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..To evaluate the association between annual hospital coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery volume and in-hospital mortality...
- 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....
- 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