health care sector


Summary: Economic sector concerned with the provision, distribution, and consumption of health care services and related products.

Top Publications

  1. pmc A realist evaluation of the role of communities of practice in changing healthcare practice
    Geetha Ranmuthugala
    Centre for Clinical Governance Research, Australian Institute of Health Innovation, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW 2052, Australia
    Implement Sci 6:49. 2011
  2. ncbi Medical tourism: assessing the evidence on treatment abroad
    Neil Lunt
    The York Management School, University of York, Heslington, York, United Kingdom
    Maturitas 66:27-32. 2010
  3. ncbi Occupational safety and health interventions to reduce musculoskeletal symptoms in the health care sector
    Jessica M Tullar
    School of Public Health, Institute for Health Policy, The University of Texas, Houston, TX, USA
    J Occup Rehabil 20:199-219. 2010
  4. ncbi Methods of evaluating dental care costs in the Swedish public dental health care sector
    N Oscarson
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, , Sweden
    Community Dent Oral Epidemiol 26:160-5. 1998
  5. ncbi By 'default or design'? The expansion of the private health care sector in Madhya Pradesh, India
    Ayesha De Costa
    Division of Global Health, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
    Health Policy 103:283-9. 2011
  6. ncbi The impact of market oriented reforms on choice and information: a case study of cataract surgery in outer London and Stockholm
    M Fotaki
    Department of Social Policy and Administration, London School of Economics and Political Sciences, UK
    Soc Sci Med 48:1415-32. 1999
  7. ncbi Paying for performance: implementing a statewide project in California
    Cheryl L Damberg
    RAND, Santa Monica, California, USA
    Qual Manag Health Care 14:66-79. 2005
  8. ncbi Informal payments for health care in transition economies
    Tim Ensor
    International Programme Centre for Health Economics, University of York, Heslington, York YO10 5DD, UK
    Soc Sci Med 58:237-46. 2004
  9. ncbi Under-the-counter payments for health care: evidence from Bulgaria
    E Delcheva
    National Centre for Public Health, Bulgaria
    Health Policy 42:89-100. 1997
  10. ncbi The 'patient's physician one-step removed': the evolving roles of medical tourism facilitators
    Jeremy Snyder
    Faculty of Health Sciences, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, Canada
    J Med Ethics 37:530-4. 2011

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  1. pmc A realist evaluation of the role of communities of practice in changing healthcare practice
    Geetha Ranmuthugala
    Centre for Clinical Governance Research, Australian Institute of Health Innovation, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW 2052, Australia
    Implement Sci 6:49. 2011
    ..this study will explore the following questions: What outcomes do CoPs achieve in healthcare? Do these outcomes translate into improved practice in healthcare? What are the contexts and mechanisms by which CoPs improve healthcare?..
  2. ncbi Medical tourism: assessing the evidence on treatment abroad
    Neil Lunt
    The York Management School, University of York, Heslington, York, United Kingdom
    Maturitas 66:27-32. 2010
    ..In concluding it makes suggestion for the content of such a strategy...
  3. ncbi Occupational safety and health interventions to reduce musculoskeletal symptoms in the health care sector
    Jessica M Tullar
    School of Public Health, Institute for Health Policy, The University of Texas, Houston, TX, USA
    J Occup Rehabil 20:199-219. 2010
    ..Health care work is dangerous and multiple interventions have been tested to reduce the occupational hazards...
  4. ncbi Methods of evaluating dental care costs in the Swedish public dental health care sector
    N Oscarson
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, , Sweden
    Community Dent Oral Epidemiol 26:160-5. 1998
    ..This study also concludes that charges are not sufficient as an alternative to a more detailed cost evaluation, at least not in Swedish public dental health care, since charges do not cover costs...
  5. ncbi By 'default or design'? The expansion of the private health care sector in Madhya Pradesh, India
    Ayesha De Costa
    Division of Global Health, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
    Health Policy 103:283-9. 2011
    ..There is no evidence suggesting that this privatization at anytime has been deliberate. So what has contributed to the private healthcare sector becoming so dominant in the setting?..
  6. ncbi The impact of market oriented reforms on choice and information: a case study of cataract surgery in outer London and Stockholm
    M Fotaki
    Department of Social Policy and Administration, London School of Economics and Political Sciences, UK
    Soc Sci Med 48:1415-32. 1999
    ..However, the impact on choice available to patients and purchasers alike seemed to be adverse, an effect that was particularly strong in the UK case...
  7. ncbi Paying for performance: implementing a statewide project in California
    Cheryl L Damberg
    RAND, Santa Monica, California, USA
    Qual Manag Health Care 14:66-79. 2005
  8. ncbi Informal payments for health care in transition economies
    Tim Ensor
    International Programme Centre for Health Economics, University of York, Heslington, York YO10 5DD, UK
    Soc Sci Med 58:237-46. 2004
    ..Ultimately, unless governments address the endemic nature of payments across all sectors, policy interventions are unlikely to be fully effective...
  9. ncbi Under-the-counter payments for health care: evidence from Bulgaria
    E Delcheva
    National Centre for Public Health, Bulgaria
    Health Policy 42:89-100. 1997
    ..Before this can be done, there is a need for more research on the impact that this would have on equity and affordability...
  10. ncbi The 'patient's physician one-step removed': the evolving roles of medical tourism facilitators
    Jeremy Snyder
    Faculty of Health Sciences, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, Canada
    J Med Ethics 37:530-4. 2011
    ..Facilitators have the potential to exacerbate or mitigate the ethical concerns associated with medical tourism, but their roles are poorly understood...
  11. ncbi Measuring and managing progress in the establishment of basic health services: the Afghanistan health sector balanced scorecard
    Peter M Hansen
    Department of International Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, MD 21205, USA
    Int J Health Plann Manage 23:107-17. 2008
  12. ncbi Joint health and safety committee education and the value of bipartite cooperation in the healthcare sector in British Columbia, Canada
    Annalee Yassi
    Department of Health Care and Epidemiology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada
    Int J Occup Environ Health 11:305-12. 2005
    ..The spirit of bipartite collaboration fostered by this and other OHSAH programs has been hugely successful at reducing injuries, time loss, and cost, and should be promoted...
  13. ncbi Beyond the hype: a taxonomy of e-health business models
    S T Parente
    Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 19:89-102. 2000
  14. ncbi Vouchers for chronic disease care
    Jennifer J Watts
    Centre for Health Economics, Monash University, Melbourne, VIC 3800, Australia
    Aust Health Rev 32:451-8. 2008
    ..Although they may not be appropriate across the entire health care system, there are features of vouchers that make them a potentially attractive option, especially for the management of chronic disease...
  15. ncbi Teachers' experiences of English-language-taught degree programs within health care sector of Finnish polytechnics
    Marianne Pitkäjärvi
    University of Helsinki, Faculty of Medicine, Department of General Practice and Primary Health Care, Korpimaa 6 b 11, 02300 Espoo, Finland
    Nurse Educ Today 31:553-7. 2011
    ..of this study was to research teachers' experiences of the English-Language-Taught Degree Programs in the health care sector of Finnish polytechnics...
  16. ncbi Models of governance and the changing role of the board in the "modernised" UK health sector
    Rachael Addicott
    The King s Fund, London, UK
    J Health Organ Manag 22:147-63. 2008
    ..This paper seeks to explore the role of the Board in the UK health sector under the apparent emerging "post-NPM" ideological framework of accountability...
  17. ncbi Adapting a dynamic model of interorganizational cooperation to the health care sector
    Rebecca Wells
    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7411, USA
    Med Care Res Rev 64:518-43. 2007
    ..These findings indicate the utility of qualitative techniques to adapt theories developed in other sectors to health care contexts...
  18. ncbi Physiological changes associated with downsizing of personnel and reorganisation in the health care sector
    Anna Hertting
    Institute for Psychosocial Factors and Health, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden
    Psychother Psychosom 71:117-22. 2002
    ..of this study was to assess potential physiological changes associated with downsizing/reorganisation in the health care sector. The personnel reductions (1995-1997) in the studied regional hospital corresponded to one fifth of the ..
  19. ncbi Monopoly, monopsony, and market definition: an antitrust perspective on market concentration among health insurers
    David A Hyman
    University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign, IL, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 23:25-8. 2004
    ..Even if it did, there are major problems in treating individual states as discrete insurance markets. Unless the market is correctly defined, any analysis of market concentration is thoroughly unreliable...
  20. ncbi The changing face of managed care
    Debra A Draper
    Mathematica Policy Research, Washington, DC, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 21:11-23. 2002
    ..Consequently, purchasers and consumers face escalating health care costs under these changing conditions...
  21. pmc Information systems for health sector monitoring in Papua New Guinea
    R E Cibulskis
    Department of Population and International Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Bull World Health Organ 80:752-8. 2002
    ..The ability of information systems to deliver these benefits is critical to their sustainability...
  22. ncbi Competitive behavior in the HMO marketplace
    Mark V Pauly
    Health Care Systems Department, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 21:194-202. 2002
    ..Neither the proportion of HMO enrollees in for-profit HMOs nor HMO market penetration was significantly related to profit rates...
  23. ncbi The importance of patient empowerment in health system reform
    L Segal
    Monash University, Centre for Health Program Evaluation, West Heidelberg, Victoria, Australia
    Health Policy 44:31-44. 1998
    ..Mechanisms to promote active consumer involvement in health care decisions are identified as a central requirement in health system reform...
  24. ncbi Factors underlying organizational change in local health care markets, 1982-1995
    J W Begun
    Department of Healthcare Management, Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
    Health Care Manage Rev 26:62-72. 2001
    ..Local markets with higher population size and greater density of specialty physicians in 1982 are associated with greater proportions of the markets being covered by a wide variety of organizational forms in 1995...
  25. ncbi Hypothetical versus real willingness to pay in the health care sector: results from a field experiment
    K Blumenschein
    College of Pharmacy, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY 40536 0082, USA
    J Health Econ 20:441-57. 2001
    ..We conclude that the dichotomous choice contingent valuation method overestimates willingness to pay, but that it may be possible to correct for this overestimation by sorting out "definitely sure" yes responses...
  26. ncbi Of magic wands and kaleidoscopes: fixing problems in the individual market
    Mark A Hall
    Department of Public Health Sciences, Wake Forest University Medical School, Winston Salem, North Carolina, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) . 2002
    ..What is not acceptable is to hand people subsidies and send them to the unstructured and relatively unregulated individual market, nor will it work to give people unhindered choice between two basically different market segments...
  27. ncbi Competition and quality as dynamic processes in the Balkans of American health care
    Peter J Hammer
    Wayne State University Law School, USA
    J Health Polit Policy Law 31:473-96. 2006
    ..Unfortunately, the American health care sector suffers from intense factional divisions...
  28. pmc The end of an era: what became of the "managed care revolution" in 2001?
    Cara S Lesser
    Center for Studying Health System Change, Washington, DC 20024, USA
    Health Serv Res 38:337-55. 2003
  29. pmc Medicaid confronts a changing managed care marketplace
    Robert E Hurley
    Department of Health Administration, Virginia Commonwealth University, 1008 East Clay Street, Richmond, VA 23298, USA
    Health Care Financ Rev 24:11-25. 2002
    ..State Medicaid agencies will have to adapt managed care strategies to respond to the evolving products and practices of managed care plans and their interest in public sector product lines...
  30. ncbi A profile of the health sector in the United States
    Grace Marie Turner
    Galen Institute, Alexandria, Virginia, USA
    Pharmacoeconomics 20:31-45. 2002
  31. ncbi Strategic health system development and managed care delivery
    Roger C Nauert
    RCN Associates, Houston, TX, USA
    J Health Care Finance 29:5-17. 2002
    ..Their compelling motivation has been fueled by the onslaught of managed care. Successful initiatives have been driven by mutual strategic system planning, effective management, and enhanced quality of care...
  32. ncbi Impact of HMO mergers and acquisitions on financial performance
    Robert Weech-Maldonado
    Center for Health Policy Research, The Pennsylvania State University, USA
    J Health Care Finance 29:64-77. 2002
    ..Potential synergies arising from HMO mergers have been largely illusory. Mergers may have been a result of non-value enhancing motives or management overconfidence...
  33. ncbi Why Medicare cannot promulgate a national coverage rule: a case of regula mortis
    Susan Bartlett Foote
    Division of Health Services Research and Policy, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, USA
    J Health Polit Policy Law 27:707-30. 2002
    ..Medicare efforts provide a starting point for the policy discussion. In our current political environment, regula mortis may be an increasingly common phenomenon and the proposed cures for it broadly applicable...
  34. ncbi Sustaining the edge: factors influencing strategy selection in academic health centers
    Anne M Walsh
    Health Administration Program, La Salle University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
    J Healthc Manag 47:360-74; discussion 375. 2002
  35. ncbi Price competition in hospital markets: the significance of managed care
    William G Kopit
    J Health Law 35:291-326. 2002
    ..The author then tums to an analysis of two recent hospital antitrust decisions, and critiques them for their failure to properly analyze the dynamics of local hospital markets...
  36. ncbi Developing a telehealth business plan. Anticipating challenges and devising ways to meet them leads to successful services
    Jolene Davidson
    Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital, Lincoln, NE, USA
    Telemed Today 9:10-2. 2002
  37. ncbi Missed milestone
    Paul A Gross
    Hosp Health Netw 81:10, 12. 2007
  38. ncbi Managed care and the US health care system a social exchange perspective
    David E Grembowski
    Department of Health Services, University of Washington, Seattle 98195 7660, USA
    Soc Sci Med 54:1167-80. 2002
    ..The theoretical and research implications of exchange theory for the comparative study of health care systems are discussed...
  39. ncbi Is a dose of competition just what the doctor ordered?
    David A Hyman
    University of Illinois, USA
    J Health Polit Policy Law 31:423-35. 2006
  40. ncbi Scientific excellence, professional virtue, and the profit motive: the market and health care reform
    Mark J Cherry
    Department of Philosophy, Saint Edward s University, 3001 Congress Ave, Box 844, Austin, TX 78704, USA
    J Med Philos 28:259-80. 2003
  41. ncbi The paradoxical politics of provider reempowerment
    Lawrence D Brown
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, USA
    J Health Polit Policy Law 29:1045-71. 2004
  42. ncbi Behavioral modification: researchers continue to study the reverberations of a for-profit's entry into a hospital market. The findings are definitively mixed
    Vince Galloro
    Mod Healthc 34:32, 34, 36. 2004
  43. ncbi Opportunities and challenges for measuring cost, quality, and clinical effectiveness in health care
    Paul A Fishman
    Group Health Cooperative, USA
    Med Care Res Rev 61:124S-43S. 2004
    ..The authors examine recent changes in the U.S. health care sector that suggest the need to revise how health services research approaches analyses of cost, production, and ..
  44. ncbi The effect of HMOs on fee-for-service health care expenditures: evidence from Medicare revisited
    Amber Batata
    BMS Fellow in Health Economics, Judge Institute of Management, Cambridge University, Trumpington Street, Cambridge CB2 1AG, UK
    J Health Econ 23:951-63. 2004
    ..The effect is found entirely in Part A (hospital) expenditures, confirming selection is based on inpatient rather than outpatient or preventive care. These results are consistent with previous work...
  45. ncbi Five principles of healthcare reform. HFMA's framework for using the payment system to drive meaningful change
    Richard Clarke
    Healthcare Financial Management Association, Westchester, Ill, USA
    Mod Healthc 38:26. 2008
  46. ncbi Covering the uninsured: the promise and pitfalls of the individual medical market
    Kathryn Weismantel
    AHIP Cover 45:32-3, 36-8. 2004
  47. ncbi Get rid of the for-profits. Healthcare can no longer be a commodity for sale to those who can afford it
    Dennis Kucinich
    United States House of Representatives, USA
    Mod Healthc 37:19. 2007
  48. ncbi Do "any willing provider" and "freedom of choice" laws affect HMO market share?
    Michael A Morrisey
    Lister Hill Center for Health Policy, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 35294 0022, USA
    Inquiry 40:362-74. 2003
    ..More comprehensive regulation has a bigger impact than less encompassing laws, and laws limiting selective contracting with physicians are more effective in reducing HMO market share than are laws covering hospitals or pharmacies...
  49. ncbi Are market forces strong enough to deliver efficient health care systems? Confidence is waning
    Len M Nichols
    Health Aff (Millwood) 23:8-21. 2004
    ..Major barriers to efficient market outcomes exist amid growing willingness to consider renewed government interventions...
  50. ncbi Considerations in Medicare reform: the impact of Medicare preemption on state laws
    Michael J Jackonis
    Ann Health Law 13:179-231, table of contents. 2004
  51. ncbi Assessing local market and organizational readiness for the integration of complementary and alternative medicine into ambulatory care centers
    Suzana K E Makowski
    Integrative Medicine Program, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mich, USA
    J Ambul Care Manage 27:4-11. 2004
    ..This article will review some of the national trends and present a framework for assessing local market demand for CAM in order to help prioritize an organization's CAM integration strategy...
  52. pmc The rise and fall of a Kaiser Permanente expansion region
    Daniel P Gitterman
    Department of Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill 27599, USA
    Milbank Q 81:567-601. 2003
  53. ncbi Understanding the complexity of the U.S. health care system: can free-market ideology respond to a current challenge?
    William P Gunnar
    Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine, Maywood, IL 60141, USA
    Perspect Biol Med 51:149-54. 2008
  54. ncbi Hospital consolidation and costs: another look at the evidence
    David Dranove
    Center for Health Industry Market Economics, Department of Management and Strategy, Kellogg School of Management, 2001 Sheridan Road, 616 Leverone Hall, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL 60208, USA
    J Health Econ 22:983-97. 2003
    ..The system consolidation and merger results are very robust to changes in the specification and the sample...
  55. ncbi The effect of urban hospital closure on markets
    Richard C Lindrooth
    Department of Health Administration and Policy, Medical University of South Carolina, 19 Hagood Road, P O Box 250807, Charleston, SC 29425, USA
    J Health Econ 22:691-712. 2003
    ..Overall, we estimate that costs per adjusted admission declined by 2-4% for all patients and about 6-8% for patients who would have been treated at the closed hospital...
  56. doi Market concentration in the health care insurance industry has adverse repercussions on patients and physicians
    Ahmer K Ghori
    University of Michigan School of Medicine and the Section of Plastic Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Michigan Health System, Ann Arbor, Mich 48109 0340, USA
    Plast Reconstr Surg 121:435e-440e. 2008
  57. ncbi Hospitals' care of uninsured patients during the 1990s: the relation of teaching status and managed care to changes in market share and market concentration
    Joel S Weissman
    Department of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, and Institute for Health Policy, Massachusetts General Hospital and Partners Healthcare System, Boston 02114, USA
    Inquiry 40:84-93. 2003
    ..all patients) was greater in areas with high managed care levels than in areas with low managed care levels (p < .01). These results have implications for the design of payment policies for indigent care...
  58. ncbi Using the market to regulate health care price: why heart hospitals will have a competitive advantage in the world of post-diagnostic related group pricing
    Thomas R McLean
    Third Millennium Consultants, LLC, 4970 Park, Shawnee, Kansas 66216, USA
    Am Heart Hosp J 2:165-9. 2004
    ..In short, when the government returns to a market system for pricing of hospital services, competition among hospitals is going to become even more competitive...
  59. ncbi The emergence of the Healthcare Information Trust
    Paul T Kostyack
    Jones, Day, Reavis and Pogue, Cleveland, OH, USA
    Health Matrix Clevel 12:393-447. 2002
  60. ncbi Market structure and technical efficiency in the hospital services industry: a DEA approach
    Laurie J Bates
    Bryant College
    Med Care Res Rev 63:499-524. 2006
    ..Evidence also implies that the presence of a state Certificate of Need law was not associated with a greater degree of inefficiency in the typical metropolitan hospital services industry...
  61. pmc Competition in hospital and health insurance markets: a review and research agenda
    M A Morrisey
    Lister Hill Center for Health Policy, University of Alabama at Birmingham 35294-0022, USA
    Health Serv Res 36:191-221. 2001
    ..CONCLUSIONS: Much more research is needed to examine all aspects of managed care markets. In hospital markets, particular attention should be focused on the effects on quality and technology diffusion...
  62. ncbi The impact of competition on the importance of conforming to social norms: strategies for managed care organizations
    Eric G Kirby
    Department of Management, McCoy College of Business Administration, Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas, USA
    J Health Organ Manag 20:115-29. 2006
    ..This study focuses around the central question of whether or not the relative importance of conformity to institutional norms varies as markets become more competitive...
  63. ncbi Tracking the changing provider landscape: implications for health policy and practice
    G J Bazzoli
    Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 20:188-96. 2001
    ..We did not find a general pathway to disintegration but instead found considerable experimentation in organizational form...
  64. pmc Measuring competition in health care markets
    L C Baker
    Department of Health Research and Policy, Stanford University, CA 94305-5405, USA
    Health Serv Res 36:223-51. 2001
    ..Data needed for constructing measures are also frequently scarce, insufficient, or both. Measurement could be improved with access to better data...
  65. ncbi Markets as belief systems and those who keep the faith
    Mark Schlesinger
    J Health Polit Policy Law 31:417-21. 2006
  66. ncbi Time for 'coopetition' is now
    Grace E Terrell
    Cornerstone Medical Associates, High Point, NC, USA
    Physician Exec 33:66-7. 2007
  67. ncbi Nondecision making and inertia in Portuguese health policy
    Mónica D Oliveira
    LSE Health and Social Care, London School of Economics and Political Science
    J Health Polit Policy Law 30:211-30. 2005
    ..In order to pursue health care reform, future governments will need to counterbalance the strong influence of structural interest groups...
  68. ncbi HMO behavior and stock market valuation: what does Wall Street reward and punish?
    M V Pauly
    Health Care Systems Department, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA
    J Health Care Finance 28:7-15. 2001
    ..This analysis supports the view that competitive HMO markets best constrain profits to investor-owned firms...
  69. ncbi How the United States exports managed care to developing countries
    H Waitzkin
    Division of Community Medicine, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque 87131, USA
    Int J Health Serv 31:495-505. 2001
  70. pmc Conducting research on the Medicare market: the need for better data and methods
    H S Wong
    Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Center for Organization and Delivery Studies, Rockville, MD 20852, USA
    Health Serv Res 36:291-308. 2001
    ..Improved data collection, better methods, new creative approaches, and alternative data sources are needed to address these issues in a timely and suitable manner...
  71. ncbi Commercial plans in Medicaid managed care: understanding who stays and who leaves
    Sharon K Long
    Urban Institute in Washington, DC, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 24:1084-94. 2005
  72. ncbi Effects of environmental threats on the quality of care in acute care hospitals
    K I Youn
    Graduate School of Healthcare Administration, Keimyung University, Korea
    J Med Syst 25:319-31. 2001
    ..Both hypotheses are supported by the data in analysis of the structural relationships among the environmental threat, organizational slack, and quality of care indicators...
  73. ncbi A post-1990s assessment of strategic hospital alliances and their marketplace orientations: time to refocus
    Peter C Olden
    Graduate Health Administration Program, University of Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA
    Health Care Manage Rev 27:33-49. 2002
    ..However, health care markets have evolved differently than anticipated. SHAs and their hospitals should now adopt the marketing orientation and focus more on patients and enrollees...
  74. ncbi Business ethics and health care: a stakeholder perspective
    Mattia J Gilmartin
    Healthcare Management Initiative, INSEAD, USA
    Health Care Manage Rev 27:52-65. 2002
    ..The authors suggest that stakeholder capitalism offers a more useful framework for the dialogue about health care reform...
  75. ncbi Markets for hospital services in Zambia
    Pamela Nakamba
    Department of Economics, University of Zambia
    Int J Health Plann Manage 17:229-47. 2002
  76. pmc Studying the effects of health plan competition: are available data resources up to the task?
    T L Mark
    The MEDSTAT Group, Washington, DC 20008, USA
    Health Serv Res 36:253-75. 2001
    ..To review the availability of data sources to study health plan competition in the United States...
  77. ncbi The impact of managed care penetration and hospital quality on efficiency in hospital staffing
    Lee R Mobley
    Center for Health Economics Research, Research Triangle Institute, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina 27709 2194, USA
    J Health Care Finance 28:24-42. 2002
    ..These findings suggest that the larger, more efficient urban hospitals will be penalized more heavily under binding staffing ratios than smaller, less-urban hospitals...
  78. ncbi HealthMarts, HIPCs (health insurance purchasing cooperatives), MEWAs (multiple employee welfare arrangements), and AHPs (association health plans): a guide for the perplexed
    M A Hall
    Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 20:142-53. 2001
    ..On balance, although these proposals should receive cautious and careful consideration, they are not likely to produce a significant overall reduction in premiums or increase in coverage...
  79. ncbi Market and efficiency-based strategic responses to environmental changes in the health care industry
    Kamalesh Kumar
    School of Management, The University of Michigan Dearborn, USA
    Health Care Manage Rev 27:21-31. 2002
  80. ncbi Expanding the scope of health reform: application in the United States
    Charles E Begley
    The University of Texas Houston, School of Public Health, 77225, USA
    Soc Sci Med 55:1213-29. 2002
    ..Differences in the two views are illustrated by describing state reforms in the US using the market-minimizing/maximizing framework and evaluating the reforms based on the health-related framework...
  81. ncbi Saving American health care
    Brian R Klepper
    Center for Practical Health Reform, Orange Park, Florida, USA
    J Ambul Care Manage 25:34-40. 2002
    ..The goal is simple: restabilizing the system in ways that will let us sustain the primarily market-based approach we've had for the last 60 years. This article describes this effort...
  82. ncbi Is healthy competition healthy? New evidence of the impact of hospital competition
    Thomas L Gift
    Division of STD Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, USA
    Inquiry 39:45-55. 2002
    ..The medical arms race hypothesis that favors more concentrated hospital markets no longer appears to be valid...
  83. ncbi Expanding coverage: reflections on recent efforts
    L T Bilheimer
    Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 20:83-95. 2001
    ..Incremental approaches, which seem more politically feasible, still involve complex policy trade-offs. Efforts to improve take-up rates of public and private insurance could greatly expand coverage as well...
  84. pmc Organizational economics and health care markets
    J C Robinson
    School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley 94720-7360, USA
    Health Serv Res 36:177-89. 2001
    ..Examples are derived from organizational integration between physicians and hospitals and organizational conversions from nonprofit to for-profit ownership...
  85. pmc A relational approach to measuring competition among hospitals
    Min Woong Sohn
    Department of Health Studies, The University of Chicago, IL 60637, USA
    Health Serv Res 37:457-82. 2002
    ..To present a new, relational approach to measuring competition in hospital markers and to compare this relational approach with alternative methods of measuring competition...
  86. ncbi Discovering the right questions--our call to action--who will define health care rationing, and how?
    R I Burton
    Department of Orthopaedics, University of Rochester Medical Center, NY 14642 000
    J Hand Surg Am 19:169-80. 1994
    ..governmental failure and inability to deliver cost-effective quality service for such simple things as trash collection and maintenance of park systems, how can our federal government run health care?(ABSTRACT TRUNCATED AT 400 WORDS)..
  87. ncbi Prevalence of possible drug-drug interactions between antiretroviral agents in different age groups in a section of the private health care sector setting in South Africa
    N L Katende-Kyenda
    Department of Pharmacology, Walter Sisulu University, Mthatha, South Africa
    J Clin Pharm Ther 33:393-400. 2008
    ..HAART is restricted by complex dosing, drug-drug interactions (DDIs) and toxicities...
  88. pmc The future prospects of Lithuanian family physicians: a 10-year forecasting study
    Liudvika Starkiene
    Department of Preventive Medicine, Kaunas University of Medicine, Mickeviciaus str 9, LT 44307 Kaunas, Lithuania
    BMC Fam Pract 6:41. 2005
    ..Since 2003, the Lithuanian health care sector has undergone restructuring to optimize the network of health care institutions as well as the delivery of ..
  89. ncbi The relevance of unrelated costs internal and external to the healthcare sector to the outcome of a cost-comparison analysis of secondary prevention: the case of general colorectal cancer screening in the German population
    Dieter K Tscheulin
    Department of Marketing and Health Care Management, Albert Ludwigs Universitat Freiburg, Platz der Alten Synagoge 1, 79085, Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
    Eur J Health Econ 11:141-50. 2010
    ..The results of the study imply that, from an economic perspective, the participation of at-risk individuals in disease prevention programs should be promoted...
  90. ncbi Legal aspects of E-HEALTH
    Stefaan Callens
    Brussels Bar, Health Law KULeuven
    Stud Health Technol Inform 141:47-56. 2008
    ..of information and communication technologies across the whole range of functions that affect the health care sector. E-health attracts a growing interest on the European level that highlights the sharp need of appropriate ..
  91. pmc Single-payer health insurance systems: national myths and immovable mountains
    J B Lightfoote
    Memrad Medical Group, Beverly Hospital, Montebello, CA 90640, USA
    J Natl Med Assoc 88:217-24. 1996
    ..This article examines the psychosocial and economic obstacles that prevent development of an efficient and effective health-care system and preclude recognition of the single-payer system as the best answer to health-care reform...
  92. ncbi Physicians perception of health insurance in Saudi Arabia
    Mohammed S Alnaif
    Department of Community Health Sciences, College of Applied Medical Sciences, King Saud University, PO Box 10219, Riyadh 11433, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
    Saudi Med J 27:693-9. 2006
    ..To assess physicians views on health insurance and its implication on the health care system...
  93. ncbi [Usefulness and necessity of unsynchronized photosolotherapy and bath-PUVA--two variants of balneophototherapy--in funded ambulatory health care]
    C Gawlik
    Kassenärztliche Bundesvereinigung, Koln
    Z Arztl Fortbild Qualitatssich 95:509-12. 2001 the legal body that makes decisions on reimbursement for health care services in the German ambulatory health care sector. In 1994 the committee declined the reimbursement of balneophototherapy...
  94. ncbi Increased intake of fruit and vegetables: estimation of impact in terms of life expectancy and healthcare costs
    Jens Gundgaard
    Centre for Applied Health Services Research and Technology Assessment, University of Southern Denmark, Winsløwparken 19, 3, DK 5000 Odense C, Denmark
    Public Health Nutr 6:25-30. 2003
    ..This study examined the economic consequences for the healthcare sector if people followed the recommendations and increased their intake of fruit and vegetables...
  95. ncbi The Netherlands: health system review
    Willemijn Schäfer
    NIVEL, Netherlands Institute for Health Services Research
    Health Syst Transit 12:v-xxvii, 1-228. 2010
    ..With the introduction of market mechanisms in the health care sector and the privatization of former sickness funds, the Dutch system presents an innovative and unique variant ..
  96. ncbi Contact allergy to methyldibromo glutaronitrile--data from a 'front line' network
    Jeanne D Johansen
    National Allergy Research Centre, Gentofte Hospital, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Contact Dermatitis 52:138-41. 2005
    ..As a part of the primary health care sector, Danish dermatologists in private practice provide the front line of care for patients with skin diseases...
  97. pmc Physician collective bargaining
    Anthony Hunter Schiff
    UCLA School of Public Health, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Clin Orthop Relat Res 467:3017-28. 2009
  98. ncbi Intelligent biomedical clothing for personal health and disease management: state of the art and future vision
    Andreas Lymberis
    European Commission, Information Society Directorate General, Brussels, Belgium
    Telemed J E Health 9:379-86. 2003
  99. pmc Adoption of alcohol hand disinfection in the United States: a personal perspective
    John M Boyce
    Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, USA
    GMS Krankenhhyg Interdiszip 2:Doc24. 2007
  100. ncbi Health care policy and community pharmacy: implications for the New Zealand primary health care sector
    Shane Scahill
    School of Pharmacy, Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, University of Auckland 93 Grafton Road, Grafton, Auckland, New Zealand
    N Z Med J 123:41-51. 2010
    ..There are significant barriers to change. Some of these are financial but many are professional and organisational and require a genuine commitment from the whole primary health care sector.
  101. pmc A clinically integrated curriculum in evidence-based medicine for just-in-time learning through on-the-job training: the EU-EBM project
    Sjors F P J Coppus
    Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Meibergdreef 9, 1105 AZ Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Med Educ 7:46. 2007
    ..We aimed to develop a course for post-graduate education which is clinically integrated and allows maximum flexibility for teachers and learners...

Research Grants63

  1. An integrated NMR/magnetic nanosensor system for detection of bacteria and toxins
    J Manuel Perez; Fiscal Year: 2011
    ..This technology could facilitate quick, selective and sensitive bacterial detection to support clinical decision making. ..
  2. "Smart" Grounding Pad for safer use in the RFA of Cancer
    TERENCE HENDRICKS; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..This implies that the smar pad could increase patient safety while simultaneously lowering healthcare costs in the RFA of cancer. ..
  3. Aging: Sleep and Inflammatory Mechanisms in Depression Prevention
    Michael R Irwin; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..approaches, over two-thirds of the disease burden remains intact leading to staggering costs in the health care sector. The present study is highly significant by being the first study, to our knowledge, to focus on the ..
  4. Los Angeles Area Health Service Research Training Program
    Thomas H Rice; Fiscal Year: 2013, with depth in study design and evaluation, statistics/econometrics, and applications to the health care sector. Moreover, each student is required to choose a cognate (examples include economics, sociology, public ..
    Stephen K Van Den Eeden; Fiscal Year: 2013
  6. Quality and Costs in Hospitals: What Can We Learn from Medicare Patients?
    John A Romley; Fiscal Year: 2010
  7. Cardiac care in specialty and general hospitals
    Peter M Cram; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..Together these analyses will provide much needed information on the relative quality of care provided by specialty cardiac hospitals to policy makers, payors, providers and patients. ..
  8. Increasing Access to Hospice Care for Older African Americans: A National Study
    Kimberly S Johnson; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Understanding which organizational practices are associated with greater use of hospice by African Americans will inform the development of interventions to increase access to hospice care and improve the quality of end-of-life care. ..
  9. National Conference for Workplace Violence Prevention and Management in Healthcar
    Gordon Lee Gillespie; Fiscal Year: 2011
    ..The objectives of this conference grant submission will meet the NORA plan and strategy by discussing the epidemiology and evaluating intervention programs related to workplace violence. ..
  10. VF Doppler Smart Sensor for Dialysis and Vascular Applications
    William F Weitzel; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..The project supports rapid translation into the private sector and job creation achieving scientific and economic stimulus objectives of the ARRA. ..
  11. Medical Training in Diversity: Disparity Across Cultures
    Kim S Griswold; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..a "Diversity Executive Council" will provide a forum for coordinating policy between the University and the health care sector;and (2) a cascading faculty development (train-the-trainer) strategy that will create faculty "champions" ..
  12. Implementation Strategy for Delivering a School-based Mental Health Program
    Sheryl H Kataoka; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..One implementation strategy that has been used in the health care sector to improve medical care quality and was recently piloted with CBITS is the Learning Collaborative (LC) ..
  13. Market Competition and the Quality of Home Health Services
    DANIEL E POLSKY; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..These reforms reach the home health care sector in 2004 when the federal government launched the Home Health Quality Initiative (HHQI) for reporting of ..
  14. Returns to Medicare Spending: Evidence from Variation Across Physicians
    AMANDA ELLEN KOWALSKI; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..their costs is a key policy question, especially given the government's large and expanding role in the health care sector. This project aims to develop a new approach for measuring the marginal returns to medical spending, and to ..
    Brian Gray; Fiscal Year: 1999
    ..Approximately 30% of all MRI studies were enhanced with contrast agents. These figures suggest that at least 3 million procedures used MRI contrast agents in 1995. that the numbers are growing. ..
    Herman Vandenburgh; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..New therapeutic treatments with recombinant proteins for chronic musculoskeletal wasting disorders will lead to enhanced quality of life and reduced costs in this 150 billion dollar annual U.S. healthcare market. ..
    Yuan Lin; Fiscal Year: 2000
    The herbal medicine industry is one of the fastest growing business in the health care sector in the U.S. The estimated total sale of herbal products increased from $1.2 billion in 1992 to $4 billion in 1998...
  18. Rural Hospitals: Environment, Strategy, and Viability
    Laura Morlock; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..The RUPRI panel members work directly with Congressional and Administration policy makers in efforts to ameliorate unintended consequences of the BBA, BBRA, and other recent Federal policy changes. ..
  19. Development of a humanized anti-CD47 antibody for treatment of tissue ischemia.
    William Frazier; Fiscal Year: 2009
    Ravinder Dhawan; Fiscal Year: 1992
    ..S. health care system have become even more difficult to evaluate due to the increased complexity of the health care sector and its relationship to other sectors of the economy...
  21. The Use of Mathematic Algorithms in the Prevention of Improper Medical Payments
    MERRIT QUARUM; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Current anticipated changes and reforms in the Medicare system will require these systems, which do not currently exist in the public or private sector.] [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  22. Safety in the Home Healthcare Sector: A Pilot Study
    Robyn Gershon; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..This application and builds upon and extends the current research trajectory of the Principal Investigator. ..
    Susan Miller; Fiscal Year: 2000
    ..The information emanating from the proposed and subsequent planned work is important to policymakers and hospice providers in assuring equitable and appropriate serve provision and payment. ..
    Anthony Green; Fiscal Year: 2000
    ..Additionally, the ability to purify at large-scale will eliminate a significant obstacle to the development of the Gene Therapy Market. ..
  25. Workplace Violence Risk in the Home Health Work Place
    Jane Lipscomb; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..abstract_text> ..
  26. Ferromagnetic Dense Particle-based Early Diagnostic Test for Liver Cancer.?
    Thomas Russell; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..The combination of Russell Biotech's novel FDP separation technology with the biomarkers identified by Dr. Mehta will lead to very rapid, sensitive diagnostic test(s) for the early detection of this devastating cancer. ..
  27. Intergration and Quality in Health Networks and Systems
    Shannon Mitchell; Fiscal Year: 2000
    Consolidation and restructuring of the U.S. health care sector has resulted in the growth of large health networks and health systems that differ in their ownership arrangements and inter-organizational structure...
    PETER RICCELLI; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ..This set of features will be useful in designing unique assays for each "facet" of the health care sector as mentioned above...
    SAM SHAPIRO; Fiscal Year: 1980
    ..the Emergency Medical Services Research Program, a follow-up study of public service employment in the health care sector, the development of a mathematical model of the graduate medical education system, and a study of the ..
    Richard Hirth; Fiscal Year: 1991
    ..The industries in which non-profits are most prevalent are heavily concentrated in the health care sector. It is commonly thought that non-profits play a significant role in these industries because they have less ..
  31. Clinical Activity Monitoring System
    Kim Coleman; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..Residents might be monitored periodically as a means for identifying functional decline and the need for intervention. Cyma anticipates the use of onsite systems with web-based analysis and database services. ..
    Victor Vogel; Fiscal Year: 1992
    ..Speakers from businesses, local and state health departments, the minority community, and from the health care sector have already agreed to share their expertise. Two hundred twenty-five persons are expected to attend...
  33. 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. ..
    Laurence Baker; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..abstract_text> ..
  35. Race, Ethnicity and Quality of Health Care for Newborns
    Laurence Baker; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..Our work will focus on Black-White differences, disparities for Hispanics (including subgroups like Mexican and Puerto Rican), and disparities for Asian and Pacific Islanders. ..
  36. Improving Safety Culture and Outcomes in Healthcare
    Laurence Baker; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..abstract_text> ..
  37. ESCAPE Mechanistic Substudies
    Robert Califf; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..Catecholamines are also being collected at baseline and 3 months. In addition, the ESCAPE investigators are all ready capturing detailed demographic, clinical, and physiological information as part of the protocol for the primary study. ..
  38. Adherence & Treatment Outcome in Adolescents in CAMPCS
    Bruce Bender; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..abstract_text> ..
  39. Innovative HCW Training: Infectious Disease Risk
    Robyn Gershon; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..The results of this study may have important implications for effective health and safety training for nurses. ..
  40. Exacerbation of Alzheimer's Disease by Nitrous Oxide
    W Kofke; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..Moreover, observation of a protective effect may result in discovery of an easily implemented preventative drug therapy for AD. ..
  41. Cannabinoid Mechanisms in Human Gastrointestinal Motor and Sensory Functions
    MICHAEL L CAMILLERI; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..These actions may be relevant to develop new treatments for IBS. The studies will also provide further understanding of the potential of medications like medical marijuana on stomach function that may be relevant to appetite control. ..
  42. Job Retention Among Home Healthcare Nurses
    CAROL ELLENBECKER; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..Knowledge of variables that contribute to job retention in home care will provide the information necessary to maintain nursing staff and assure access to quality home healthcare services. ..
    RANDALL ELLIS; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ..Results will also be useful to policy makers in understanding how recent Medicare reforms have altered HMO premiums, competition, benefit features and the resulting Medicare enrollments. ..
    MARY HAWES; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ..In short, we propose a multi-faceted approach to developing and using quality measures to improve health care services to the vulnerable populations residing in RCFs. ..
  45. Ethnicity, Marriage, and Fertility in Kazakhstan
    Victor Agadjanian; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..The proposed project will constitute a necessary initial step toward a more comprehensive study of sociodemographic adjustments to dramatic societal changes and will therefore lead to a subsequent NIH application. ..
  46. Linking Mother and Child Access to Dental Care
    David Grembowski; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..Aim 4 analyses of children will determine whether mothers' loss of dental insurance results in fewer children dental utilization. ..
  47. Managed Care Penetration and Cancer Care
    Nancy Keating; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..If managed care penetration is negatively associated with the delivery of care, interventions targeted toward policy-makers, providers, and patients will be needed to counteract the effects of market forces. ..
  48. Certificate of Need and Cardiac Outcomes
    Vivian Ho; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..If volume increases associated with CON laws do in fact improve patient outcomes, then the general trend towards relaxing CON regulations should be revisited. [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  49. Race/Ethnicity, Socioeconomic Status and Oral Health
    David Grembowski; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..In Aim 2 mixed-effect multilevel models will be used to estimate the effects of neighborhood socioeconomic disadvantage on perceived oral health controlling for individual-level characteristics. [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  50. Local Therapy of Breast Cancer in Community Populations
    Nancy Keating; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Moreover, the work will provide insight into different techniques for the analysis of observational data. ..
  51. Men's Migration and Women's HIV/AIDS Risks in Mozambique
    Victor Agadjanian; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..They will also provide invaluable information for interventions aimed at reducing HIV/AIDS risks among rural African women. [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  52. Bloodborne Pathogen Risk in Home Healthcare Workers
    Robyn Gershon; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..This study will improve our understanding of the risks facing home health care workers and allow us to focus our risk management energies and resources appropriately. ..
  53. Regionalizing Cancer Surgery
    Vivian Ho; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..The analyses will also serve as case studies to determine the value and feasibility of analyzing a wider range of surgeries using these methods. [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
    Michael Camilleri; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..abstract_text> ..
  55. Improving Access to Improve Quality in an HMO
    David Grembowski; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..unreadable] Data Sources. Group Health automated data bases. [unreadable] Analyses. Descriptive, bivariate, regression, and time series analyses will be performed. [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  56. How child welfare inter-agency cooperation may reduce youth HIV risk behaviors
    Rebecca Wells; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..These findings will inform managers of related health and social services.yield actionable guidance to child welfare agency managers and policy makers in allocating scarce resources. [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  57. Health Outcomes for Uninsured Older Adults-II
    David Baker; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..abstract_text> ..
    EDWARD ROSSOMANDO; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..Additionally, we intend to track attitudinal changes as the student's progress through the 4-year program, and monitor the student's career choices and progress after graduation from dental school. ..
  59. Safety Net Hospitals and Minority Access to Health Care
    Gloria Bazzoli; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..It is important for policy makers, the public, and the health industry to know what this might mean for access to care if the loss of financial support results in further safety net contraction. ..
  60. Patient-Reported Barriers to Colorectal Cancer Screening
    Steven Woolf; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..Provider and patient focus groups will inform final interpretation of the barriers survey results. The study will provide essential data for prioritizing strategies to improve CRC screening rates. ..
  61. National Impact of IT Investments on Hospital Quality
    Stephen Parente; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..This research represents a collaborative effort of investigators at the University of Minnesota, Carnegie Mellon University, and the Medical University of South Carolina. ..
  62. Vector-Borne Disease Control in Urban Environments (RMI)
    John C Beier; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..A major outcome will include new testable interdisciplinary approaches for controlling vector-borne diseases in urban environments. [unreadable] [unreadable]..