disorders: do state parity laws increase access to treatment?Colleen L Barry
Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT 06520, USA
J Ment Health Policy Econ 11:57-66. 2008..Yet, among children diagnosed with serious mental health problems, a majority receive no treatment. Improving access to mental health services for children with behavioral and emotional disorders constitutes an important policy concern...
- Brief intervention for hazardous and harmful drinkers in the emergency departmentGAIL D'ONOFRIO
Section of Emergency Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT 06519, USA
Ann Emerg Med 51:742-750.e2. 2008..To determine the efficacy of emergency practitioner-performed brief intervention for hazardous/harmful drinkers in reducing alcohol consumption and negative consequences in an emergency department (ED) setting...
- Use of health care services by lower-income and higher-income uninsured adultsJoseph S Ross
Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program, Department of Internal Medicine, School of Medicine, Yale University, New Haven, Conn 06520 8088, USA
JAMA 295:2027-36. 2006..Although the uninsured comprise a range of income levels, little attention has been directed at higher-income uninsured adults and their patterns of care...
- Case-mix adjustment of consumer reports about managed behavioral health care and health plansLaura L Eselius
Yale School of Public Health, 60 College Street, New Haven, CT 06520 8034, USA
Health Serv Res 43:2014-32. 2008..To develop a model for adjusting patients' reports of behavioral health care experiences on the Experience of Care and Health Outcomes (ECHO) survey to allow for fair comparisons across health plans...
- Rethinking antipsychotic formulary policyR A Rosenheck
Yale Medical School, New Haven, CT, USA
Schizophr Bull 34:375-80. 2008..The algorithm outlined here and the process for its implementation are intended as a stimulus for discussion of potential policy responses, not as a finalized proposition...
- Intensive intervention improves primary care follow-up for uninsured emergency department patientsSarah McCue Horwitz
Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Case Western Reserve University, School of Medicine, Room W G 72, 10900 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44106 4945, USA
Acad Emerg Med 12:647-52. 2005..To test an intervention designed to improve primary care use and decrease emergency department (ED) utilization for uninsured patients using the ED...
- Opioid use disorder in the United States: insurance status and treatment accessWilliam C Becker
Department of Internal Medicine, Philadelphia VAMC, Philadelphia, PA 19104, United States
Drug Alcohol Depend 94:207-13. 2008..In the United States, insurance status and rates of treatment for individuals with opioid use disorder are unknown...
- The medical treatment of depression, 1991-1996: productive inefficiency, expected outcome variations, and price indexesErnst R Berndt
MIT and NBER, Boston, MA 02127, USA
J Health Econ 21:373-96. 2002..Based on hedonic regression equations that account for the effects of changing patient mix, we find reductions that range from about -1.66 to -2.13% per year...
- Cultivating next generation leadership: preceptors' rating of competencies in post-graduate administrative residents and fellowsEmily Cherlin
Health Management Program, 60 College St New Haven, CT 06530 8034, USA
J Health Adm Educ 23:351-65. 2006..The findings highlight the need not only to enhance competency levels of graduates but also to address the potential mismatch in early careerists' and preceptors' views about required and attained competency levels...
- Poor mental health and smoking: interactive impact on wagesMireia Jofre-Bonet
Department Of Economics of City University and ICEH at London, UK
J Ment Health Policy Econ 8:193-203. 2005..The positive association between poor mental health and smoking has also been documented. This is the first study to document the separate and interactive impacts of smoking and mental health on wages...
- Antidepressant Use and SuicideSusan Busch; Fiscal Year: 2009..The significance of this project lies in its potential to help clinicians and policymakers assess and manage competing risk and benefit claims. ..