Affiliation: Brown University
- Medicare's payment strategy for end-stage renal disease now embraces bundled payment and pay-for-performance to cut costsShailender Swaminathan
Department of Health Services, Policy, and Practice, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, USA
Health Aff (Millwood) 31:2051-8. 2012..Future research on the intended and unintended consequences of payment reform will be critical...
- Persistence of HMO performance measuresShailender Swaminathan
Center for Gerontology and Health Care Research, Brown University, 121 South Main Street, Providence, RI 02912, USA
Health Serv Res 43:2033-49. 2008..To simplify the decision-making process, we propose and implement an approach to assess the stability of health plan performance over time when multiple indicators of performance exist...
- Effect of forced transitions on the most functionally impaired nursing home residentsKali S Thomas
Center for Gerontology and Healthcare Research, Providence, RI 02912, USA
J Am Geriatr Soc 60:1895-900. 2012..To examine the hospitalization rate and mortality associated with forced mass transfer of nursing home (NH) residents with the highest levels of functional impairment...
- Effect of Medicare dialysis payment reform on use of erythropoiesis stimulating agentsShailender Swaminathan
Department of Health Services, Policy, and Practice, School of Public Health, Brown University, Providence, RI
Health Serv Res 50:790-808. 2015..We examined the impact of the new payment policy on the use of ESAs...
- Different analyses estimate different parameters of the effect of erythropoietin stimulating agents on survival in end stage renal disease: a comparison of payment policy analysis, instrumental variables, and multiple imputation of potential outcomesDavid D Dore
Department of Health Services, Policy and Practice, Brown University, Providence, RI MH082773, USA
J Clin Epidemiol 66:S42-50. 2013..To compare the assumptions and estimands across three approaches to estimate the effect of erythropoietin-stimulating agents (ESAs) on mortality...
- To evacuate or shelter in place: implications of universal hurricane evacuation policies on nursing home residentsDavid Dosa
Division of Primary Care, Providence VA Medical Center, Providence, RI, USA
J Am Med Dir Assoc 13:190.e1-7. 2012..To examine the differential morbidity/mortality associated with evacuation versus sheltering in place for nursing home (NH) residents exposed to the 4 most recent Gulf hurricanes...
- Diabetes diagnosis and exercise initiation among older AmericansLeigh Ann Leung
Brown University, Center for Gerontology and Health Care Research, 121 South Main Street, Box G S121 6, Providence, RI 02912, USA Electronic address
Prev Med 65:128-32. 2014..To determine whether exercise participation increased following a new diagnosis of diabetes using a sample of U.S. individuals aged 50 and over who did not report exercise prior to diagnosis...
- Insurance parity and the use of outpatient mental health care following a psychiatric hospitalizationAmal N Trivedi
Department of Community Health, Warren Alpert Medical School at Brown University, Box G S121, Providence, RI 02912, USA
JAMA 300:2879-85. 2008..In 2008, the US Congress enacted legislation requiring parity in insurance coverage for mental health services in group health plans and Medicare Part B...