fees and charges

Summary

Summary: Amounts charged to the patient as payer for health care services.

Top Publications

  1. ncbi The plan: drive consumers online
    Zack Martin
    Health Data Manag 14:40, 42, 44 passim. 2006
  2. ncbi Gender differences in the utilization of health care services
    K D Bertakis
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of California, Davis, School of Medicine, Sacramento 95817, USA
    J Fam Pract 49:147-52. 2000
  3. ncbi Political analysis of rapid change in Uganda's health financing policy and consequences on service delivery for malaria control
    Peter Waalwo Kajula
    Makerere Institute of Social Research MISR, Makerere University, Uganda
    Int J Health Plann Manage 19:S133-53. 2004
  4. ncbi Understanding the impact of eliminating user fees: utilization and catastrophic health expenditures in Uganda
    Ke Xu
    World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland
    Soc Sci Med 62:866-76. 2006
  5. ncbi The experience of Ghana in implementing a user fee exemption policy to provide free delivery care
    Sophie Witter
    Immpact, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, Scotland
    Reprod Health Matters 15:61-71. 2007
  6. ncbi A scoping review of the literature on the abolition of user fees in health care services in Africa
    Valery Ridde
    Research Center of the University of Montreal Hospital Center, Montreal, Canada
    Health Policy Plan 26:1-11. 2011
  7. ncbi User fee exemptions are not enough: out-of-pocket payments for 'free' delivery services in rural Tanzania
    Margaret E Kruk
    Department of Health Management and Policy, University of Michigan School of Public Health, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, USA
    Trop Med Int Health 13:1442-51. 2008
  8. ncbi Diversity and dynamics of patient cost-sharing for physicians' and hospital services in the 27 European Union countries
    Marzena Tambor
    Department of Health Economics and Social Security, Institute of Public Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, Jagiellonian University Collegium Medicum, Krakow, Poland
    Eur J Public Health 21:585-90. 2011
  9. ncbi Abolition of user fees: the Uganda paradox
    Juliet Nabyonga Orem
    WHO Uganda Office, PO Box 24578, Kampala, Uganda
    Health Policy Plan 26:ii41-51. 2011
  10. ncbi Removing user fees in the health sector: a review of policy processes in six sub-Saharan African countries
    Bruno Meessen
    Department of Public Health, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Nationalestraat 155, 2000 Antwerpen, Belgium
    Health Policy Plan 26:ii16-29. 2011

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  1. ncbi The plan: drive consumers online
    Zack Martin
    Health Data Manag 14:40, 42, 44 passim. 2006
  2. ncbi Gender differences in the utilization of health care services
    K D Bertakis
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of California, Davis, School of Medicine, Sacramento 95817, USA
    J Fam Pract 49:147-52. 2000
    ..Studies have shown that women use more health care services than men. We used important independent variables, such as patient sociodemographics and health status, to investigate gender differences in the use and costs of these services...
  3. ncbi Political analysis of rapid change in Uganda's health financing policy and consequences on service delivery for malaria control
    Peter Waalwo Kajula
    Makerere Institute of Social Research MISR, Makerere University, Uganda
    Int J Health Plann Manage 19:S133-53. 2004
    ....
  4. ncbi Understanding the impact of eliminating user fees: utilization and catastrophic health expenditures in Uganda
    Ke Xu
    World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland
    Soc Sci Med 62:866-76. 2006
    ....
  5. ncbi The experience of Ghana in implementing a user fee exemption policy to provide free delivery care
    Sophie Witter
    Immpact, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, Scotland
    Reprod Health Matters 15:61-71. 2007
    ..At the end of 2005, a national health insurance scheme, intended to include full maternal health care cover, was starting up in Ghana, and it was not yet clear how the exemptions scheme would fit into it...
  6. ncbi A scoping review of the literature on the abolition of user fees in health care services in Africa
    Valery Ridde
    Research Center of the University of Montreal Hospital Center, Montreal, Canada
    Health Policy Plan 26:1-11. 2011
    ..We draw lessons from these experiences and suggest avenues for future research...
  7. ncbi User fee exemptions are not enough: out-of-pocket payments for 'free' delivery services in rural Tanzania
    Margaret E Kruk
    Department of Health Management and Policy, University of Michigan School of Public Health, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, USA
    Trop Med Int Health 13:1442-51. 2008
    ..To identify the main drivers of costs of facility delivery and the financial consequences for households among rural women in Tanzania, a country with a policy of delivery fee exemptions...
  8. ncbi Diversity and dynamics of patient cost-sharing for physicians' and hospital services in the 27 European Union countries
    Marzena Tambor
    Department of Health Economics and Social Security, Institute of Public Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, Jagiellonian University Collegium Medicum, Krakow, Poland
    Eur J Public Health 21:585-90. 2011
    ..This article presents a review of patient cost-sharing for health-care services in the 27 EU countries, and discusses directions for their improvement...
  9. ncbi Abolition of user fees: the Uganda paradox
    Juliet Nabyonga Orem
    WHO Uganda Office, PO Box 24578, Kampala, Uganda
    Health Policy Plan 26:ii41-51. 2011
    ..Out-of-pocket expenditure remains high and mainly affects the poorer population quintiles. A dual system seems to have emerged where wealthier population groups are switching to the private sector...
  10. ncbi Removing user fees in the health sector: a review of policy processes in six sub-Saharan African countries
    Bruno Meessen
    Department of Public Health, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Nationalestraat 155, 2000 Antwerpen, Belgium
    Health Policy Plan 26:ii16-29. 2011
    ..We contend that national policy-makers and international agencies could better collaborate in this respect...
  11. ncbi Assessing the effects of removing user fees in Zambia and Niger
    Mylene Lagarde
    Department of Global Health and Development, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK
    J Health Serv Res Policy 17:30-6. 2012
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  12. ncbi Abolishing user fees for children and pregnant women trebled uptake of malaria-related interventions in Kangaba, Mali
    Frederique Ponsar
    Analysis and Advocacy Unit, Medecins Sans Frontieres, Brussels Operational Centre, Brussels, Belgium
    Health Policy Plan 26:ii72-83. 2011
    ..This would contribute to increasing the impact of interventions on population health and, in turn, the effectiveness of aid...
  13. ncbi From targeted exemptions to user fee abolition in health care: experience from rural Zambia
    Felix Masiye
    Department of Economics, University of Zambia, Lusaka, Zambia
    Soc Sci Med 71:743-50. 2010
    ..Our findings strongly suggest that fee removal is more effective than fragmented efforts to target exemptions to certain groups in providing protection against the financial consequences of using health services...
  14. pmc The impact of user fees on health service utilization in low- and middle-income countries: how strong is the evidence?
    Mylene Lagarde
    London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, England
    Bull World Health Organ 86:839-848. 2008
    ..To assess the effects of user charges on the uptake of health services in low- and middle-income countries...
  15. ncbi Differential willingness of household heads to pay community-based health insurance premia for themselves and other household members
    Hengjin Dong
    Department of Tropical Hygiene and Public Health, University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany
    Health Policy Plan 19:120-6. 2004
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  16. pmc The impact of financial incentives on physician productivity in medical groups
    Douglas A Conrad
    University of Washington, Department of Health Services, Seattle 98195 7660, USA
    Health Serv Res 37:885-906. 2002
    ..To estimate the effect of financial incentives in medical groups--both at the level of individual physician and collectively--on individual physician productivity...
  17. pmc User fees, health staff incentives, and service utilization in Kabarole District, Uganda
    W Kipp
    Department of Public Health Sciences, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
    Bull World Health Organ 79:1032-7. 2001
    ..To determine the impact of user fees on the utilization of health services in a community-based cost-sharing scheme in Kabarole District, western Uganda...
  18. pmc Effect of removing user fees on attendance for curative and preventive primary health care services in rural South Africa
    D Wilkinson
    South Australian Centre for Rural and Remote Health, Adelaide University and University of South Australia, University of South Australia Whyalla Campus, Nicolson Avenue, Whyalla Norrie SA 5608, Australia
    Bull World Health Organ 79:665-71. 2001
    ..Governments should remain vigilant about the effects of new health policies in order to ensure that objectives are being met...
  19. ncbi Reaching the Abuja target for intermittent preventive treatment of malaria in pregnancy in African women: a review of progress and operational challenges
    Jenny Hill
    Child and Reproductive Health Group, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Liverpool, UK
    Trop Med Int Health 11:409-18. 2006
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  20. pmc Maintaining quality of health services after abolition of user fees: a Uganda case study
    Juliet Nabyonga-Orem
    Health Systems Unit, World Health Organization, Kampala, Uganda
    BMC Health Serv Res 8:102. 2008
    ..The outcome of the study may then provide insights into policy actions to maintain quality of care following removal of user fees...
  21. ncbi User fees and health service utilization in Vietnam: how to protect the poor?
    H T Dao
    Center for Community Health Strategy, Ha Noi, Viet Nam
    Public Health 122:1068-78. 2008
    ..This paper presents the user fees and health service utilization in Vietnam during a critical period of economic transition in the 1990s...
  22. pmc Multifactor productivity in physicians' offices: an exploratory analysis
    Charles Fisher
    Health Care Financ Rev 29:15-32. 2007
    ..For 1993-2000, physicians' office MFP growth was both negative and below general economy rates. For the most recent period analyzed, 2001-2004, physician's office MFP grew nearly as quickly as the general economy...
  23. ncbi Health financing to promote access in low income settings-how much do we know?
    Natasha Palmer
    London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
    Lancet 364:1365-70. 2004
    ..Larger scale, upfront funding for evaluation of health financing initiatives is necessary to ensure an evidence base that corresponds to the importance of this issue for achieving development goals...
  24. pmc Productivity adjustment in the Medicare physician fee schedule update
    Joseph P Newhouse
    Harvard University, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Health Care Financ Rev 29:5-14. 2007
    ..This article also shows productivity changes varied widely across manufacturing industries, so that the use of an average across the economy or even across service industries could have substantial error for physician services...
  25. ncbi The equity impacts of community financing activities in three African countries
    L Gilson
    Health Economics and Financing Programme, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK
    Int J Health Plann Manage 15:291-317. 2000
    ..The experience across countries also highlights the unresolved question of whether equity is concerned with the greatest good for the greatest number or with promoting the interests of the most disadvantaged...
  26. pmc The effect of health plan characteristics on Medicare+ Choice enrollment
    Bryan E Dowd
    Division of Health Services Research, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis 55455, USA
    Health Serv Res 38:113-35. 2003
    ..To provide national estimates of the effect of out-of-pocket premiums and benefits on Medicare beneficiaries' choice among managed care health plans...
  27. ncbi Medicare minus choice: the impact of HMO withdrawals on rural Medicare beneficiaries
    Michelle Casey
    Rural Health Research Center, Division of Health Services Research and Policy, University of Minnesota, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 21:192-9. 2002
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  28. ncbi Switching costs, price sensitivity and health plan choice
    Bruce A Strombom
    Analysis Group Economics Inc, Los Angelus, CA 90017, USA
    J Health Econ 21:89-116. 2002
    ..Simulations combining our results with actuarial data illustrate the cost implications of risk-related differences in price elasticity...
  29. ncbi A community-based targeting approach to exempt the worst-off from user fees in Burkina Faso
    V Ridde
    CRCHUM, International Health Unit, 3875 rue Saint Urbain, Montreal, Québec H2W 1V1, Canada
    J Epidemiol Community Health 64:10-5. 2010
    ..An action research was implemented to test the hypothesis that a community-based process for selecting beneficiaries of user-fee exemptions in an African environment of BI organisation is feasible...
  30. pmc The health plan choices of retirees under managed competition
    T C Buchmueller
    Graduate School of Management, University of California, Irvine 92697, USA
    Health Serv Res 35:949-76. 2000
    ..To investigate the effect of price on the health insurance decisions of Medicare-eligible retirees in a managed competition setting...
  31. ncbi Willingness-to-pay for community-based insurance in Burkina Faso
    Hengjin Dong
    Department of Tropical Hygiene and Public Health, University of Heidelberg, Germany
    Health Econ 12:849-62. 2003
    ..In addition, factors that influence WTP were to be identified...
  32. ncbi Workers' decisions to take-up offered health insurance coverage: assessing the importance of out-of-pocket premium costs
    Philip F Cooper
    Center for Cost and Financing Studies, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD 20852, USA
    Med Care 41:III35-III43. 2003
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  33. ncbi Going for the green. As higher premiums and stable medical costs fuel health plans' profits, providers say time is right to win bigger reimbursement
    Laura B Benko
    Mod Healthc 33:6-7, 14-5, 1. 2003
    ..Hospitals plan to escalate their push for higher reimbursement while the iron is hot. Yet Oxford Health Plans President and CEO Charles Berg, left, says big profits don't paint the whole picture...
  34. ncbi Why health insurers care about the medical malpractice crisis current status?: Code blue
    Linda A Masci
    Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Connecticut Operations, North Haven, USA
    Conn Med 68:389. 2004
  35. ncbi The ABCs of children's health care: how the Medicaid expansions affected access, burdens, and coverage between 1987 and 1996
    Jessica S Banthin
    Center for Financing, Access and Cost Trends, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD 20850, USA
    Inquiry 40:133-45. 2003
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  36. ncbi Cost cure-all? Or unhealthy shift?
    Kim Clark
    US News World Rep 135:38-9. 2003
  37. pmc Employer health insurance offerings and employee enrollment decisions
    Daniel Polsky
    Division of General Internal Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Health Serv Res 40:1259-78. 2005
    ..To determine how the characteristics of the health benefits offered by employers affect worker insurance coverage decisions...
  38. ncbi Reinvention of health insurance in the consumer era
    James C Robinson
    University of California, School of Public Health, Berkeley, CA 94720 7360, USA
    JAMA 291:1880-6. 2004
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  39. ncbi Health benefits in 2003: premiums reach thirteen-year high as employers adopt new forms of cost sharing
    Jon Gabel
    Health Systems Studies, Health Research and Educational Trust, Washington, D C, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 22:117-26. 2003
    ..There was no change in the percentage of employers offering health plans to their workers. Employers indicate little confidence in any future strategies for controlling health care costs...
  40. ncbi Tracking health care costs: trends stabilize but remain high in 2002
    Bradley C Strunk
    Center for Studying Health System Change, Washington, DC, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) . 2003
    ..Premium increases accelerated again in 2003, despite 2002's slight deceleration of the overall spending trend...
  41. ncbi Insurers reign
    Dave Carpenter
    Hosp Health Netw 77:34-8, 40, 2. 2003
    ....
  42. ncbi Health and the cost of nongroup insurance
    Jack Hadley
    Urban Institute, Center for Studying Health System Change, Washington DC 20024 2512, USA
    Inquiry 40:235-53. 2003
    ..We use the selection-corrected premiums to simulate the effects on the price and affordability of nongroup insurance for the uninsured under two recent tax credit proposals...
  43. ncbi Aboard the insurance titanic. If you think employer coverage is worsening, try the individual market
    Emily Friedman
    Mod Healthc 33:23. 2003
  44. ncbi Why did employee health insurance contributions rise?
    Jonathan Gruber
    Department of Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MIT E52 355, 50 Memorial Drive, Cambridge, MA 02142 1347, USA
    J Health Econ 22:1085-104. 2003
    ..Overall, this set of factors can explain more than one-half of the rise in employee premiums over the 1982-1996 period...
  45. ncbi If this is a boom why does it feel like a squeeze?
    Daren Fonda
    Time 162:62, 64, 66. 2003
  46. ncbi How low can you go? The impact of reduced benefits and increased cost sharing
    Jason S Lee
    Academy for Health Services Research and Health Policy, Washington, DC, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) . 2002
    ..Further increases in cost sharing produced estimated savings of up to 50 percent. We discuss possible market- and individual-level effects of the proliferation of plans with high cost sharing and low benefits...
  47. ncbi Fiddling while Rome burns. Industry focus on 'slowing' health-cost rise ignores looming disaster
    Emily Friedman
    Mod Healthc 34:38. 2004
  48. ncbi Employer choices of family premium sharing
    Jessica Primoff Vistnes
    Center for Financing, Access and Cost Trends, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, USA
    Int J Health Care Finance Econ 6:25-47. 2006
    ..We find strong evidence that the marginal EPC for family coverage is higher when there is a larger concentration of women in the workforce, but only in markets with a higher proportion of dual-earner households...
  49. ncbi Why employer-sponsored insurance coverage changed, 1997-2003
    James D Reschovsky
    Center for Studying Health System Change, Washington, DC, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 25:774-82. 2006
    ..Coverage among low-income people was most affected by economic conditions and premium costs...
  50. ncbi Generosity and adjusted premiums in job-based insurance: Hawaii is up, Wyoming is down
    Jon Gabel
    Center for Studying Health System Change, Washington, DC, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 25:832-43. 2006
    ..They are 25 percent higher in indemnity plans and 18 percent higher in preferred provider organizations than in health maintenance organizations. The generosity of coverage increased from 1997 to 2002...
  51. ncbi The undercovered class
    Matthew Weinstock
    Hosp Health Netw 81:32-6, 38, 1. 2007
    ..Soaring deductibles and gaping holes in coverage mean huge out-of-pocket expenses. When patients can't pay, providers are stuck. Now, some hospitals are helping patients understand up front just what their insurance covers...
  52. ncbi Health benefits in 2006: premium increases moderate, enrollment in consumer-directed health plans remains modest
    Gary Claxton
    Henry J Kaiser Family Foundation, Washington, DC, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 25:w476-85. 2006
    ..About 4 percent of workers are enrolled in high-deductible health plans with savings options. The percentage of workers covered by their own employer did not statistically change from 2005 to 2006...
  53. ncbi Tracking health care costs: continued stability but at high rates in 2005
    Paul B Ginsburg
    Center for Studying Health System Change, Washington, DC, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 25:w486-95. 2006
    ..In contrast to stable spending trends in 2005, premium trends continued to decline in 2006, likely reflecting the lagged effects of earlier years' slowing in cost trends and perhaps signaling a turn in the insurance underwriting cycle...
  54. ncbi The 'graying' of group health insurance
    Patricia Seliger Keenan
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Yale University School of Medicine, in New Haven, Connecticut, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 25:1497-506. 2006
    ..Population aging could interact with rising premiums and place additional pressure on an already strained employment-based health insurance system...
  55. ncbi Insurance report fuels fire. 6.1% rise in premiums spurs reform advocates
    Rebecca Vesely
    Mod Healthc 37:8-9. 2007
  56. ncbi Trends in the golden state: small-group premiums rise sharply while actuarial values for individual coverage plummet
    Jon Gabel
    NORC, Washington, DC, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 26:w488-99. 2007
    ..In the small-group market, premiums rose more than 50 percent from 2003 to 2006, but the proportion of claims paid by insurers for a standardized population remained constant...
  57. ncbi Weighing the risks of consumer-driven health plans for families
    Margaret A McManus
    American Academy of Pediatrics, Elk Grove Village, Illinois, USA
    Pediatrics 117:1420-4. 2006
  58. ncbi Bankruptcy is the tip of a medical-debt iceberg
    Robert W Seifert
    Access Project in Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 25:w89-92. 2006
    ..Simply reducing the number of uninsured Americans would be a hollow policy victory if the problems arising from medical debt persist...
  59. ncbi Making health care more accessible and affordable
    Megan Hauck
    Hosp Outlook 7:9-10. 2004
  60. ncbi The effect of premiums on the decision to participate in health insurance and other fringe benefits offered by the employer: evidence from a real-world experiment
    Anne Beeson Royalty
    Department of Economics, Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN 46202 5140, USA
    J Health Econ 24:95-112. 2005
    ..We conclude that premium subsidies are unlikely to have a substantial impact on increasing insurance rates of workers already offered employer insurance...
  61. ncbi Who really pays for health insurance? The incidence of employer-provided health insurance with sticky nominal wages
    Benjamin D Sommers
    Program in Health Policy, 79 John F Kennedy Street, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
    Int J Health Care Finance Econ 5:89-118. 2005
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  62. ncbi Appearances
    Mary Grayson
    Hosp Health Netw 79:8. 2005
  63. ncbi The role of user charges and structural attributes of quality on the use of maternal health services in Morocco
    David R Hotchkiss
    Tulane University, School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
    Int J Health Plann Manage 20:113-35. 2005
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  64. ncbi Malpractice not the issue. Study finds other factors are driving medical costs
    Michael Romano
    Mod Healthc 35:8-9. 2005
  65. ncbi The role of the safety net in employer health benefit decisions
    M Susan Marquis
    RAND
    Med Care Res Rev 62:435-57. 2005
    ..Policies to limit crowd-out should focus on incentives to make continued private insurance purchase attractive to workers rather than incentives to employers...
  66. pmc Family income and crowd out among children enrolled in Massachusetts Children's Medical Security Plan
    E Feinberg
    Massachuesetts Department of Public Health, Boston, MA 02108, USA
    Health Serv Res 36:45-63. 2001
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  67. ncbi Health spending projections through 2015: changes on the horizon
    Christine Borger
    National Health Statistics Group, Office of the Actuary, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, in Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 25:w61-73. 2006
    ..Health spending is expected to consistently outpace gross domestic product (GDP) over the coming decade, accounting for 20 percent of GDP by 2015...
  68. pmc Impact of mutual health organizations: evidence from West Africa
    Slavea Chankova
    International Health Division, Abt Associates, Inc, 4800 Montgomery Lane, Suite 600, Bethesda, MD 20814, USA
    Health Policy Plan 23:264-76. 2008
    ..However, MHO membership does not appear to have a significant effect on out-of-pocket expenditures for curative outpatient care...
  69. ncbi Consumer driven healthcare and the birth of health reimbursement arrangements
    Randall K Abbott
    Manag Care Q 10:4-7. 2002
    ..Communication, education, and the use of Web-enabled technology are critical elements of this process...
  70. ncbi A demand-side view of risk adjustment
    R Feldman
    Division of Health Services Research and Policy, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA
    Inquiry 38:280-9. 2001
    ..The findings suggest that the premium subsidy can accomplish some of the benefits of formal risk adjustment...
  71. ncbi How long can employers hang on?
    Shelly Reese
    Bus Health 20:5-9. 2002
  72. pmc Inside the sausage factory: improving estimates of the effects of health insurance expansion proposals
    Sherry Glied
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, 600 West 168 St, 6th Floor, New York, NY 10032, USA
    Milbank Q 80:603-35, iii. 2002
    ..The article also suggests ways of making models more transparent and proposes "reference case" guidelines for modelers so that consumers can compare modeling results...
  73. ncbi Employer-sponsored insurance: how much financial protection does it provide?
    Jon R Gabel
    Health Research and Education Trust, USA
    Med Care Res Rev 59:440-54. 2002
    ..Individuals who incur high costs pay a smaller share of the bill than do those with lower levels of spending. The generosity of employer-sponsored plans increased slightly in the 1990s...
  74. ncbi Optimizing growth opportunities during the managed care revolution
    Bill DeMarco
    DeMarco and Associates, Rockford, Illinois, USA
    Healthc Financ Manage 56:42-6. 2002
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  75. ncbi Market failure? Individual insurance markets for older Americans
    E Simantov
    Commonwealth Fund, New York City, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 20:139-49. 2001
    ..Costs are likely to be unaffordable for most uninsured older adults, even with large tax credits or in states with community rating. These findings indicate a need to include risk and age pooling to reach the uninsured in this age group...
  76. ncbi Achieving health care affordability
    Norman C Payson
    Oxford Health Plans, Inc, Norwalk, Connecticut, USA
    Manag Care Interface 15:38-9, 43. 2002
    ..In this article, the CEO of Oxford Health Plans discusses how advanced managed care can achieve what other consumer-centric programs seek to do--provide affordable, quality health care...
  77. ncbi Job-based health benefits in 2002: some important trends
    Jon Gabel
    Health Research and Educational Trust, Washington, DC, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 21:143-51. 2002
    ..Because increasing claims expenses rather than the underwriting cycle are the major driver of rising premiums, double-digit growth appears likely to continue...
  78. ncbi Multiple payers, commonality and free-riding in health care: Medicare and private payers
    Jacob Glazer
    Tel Aviv University, Israel
    J Health Econ 21:1049-69. 2002
    ..Our paper has many testable implications, including a new hypothesis for why Medicare has failed to gain acceptance of health plans in the US...
  79. ncbi Trends in out-of-pocket spending by insured American workers, 1990-1997
    J R Gabel
    Health Research and Educational Trust (HRET, Washington, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 20:47-57. 2001
    ..The shift to managed care, whose benefit structure requires less cost sharing, may have played a role in reducing out-of-pocket spending...
  80. ncbi The coming crash in health care
    David Stires
    Fortune 146:205-6, 208, 210 passim. 2002
  81. ncbi Small firms' demand for health insurance: the decision to offer insurance
    Jack Hadley
    Center for Studying Health System Change, Washington DC 20024 2512, USA
    Inquiry 39:118-37. 2002
    ..This suggests that premium subsidies to employers would be an inefficient means of increasing insurance coverage. Greater availability of public insurance and safety net care has a small negative effect on offer decisions...
  82. pmc Impact of Medicare managed care market withdrawal on beneficiaries
    Bridget C Booske
    University of Wisconsin Madison, 610 Walnut Street, Number 1167, Madison, WI 53726, USA
    Health Care Financ Rev 24:95-115. 2002
    ..Of particular concern were the impacts on those in vulnerable subgroups such as the disabled, less educated, and minorities...
  83. ncbi Reforming Medicare: impacts on federal spending and choice of health plans
    Kenneth E Thorpe
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) . 2001
    ..Our results highlight the fact that Medicare should expect modest savings from reforming the program. However, other goals of reform, such as establishing more efficient payments to plans, would be achieved...
  84. ncbi Predicting response to regulatory change in the small group health insurance market: the case of association health plans and HealthMarts
    J R Baumgardner
    Division of Health and Human Resources, Congressional Budget Office, Washington, DC 20515, USA
    Inquiry 38:351-64. 2001
    ..Premiums would increase slightly for firms that continued to purchase coverage in the traditional market...
  85. ncbi Tracking health care costs: growth accelerates again in 2001
    Bradley C Strunk
    Center for Studying Health System Change, Washington, DC, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) . 2002
    ..Early evidence from 2002 suggests that health care cost trends are now beginning to slow, possibly setting the stage for more moderate premium growth in the future...
  86. ncbi Employee demand for health insurance and employer health plan choices
    M Kate Bundorf
    Department of Health Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine, CA 94305 5405, USA
    J Health Econ 21:65-88. 2002
    ..Although the results suggest that employers do respond to employee preferences in choosing health benefits, the effects of worker characteristics on plan offerings are quantitatively small...
  87. ncbi Individual insurance: how much financial protection does it provide?
    Jon Gabel
    Health Research and Educational Trust HRET, Washington, DC, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) . 2002
    ..At 200 percent of poverty, the top 25 percent of health care users with individual coverage would spend 11 percent of their income for out-of-pocket health care expenses, as opposed to 6 percent for persons with group coverage...
  88. ncbi Defined-contribution health insurance products: development and prospects
    Jon B Christianson
    Center for the Study of Healthcare Management, Department of Healthcare Management, Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 21:49-64. 2002
    ..The companies producing these products are now at a critical juncture. They could grow rapidly over the next few years, be acquired by existing health plans, or fail if they do not deliver on their promises...
  89. ncbi Self-insurance in times of growing and retreating managed care
    Jon R Gabel
    Health System Studies, Health Research and Educational Trust HRET, Washington, DC, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 22:202-10. 2003
    ..Cost sharing is somewhat lower in self-insured PPO plans. During periods of rapid inflation, premiums increase more slowly for self-insured than for fully insured plans...
  90. ncbi The accessibility of abortion services in the United States, 2001
    Stanley K Henshaw
    The Alan Guttmacher Institute, New York, USA
    Perspect Sex Reprod Health 35:16-24. 2003
    ..A woman's ability to obtain an abortion is affected both by the availability of a provider and by access-related factors such as cost, convenience, gestational limits and the provision of early medical abortion services...
  91. ncbi Tracking health care costs
    Bradley C Strunk
    Center for Studying Health System Change, Washington, DC, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) . 2001
    ..If these trends continue, likely responses by employers would lead to consumers' facing higher out-of-pocket costs and an increase in the number of uninsured persons...
  92. pdf Medical doctors profile in Ethiopia: production, attrition and retention. In memory of 100-years Ethiopian modern medicine & the new Ethiopian millennium
    Yifru Berhan
    Hwassa University, Medical Faculty, P O Box 1560
    Ethiop Med J 46:1-77. 2008
    ..Although the practice of western medicine in Ethiopia dates back to the time of King Libne Dengel (1520-1535), organized and sustainable modern medical practice started after the battle of Adwa (1896)...
  93. ncbi Primary health care needs for travel medicine training in Britain
    B Carroll
    Hospital for Tropical Diseases Travel Clinic, London, United Kingdom
    J Travel Med 5:3-6. 1998
    ..Our results show that general practice staff are keen to develop such skills. Specialist training courses need to be expanded to meet this demand...
  94. ncbi Satisfaction with organizational aspects of health care provision among Lithuanian physicians
    Jonas Kairys
    Department of Social Medicine, Vilnius University, Lithuania
    Cent Eur J Public Health 16:29-33. 2008
    ..The aim of the current research project is to study the satisfaction with different organizational aspects of health care provision in Lithuania as judged by a selection of physicians...
  95. ncbi Selecting forensic pathology as a career: a survey of the past with an eye on the future
    Randy Hanzlick
    Fulton County Medical Examiner s Center, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Am J Forensic Med Pathol 29:114-22. 2008
    ....
  96. pmc Do increases in payments for obstetrical deliveries affect prenatal care?
    M H Fox
    Policy and Health Statistics Administration, Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Baltimore, USA
    Public Health Rep 110:319-26. 1995
    ....
  97. ncbi Wellness activities address inequities
    R Dobson
    Institute for Health and Outcomes Research, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Royal University Hospital, Saskatoon, Sask, Canada
    Soc Sci Med 50:107-21. 2000
    ..We suggest that many physicians value wellness activities and would prefer to modify their current patterns of practice, whether they are paid by fee-for-service or by salaried methods...
  98. ncbi [Alzheimer's disease and pharmacists in contact with the public]
    C Dreux
    Académies nationales de médecine et de pharmacie
    Ann Pharm Fr 67:104-15. 2009
    ..We encourage pharmacists to participate in the major public health action initiated by the President of the Republic and well defined in the Alzheimer Plan 2008-2012...
  99. ncbi [Data sources for continual quality improvement in medical rehabilitation- the QS-Reha procedure of the statutory health insurance funds and the Eva-Reha documentation system of MDK Rhineland-palatinate]
    M Bassler
    Medizinischer Dienst der Krankenversicherung MDK Rheinland Pfalz, Alzey
    Rehabilitation (Stuttg) 46:155-63. 2007
    ....
  100. ncbi Recruitment of prospective donors: what do they expect from a homepage of a blood transfusion service?
    R Moog
    Institute for Transfusion Medicine, University Clinics Essen, Essen, Germany
    Transfus Med 17:279-84. 2007
    ..Donors want to be informed about organizational details of the donation. In the meantime, we have implemented a homepage for our transfusion service meeting the demands of prospective donors...
  101. ncbi Consultants in nhs scotland: a survey of work commitments, remuneration, job satisfaction and retirement plans
    F H French
    NHS Education for Scotland, North Scotland Region, Forest Grove House, Foresterhill Road, Aberdeen
    Scott Med J 49:47-52. 2004
    ..As such it is the first comprehensive study of consultants in NHS Scotland...

Research Grants63

  1. Impact of Poor Health & AIDS on Small Businesses in SA
    Mark Pauly; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..They will be useful for predicting the effect of changes in health on economic activity in this sector, and for allocating resources for disease prevention and treatment. ..
  2. Impact of Changing Public Policy on the Family
    Jonathan Gruber; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..Wade. ..
  3. YNPRC Nonhuman Primate Clinical Medicine Residency Program
    JAMES GIBSON ELSE; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..After the three year period, residents should be fully prepared for their ACLAM board examinations. We propose a competitive remuneration package to adequately compensate for the extended period of study. ..
  4. STERILIZATION, CESAREANS AND CONTRACEPTIVE CHOICE
    JOSEPH POTTER; Fiscal Year: 2000
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  5. CHINATOWN: ENVIRONMENT, MENTAL HEALTH, QUALITY OF LIFE
    CHALSA LOO; Fiscal Year: 1980
    ....
  6. Modeling Research Participant Compensation
    ELIZABETH RIPLEY; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..An R01 proposal will be submitted to further develop and test this model for feasibility, usefulness and practicality. [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  7. Community Partnership for Ethical Research
    ELIZABETH B RIPLEY; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ....
  8. A TRIAL TO REDUCE HEPATITIS C AMONG INJECTION DRUG USERS
    Michael Stein; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..abstract_text> ..
  9. Pentecostalism & Utilization of HIV/AIDS Treatment Services in Central Mozambique
    JAMES T PFEIFFER; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..This exploratory research will also provide evidence for how church expansion is making an impact on AID stigma and is affecting behavior change for HIV/AIDS prevention. [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  10. ALCOHOL OUTLETS, BROKEN WINDOWS, GONORRHEA AND HIV RISK
    Deborah Cohen; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..The findings will inform future HIV prevention interventions and provide guidance to CBOs as to whether control of alcohol outlets and neighborhood development may enhance the prevention of HIV transmission. ..
  11. Adolescent Primary Care Adoption of Substance Use SBI
    Christopher Tompkins; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..abstract_text> ..
  12. Intervention Effectiveness in Finnish Agriculture
    Risto Rautiainen; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..The results have great importance for similar efforts in Iowa and elsewhere. This study addresses three NORA priority areas and four Healthy People 2010 priority areas. ..
  13. DETERMINING/UNDERSTANDING BARRIERS TO ADULT IMMUNIZATION
    Richard Zimmerman; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ..This project will furnish relevant, up-to-date to enhance policy planning, practice management and medical education. ..
  14. Club Drug Use and HIV Risks among Minorities in NYC
    Danielle Ompad; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ....
  15. IDENTIFYING CASES AND COSTS OF DEMENTIA IN THE U.S.
    KENNETH LANGA; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ....
  16. INSOMNIA AND DRUG RELAPSE RISK
    Michael Stein; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..Our research team is highly experienced in drug research, sleep disorders, and clinical trials in substance abusing populations. ..
  17. A BRIEF ALCOHOL INTERVENTION FOR INCARCERATED WOMEN
    Michael Stein; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..If effective, this brief alcohol intervention can be readily integrated into existing programs for incarcerated women who will soon be reintegrating into the community. ..
  18. Regulation of GnRH Neuronal Development by FGF Signaling
    John Gill; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..Critical stages of GnRH neuron development will be evaluated in mice to discern the functional contribution of FGF signaling in this important neuroendocrine system. ..
  19. A Spatial Analysis of Nursing Home Deficiency Citations
    Mary Carter; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..of care as well as identify potential strategies for targeting quality of care improvement initiatives to those areas most likely to benefit from such programs. [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  20. Oregon's Parity Law: Comprehensive Parity in Today's Healthcare Environment
    KENNETH MCCONNELL; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..Our proposed research will provide insight about the tradeoffs between expanding coverage for mental health and substance abuse disorders and the total cost of care. ..
  21. Mentoring the Responsible Conduct of Research
    Celia Fisher; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..unreadable] [unreadable]..
  22. Reimbursement and Intensity of Dentists' Training
    Margaret Walsh; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Primary analyses will be based on intention-to-treat principles among the four intervention arms. Secondary analyses will include comparisons to the usual care group. ..
  23. Novel Application of Infection Control Strategies to Limit Transmission of ESBL'S
    Ebbing Lautenbach; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  24. Economics of Racial & Ethnic Disparities in MH Services
    Thomas McGuire; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..Test for evidence that patient reaction to provider discrimination leads to lower compliance rates and worse outcomes for these minorities. ..
  25. HIV Neuroprotection Workshop
    Joseph Berger; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..The proposed conference is the first of its kind to highlight neuroprotection in HIV CNS and PNS disorders. By coupling this meeting with the International Symposium on Neurovirology this synergy can be exploited. ..
  26. CONSENT CAPACITY OF ADULTS WITH MENTAL RETARDATION
    Celia Fisher; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..A significant other is also chosen by the subjects to aid in them during the three format presentations. ..
  27. UTILIZATION AND COST OF HEALTH SERVICES BY CDUs
    W Bradford; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ....
  28. NEUROSCIENCE OF HIV CONFERENCE
    Joseph Berger; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..Dr. Brian Wigdahl, international co-chair of the ISNV, is a co-investigator on this grant. ..
  29. Away From Home and Out of School
    Deborah A Cohen; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..The findings will be useful to inform future community and population level interventions to promote healthy eating, active living, and obesity control. ..
  30. Effects of Health Plan Report Cards on Quality of Care
    MARY BUNDORF; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..This information is essential for both large purchasers, such as the Medicare program and employers, and policy makers to determine the appropriate role of these types of interventions in improving quality of care. ..
  31. QUINOLONE RESISTANCE IN NOSOCOMIAL URINARY INFECTIONS
    Ebbing Lautenbach; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ....
  32. The Health Insurance Dynamics of Older Americans
    MARY BUNDORF; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..abstract_text> ..
  33. NETWORK EFFECTS IN MENTAL HEALTH MANAGED CARE
    Thomas McGuire; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..4) Test the behavior of the managed care plans against the predictions of the optimal network theory. ..
  34. Mental Health Spending and Quality of Care
    Thomas G McGuire; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..We expand methods of the science of variations and apply them to mental health care using data from the Medicaid program. ..
  35. Macro-social & Parent Influence on Adolescents' Drug Use
    Matthew Farrelly; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Generalized Growth Mixture Modeling will be used to test the study hypotheses. ..
  36. MH AND ADVERSE SELECTION IN MANAGED CARE
    Thomas McGuire; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ..Understanding how adverse selection works in managed care and what can be done about it should be a very high priority for research. ..
  37. Costs of Occupational Injury and Illness
    J Leigh; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..But reported national injury rates have been fallen since 1992. Moreover, Workers'Compensation costs fell from 1993 to 1998 but have risen since 1999. Current and comprehensive estimates are needed. ..
  38. MR PREDICTORS OF RESPONSE TO HAART IN HIV DEMENTIA
    Joseph Berger; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..It will also open novel avenues for exploring the differential sensitivities of these pathways to HAART, and suggest unique therapeutic options. ..
  39. GIS, ALCOHOL MARKETING, AND ALCOHOL-RELATED OUTCOMES
    Deborah Cohen; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..Because alcohol marketing is already regulated, if certain marketing techniques are disproportionately associated with alcohol consumption and alcohol-related mortality, the findings can be used to inform public policy. ..
  40. Smoking Cessation Among Methadone Maintained Patients
    Michael Stein; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..A3. To test the effects of the treatments on methadone treatment outcomes including methadone dose changes and continued use of illicit drugs, as measured by urine toxicologies. ..
  41. Improving the Ethics of Consent in Drug Abuse Research
    David S Festinger; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..Importantly, this study will also assist in achieving ARRA aims by stimulating economic growth through the hiring and continued funding of entry and upper level personnel in Philadelphia, PA and Wilmington, DE. ..
  42. Intervention to Improve Follow-up of Abnormal Pap Test
    CARMEN RADECKI BREITKOPF; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..If the proposed intervention is supported by the data, it will significantly increase adherence to follow-up recommendations and consequently decrease the number of women who develop invasive cervical cancer. ..
  43. A Brief Marijuana Intervention for Adolescent Women
    Michael Stein; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..If effective, this brief marijuana intervention can be readily integrated into existing women's primary care sites. ..
  44. Antidepressants During Office-based Buprenorphine
    Michael Stein; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..The focus of this study, the evaluation of combinations of medications, to treat substance-related disorders, fits squarely within the emphasis of this RFA. [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  45. Patterns and Predictors of Cognitive Decline
    KENNETH LANGA; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..abstract_text> ..
  46. JCV Virus Expression in Oropharynx and HIV
    Joseph Berger; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..This line of investigation would add credence to an oropharyngeal mechanism of JCV transmission and may ultimately lead to the clinical identification of an acute illness attributable to this pathogen. ..
  47. ANTIDEPRESSANT TREATMENT TO REDUCE HIV RISK AMONG IDUS
    Michael Stein; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..abstract_text> ..
  48. STRUCTURE, PROCESS AND OUTCOMES IN THE PACE PROGRAM
    Dana Mukamel; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..The knowledge gained from this study would have direct bearing on efforts to improve care in PACE programs, as well as implications for other programs serving frail, non-institutionalized elderly. ..
  49. MEASURING PATIENT SATISFACTION: LOW LITERACY POPULATIONS
    Judy Shea; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ..Finally, we will randomize eligible enrollees to receive the standard form or one of the alternative versions, to determine how the instruments perform in the typical way in which they would be used. ..
  50. Clinical Impact of Quinolone-Resistant E.coli carriage
    Ebbing Lautenbach; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..unreadable] [unreadable]..
  51. Fordham Resident Alcohol Prevention Program
    Celia Fisher; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..unreadable] [unreadable]..
  52. DEVELOPMENT OF CASE RATES FOR SUBSTANCE ABUSERS
    Christopher Tompkins; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ..The result could inform State agencies or other payers that may contemplate moving from a fee-for-service payment system toward managed-care models. ..
  53. Adapting to HIV Disease--A Family Intervention
    Michael Stein; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..Given the significance of families in the AIDS epidemic, it is important to study as well as support families and patients to optimize care of those affected by HIV disease. ..
  54. HEALTH SERVICES IMPACTS OF YOUTH ALCOHOL MEASURES
    David Levy; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ..abstract_text> ..
  55. Nursing Homes Quality and Variations in State Regulations
    Dana B Mukamel; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..S. population. ..
  56. Analyzing Vaccine Programs/Policies in Western Europe
    Gary Freed; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..abstract_text> ..
  57. Racial Disparity in Access High Quality Cardiac Surgeons
    Dana Mukamel; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..The knowledge gained in this project is essential for development of targeted programs that could successfully address the disparity in access to high quality cardiac care among elderly racial minorities. ..
  58. Neurology Outcomes Research:Clinical Trials/ Training
    Robert Holloway; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..Dr. Holloway's position within the Departments of Neurology and Community and Preventive Medicine, and the Rochester Clinical Research Curriculum will ensure the recruitment of highly qualified trainees. ..
  59. Technology Exchange for Cancer Health Network (TECH-Net)
    Teresa Waters; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..unreadable] [unreadable]..
  60. Nursing Homes Response to Quality Indictors Publication
    Dana Mukamel; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..Statistical regression techniques will be used to analyze the data and test specific hypotheses. ..
  61. Physician Quality Reporting and Patient Outcomes in Medicare
    Bryan E Dowd; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ....