Affiliation: RAND Corporation
- Systematic review of the impact of worksite wellness programsKaren Chan Osilla
RAND, Santa Monica, CA, USA
Am J Manag Care 18:e68-81. 2012..To analyze the impact of worksite wellness programs on health and financial outcomes, and the effect of incentives on participation...
- Medicare Home Visit Program Associated With Fewer Hospital And Nursing Home Admissions, Increased Office VisitsSoeren Mattke
Soeren Mattke is a senior scientist at the RAND Corporation and managing director of RAND Health Advisory Services, both in Boston, Massachusetts
Health Aff (Millwood) 34:2138-46. 2015....
- Results from a national survey on chronic care management by health plansSoeren Mattke
RAND Health Advisory Services, 20 Park Plaza 920, Boston, MA 02116 E mail
Am J Manag Care 21:370-6. 2015..Our goal was to conduct a systematic examination of chronic care management programs offered by health plans in the commercial market (ie, in products sold to employers and individuals...
- Improving antipsychotic adherence among patients with schizophrenia: savings for statesZachary S Predmore
The authors are with the RAND Corporation Mr Predmore and Dr Mattke are at the Boston office, and Dr Horvitz Lennon is at the Pittsburgh office Send correspondence to Dr Mattke e mail Steven S Sharfstein, M D, Haiden A Huskamp, Ph D, and Alison Evans Cuellar, Ph D, are editors of this column
Psychiatr Serv 66:343-5. 2015..Innovations to improve adherence to antipsychotic drugs among schizophrenia patients can yield substantial savings in state budgets. States should consider interventions shown to increase medication adherence in this patient group. ..
- A review of methods to measure health-related productivity lossSoeren Mattke
RAND Corporation, Arlington, VA 22202, USA
Am J Manag Care 13:211-7. 2007..To date, little effort has been made to assess the availability of measurement instruments or the validity and reliability of those that exist...
- Anti-inflammatory medication adherence and cost and utilization of asthma care in a commercially insured populationSoeren Mattke
THE RAND CORPORATION, Boston, Massachusetts 02116, USA
J Asthma 47:323-9. 2010..The authors hypothesized that adherence to anti-inflammatory treatment could reduce overall cost of asthma care, as higher spending on drugs would be offset by reductions in hospital and emergency care...
- When should measures be updated? Development of a conceptual framework for maintenance of quality-of-care measuresS Mattke
THE RAND CORPORATION, 1200 South Hayes Street, Arlington, VA 22202, USA
Qual Saf Health Care 17:182-6. 2008..To document current practices on long-term maintenance of quality measures and to develop a consensus framework to guide the design of maintenance systems...
- Evidence for the effect of disease management: is $1 billion a year a good investment?Soeren Mattke
RAND Health, 1200 S Hayes St, Arlington, VA 22202, USA
Am J Manag Care 13:670-6. 2007..To assess the evidence for the effect of disease management on quality of care, disease control, and cost, with a focus on population-based programs...
- Effect of disease management on prescription drug treatment: what is the right quality measure?Soeren Mattke
RAND Health, Arlington, Virginia 22202, USA
Dis Manag 10:91-100. 2007..While more complex, MPR- and LOG-based measures could be more appropriate for DM evaluation. Our initial results, however, need to be confirmed by data covering longer term follow-up...
- Evaluating the role of patient sample definitions for quality indicators sensitive to nurse staffing patternsSoeren Mattke
Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Med Care 42:II21-33. 2004..This study evaluates whether broader sample definitions combined with risk adjustment would allow for larger samples and increase analytic power...
- Cardiology and cost control: the ethical challenge for the new millenniumS Mattke
Harvard School of Public Health, Department of Health Policy and Management, Boston, MA 02115, USA
Z Kardiol 89:649-57. 2000..The outlined concepts are finally discussed in the context of the current debate about the proposed cost containment legislation in Germany...
- Rigorous development does not ensure that guidelines are acceptable to a panel of knowledgeable providersTeryl K Nuckols
RAND Corporation, Santa Monica, CA, USA
J Gen Intern Med 23:37-44. 2008..No studies have examined whether this technical quality consistently leads to acceptability...
- Quality indicators for international benchmarking of mental health careRichard C Hermann
Tufts New England Medical Center, Center for Quality Assessment and Improvement in Mental Health CQAIMH, 750 Washington Street, NEMC 345, Boston, MA, 02111, USA
Int J Qual Health Care 18:31-8. 2006..To identify quality measures for international benchmarking of mental health care that assess important processes and outcomes of care, are scientifically sound, and are feasible to construct from preexisting data...
- Selecting indicators for the quality of cardiac care at the health system level in Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development countriesUlla M Idänpään-Heikkilä
National Research and Development Centre for Welfare and Health, Health and Social Services, Helsinki, Finland
Int J Qual Health Care 18:39-44. 2006..To better understand and address these differences, there is a need for quantitative information on patient management, outcome, and prognosis...
- Selecting indicators for the quality of diabetes care at the health systems level in OECD countriesAntonio Nicolucci
Department of Clinical Pharmacology and Epidemiology, Consorzio Mario Negri Sud, 66030 S Maria Imbaro CH, Italy
Int J Qual Health Care 18:26-30. 2006..In the context of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) Quality Indicators Project, a set of quality indicators for diabetes care was developed, to be used for benchmarking the performance of health care systems...
- OECD Health Care Quality Indicator Project. The expert panel on primary care prevention and health promotionMartin Marshall
University of Manchester, Manchester, UK
Int J Qual Health Care 18:21-5. 2006....
- Selecting indicators for patient safety at the health system level in OECD countriesVivienne McLoughlin
Health Foundation, London, UK
Int J Qual Health Care 18:14-20. 2006..Yet there are no robust and meaningful data that can be used internationally to assess the extent of the problem and considerable methodological difficulties...
- Is there a disease management backlash?Soeren Mattke
Am J Manag Care 14:349-50. 2008
- The OECD Health Care Quality Indicators Project: history and backgroundSoeren Mattke
OECD, Health Policy Unit, Paris, France
Int J Qual Health Care 18:1-4. 2006..To describe the background, history, and approach of the OECD Health Care Quality Indicators (HCQI) Project, an initiative to implement quality measures for international benchmarking of medical care at the health system level...
- Nurse staffing in hospitals: is there a business case for quality?Jack Needleman
Department of Health Services, School of Public Health, University of California, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Health Aff (Millwood) 25:204-11. 2006..5 percent or less at the staffing levels modeled. Whether or not staffing should be increased depends on the value patients and payers assign to avoided deaths and complications...
- Strengthening hospital nursingPeter I Buerhaus
Vanderbilt University School of Nursing, Nashville, Tennessee, USA
Health Aff (Millwood) 21:123-32. 2002..These findings have policy implications for strengthening the nursing profession, monitoring the quality of hospital care associated with nursing, and improving the relationship between hospitals and the nursing profession...
- Nurse-staffing levels and the quality of care in hospitalsJack Needleman
Department of Health Policy and Management, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Mass 02115, USA
N Engl J Med 346:1715-22. 2002..It is uncertain whether lower levels of staffing by nurses at hospitals are associated with an increased risk that patients will have complications or die...