Andrew J Epstein
Affiliation: Yale University
- Effects of report cards on referral patterns to cardiac surgeonsAndrew J Epstein
Yale University, School of Public Health, Division of Health Policy and Administration, New Haven, CT 06520 8034, USA
J Health Econ 29:718-31. 2010..Future report card efforts might benefit from incorporating the quality signals contained in referral patterns...
- Primary care physicians' views of Medicare Part DAndrew J Epstein
School of Public Health, Yale University, 60 College St, Rm 301, New Haven, CT 06520 8034, USA
Am J Manag Care 14:SP5-13. 2008..To examine physicians' attitudes about the impact of Medicare Part D and how it varied among seniors, particularly Medicare-Medicaid dual-eligible enrollees...
- The formation and evolution of physician treatment styles: an application to cesarean sectionsAndrew J Epstein
Yale University, School of Public Health, Division of Health Policy and Administration, 60 College Street, 3rd Floor, New Haven, CT 06520 8034, United States
J Health Econ 28:1126-40. 2009..Our results indicate that physicians are not likely to converge over time to a community standard; thus, within-market variation in treatment styles is likely to persist...
- Racial and ethnic differences in the use of high-volume hospitals and surgeonsAndrew J Epstein
Yale University School of Public Health, 60 College Street, New Haven, CT 06520, USA
Arch Surg 145:179-86. 2010..To examine racial/ethnic differences in the use of high-volume hospitals and surgeons for 10 surgical procedures with documented associations between volume and mortality...
- Volume-based referral for cardiovascular procedures in the United States: a cross-sectional regression analysisAndrew J Epstein
Division of Health Policy and Administration, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
BMC Health Serv Res 5:42. 2005..In addition to hospital risk-adjusted mortality standards, the Leapfrog Group recommends annual hospital procedure minimums of 450 for CABG and 400 for PCI to reduce procedure-associated mortality...
- Hospital coronary artery bypass graft surgery volume and patient mortality, 1998-2000Saif S Rathore
Department of Internal Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, USA
Ann Surg 239:110-7. 2004..However, the small size of the volume-associated mortality difference and the heterogeneity in outcomes within all CABG volume groups suggest individual hospital CABG volume is not a reliable marker of hospital CABG quality...
- Regionalization of care for acute coronary syndromes: more evidence is neededSaif S Rathore
Section of Cardiovascular Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Conn 06520, USA
JAMA 293:1383-7. 2005
- Regionalization of ST-segment elevation acute coronary syndromes care: putting a national policy in proper perspectiveSaif S Rathore
Section of Cardiovascular Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut 06520, USA
J Am Coll Cardiol 47:1346-9. 2006..Clearer evidence of the benefits and discussion of potential harms are needed before adopting a national STEMI regionalization policy...
- Influence of patient race on physician prescribing decisions: a randomized on-line experimentSaif S Rathore
Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT 06520 8025, USA
J Gen Intern Med 24:1183-91. 2009..Prior research reports black patients have lower medication use for hypercholesterolemia, hypertension, and diabetes...
- Association of door-to-balloon time and mortality in patients admitted to hospital with ST elevation myocardial infarction: national cohort studySaif S Rathore
Yale University School of Medicine, 367 Cedar Street, 316 ESH, New Haven, Connecticut 06510, USA
BMJ 338:b1807. 2009....
- Variations in the use of an innovative technology by payer: the case of drug-eluting stentsAndrew J Epstein
Department of Veterans Affairs Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion, Philadelphia Veterans Affairs Medical Center, USA
Med Care 50:1-9. 2012..Payer-related factors that differ between hospitals and/or differential treatment inside hospitals might explain any overall differences by payer type...
- Variation in emergency department wait times for children by race/ethnicity and payment sourceChristine Y Park
Division of Health Policy and Administration, Yale University School of Public Health, 60 College Street, New Haven, CT 06510, USA
Health Serv Res 44:2022-39. 2009..To quantify the variation in emergency department (ED) wait times by patient race/ethnicity and payment source, and to divide the overall association into between- and within-hospital components...
- Quality of care for acute myocardial infarction at urban safety-net hospitalsJoseph S Ross
Department of Geriatrics and Adult Development, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York City, USA
Health Aff (Millwood) 26:238-48. 2007..We examine the implications of these findings for the millions of vulnerable Americans who rely on safety-net hospitals for their care...
- The effect of market reform on racial differences in hospital mortalityKevin G M Volpp
Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion, Philadelphia Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
J Gen Intern Med 21:1198-202. 2006....
- Do cardiac surgery report cards reduce mortality? Assessing the evidenceAndrew J Epstein
University of Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania, USA
Med Care Res Rev 63:403-26. 2006..Future research should expand the number of states and years covered and exploit the variation in institutional features to improve our understanding of the relationship between report cards and outcomes...
- Racial disparities in cardiovascular procedure outcomes: turn down the volumeJohn S Rumsfeld
J Am Coll Cardiol 47:425-6. 2006
- The effects of price competition and reduced subsidies for uncompensated care on hospital mortalityKevin G M Volpp
Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion, Philadelphia Veterans Affairs Medical Center, PA 19104, USA
Health Serv Res 40:1056-77. 2005..CONCLUSIONS: Market-based reforms may adversely affect mortality for some conditions but it appears the effects are not universal. Insured patients in less competitive markets fared better in the transition to price competition...
- Hospital percutaneous coronary intervention volume and patient mortality, 1998 to 2000: does the evidence support current procedure volume minimums?Andrew J Epstein
Department of Health Care Systems, Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
J Am Coll Cardiol 43:1755-62. 2004..The aim of this study was to evaluate current American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association (ACC/AHA) hospital percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) volume minimum recommendations...
- Coronary artery bypass surgery, hospital volume, and riskAndrew J Epstein
Circulation 108:e6-7; author reply e6-7. 2003