health insurance

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Summary: Insurance providing coverage of medical, surgical, or hospital care in general or for which there is no specific heading.

Top Publications

  1. ncbi Community-based health insurance in developing countries: a study of its contribution to the performance of health financing systems
    Guy Carrin
    Department of Health Financing, Expenditure and Resource Allocation, World Health Organisation, Geneva, Switzerland
    Trop Med Int Health 10:799-811. 2005
  2. ncbi Willingness to pay for community-based health insurance in Nigeria: do economic status and place of residence matter?
    Obinna Onwujekwe
    Department of Health Administration and Management, College of Medicine, University of Nigeria, Enugu Campus, PMB 01129 UNTH Enugu, Nigeria
    Health Policy Plan 25:155-61. 2010
  3. 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
  4. ncbi "To enrol or not to enrol?": A qualitative investigation of demand for health insurance in rural West Africa
    Manuela De Allegri
    Department of Tropical Hygiene and Public Health, Heidelberg University, INF 324, 69120 Heidelberg, Germany
    Soc Sci Med 62:1520-7. 2006
  5. ncbi Public social policy development and implementation: a case study of the Ghana National Health Insurance scheme
    Irene Akua Agyepong
    Ghana Health Service, Greater Accra Regional Health Directorate, PO Box 184, Accra, Ghana
    Health Policy Plan 23:150-60. 2008
  6. ncbi Extending social health insurance to the informal sector in Kenya. An assessment of factors affecting demand
    Inke Mathauer
    Department of Health Systems Financing, World Health Organization, 1211 Geneva 27, Switzerland
    Int J Health Plann Manage 23:51-68. 2008
  7. ncbi Ghana's National Health Insurance Scheme in the context of the health MDGs: an empirical evaluation using propensity score matching
    Joseph Mensah
    International Development Studies Program and Department of Geography, York University, Toronto, Canada
    Health Econ 19:95-106. 2010
  8. ncbi Drop-out analysis of community-based health insurance membership at Nouna, Burkina Faso
    Hengjin Dong
    Department of Tropical Hygiene and Public Health, University of Heidelberg, INF 324, D 69120 Heidelberg, Germany
    Health Policy 92:174-9. 2009
  9. ncbi Community-based health insurance in low-income countries: a systematic review of the evidence
    Bjorn Ekman
    Lund University Centre for Health Economics LUCHE, Lund University, Lund, Sweden
    Health Policy Plan 19:249-70. 2004
  10. pmc Determinants of health insurance ownership among South African women
    Joses M Kirigia
    World Health Organization, Regional Office for Africa, Brazzaville, Congo
    BMC Health Serv Res 5:17. 2005

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Publications265 found, 100 shown here

  1. ncbi Community-based health insurance in developing countries: a study of its contribution to the performance of health financing systems
    Guy Carrin
    Department of Health Financing, Expenditure and Resource Allocation, World Health Organisation, Geneva, Switzerland
    Trop Med Int Health 10:799-811. 2005
    We studied the potential of community-based health insurance (CHI) to contribute to the performance of health financing systems...
  2. ncbi Willingness to pay for community-based health insurance in Nigeria: do economic status and place of residence matter?
    Obinna Onwujekwe
    Department of Health Administration and Management, College of Medicine, University of Nigeria, Enugu Campus, PMB 01129 UNTH Enugu, Nigeria
    Health Policy Plan 25:155-61. 2010
    We examine socio-economic status (SES) and geographic differences in willingness of respondents to pay for community-based health insurance (CBHI).
  3. 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
    To study the willingness-to-pay (WTP) for a proposed community-based health insurance (CBI) scheme in order to provide information about the relationship between the premium that is required to cover the costs of the scheme and expected ..
  4. ncbi "To enrol or not to enrol?": A qualitative investigation of demand for health insurance in rural West Africa
    Manuela De Allegri
    Department of Tropical Hygiene and Public Health, Heidelberg University, INF 324, 69120 Heidelberg, Germany
    Soc Sci Med 62:1520-7. 2006
    ..have long been identified as a major constraint to the successful long-term implementation of community-based health insurance (CBI) in low-income countries, evidence on determinants of enrolment in CBI is still lacking...
  5. ncbi Public social policy development and implementation: a case study of the Ghana National Health Insurance scheme
    Irene Akua Agyepong
    Ghana Health Service, Greater Accra Regional Health Directorate, PO Box 184, Accra, Ghana
    Health Policy Plan 23:150-60. 2008
    ..embarked on a national policy process of replacing out-of-pocket fees at point of service use with national health insurance in 2001...
  6. ncbi Extending social health insurance to the informal sector in Kenya. An assessment of factors affecting demand
    Inke Mathauer
    Department of Health Systems Financing, World Health Organization, 1211 Geneva 27, Switzerland
    Int J Health Plann Manage 23:51-68. 2008
    This paper contributes to analysing and understanding the demand for (social) health insurance of informal sector workers in Kenya by assessing their perceptions and knowledge of and concerns regarding health insurance and the Kenyan ..
  7. ncbi Ghana's National Health Insurance Scheme in the context of the health MDGs: an empirical evaluation using propensity score matching
    Joseph Mensah
    International Development Studies Program and Department of Geography, York University, Toronto, Canada
    Health Econ 19:95-106. 2010
    In 2003 the Government of Ghana established a National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) to improve health-care access for Ghanaians and eventually replace the cash-and-carry system...
  8. ncbi Drop-out analysis of community-based health insurance membership at Nouna, Burkina Faso
    Hengjin Dong
    Department of Tropical Hygiene and Public Health, University of Heidelberg, INF 324, D 69120 Heidelberg, Germany
    Health Policy 92:174-9. 2009
    ..This study aims to identify the reasons why enrolled people decide not to renew their membership in following years...
  9. ncbi Community-based health insurance in low-income countries: a systematic review of the evidence
    Bjorn Ekman
    Lund University Centre for Health Economics LUCHE, Lund University, Lund, Sweden
    Health Policy Plan 19:249-70. 2004
    ..This review systematically assesses the evidence of the extent to which community-based health insurance is a viable option for low-income countries in mobilizing resources and providing financial protection...
  10. pmc Determinants of health insurance ownership among South African women
    Joses M Kirigia
    World Health Organization, Regional Office for Africa, Brazzaville, Congo
    BMC Health Serv Res 5:17. 2005
    ..using economic models show that individual- and household- level variables are important determinants of health insurance ownership. There is however a dearth of such studies in sub-Saharan Africa...
  11. pmc Smoking, alcohol and gastric cancer risk in Korean men: the National Health Insurance Corporation Study
    N Y Sung
    National Cancer Control Research Institute, National Cancer Center, Gyeonggi Do, Korea
    Br J Cancer 97:700-4. 2007
    ..British Journal of Cancer (2007) 97, 700-704. doi:10.1038/sj.bjc.6603893 www.bjcancer.com Published online 17 July 2007...
  12. ncbi Why should the poor insure? Theories of decision-making in the context of health insurance
    Pia Schneider
    Abt Associates Inc, 4800 Montgomery Lane, Suite 600, Bethesda, MD 20814, USA
    Health Policy Plan 19:349-55. 2004
    Increasingly, low- and middle-income countries are looking to community-based health insurance (CBHI) as a means of ensuring access to health care for the poor...
  13. ncbi Estimating health insurance impacts under unobserved heterogeneity: the case of Vietnam's health care fund for the poor
    Adam Wagstaff
    Development Research Group, The World Bank, Washington, DC, USA
    Health Econ 19:189-208. 2010
    ..The results suggest that HCFP has had no impact on use of services, but has substantially reduced out-of-pocket spending...
  14. pmc The impact of health insurance status on the survival of patients with head and neck cancer
    Joseph Kwok
    University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    Cancer 116:476-85. 2010
    ..The main outcome measures were overall survival and relapse-free survival...
  15. ncbi The effect of community-based health insurance on the utilization of modern health care services: evidence from Burkina Faso
    Devendra Prasad Gnawali
    Department of Tropical Hygiene and Public Health, Heidelberg University, Heidelberg, Germany
    Health Policy 90:214-22. 2009
    To quantify the impact of community-based health insurance (CBI) on utilization of health care services in rural Burkina Faso.
  16. ncbi The feasibility of community-based health insurance in Burkina Faso
    Hengjin Dong
    Department of Tropical Hygiene and Public Health, University of Heidelberg, Im Neuenheimer Feld 324, D 69120 Heidelberg, Germany
    Health Policy 69:45-53. 2004
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  17. ncbi Horizontal equity in utilisation of care and fairness of health financing: a comparison of micro-health insurance and user fees in Rwanda
    Pia Schneider
    London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
    Health Econ 15:19-31. 2006
    ..household survey data collected in Rwanda in 2000 in the context of the introduction of community-based health insurance. Results indicate that health spending had a small impact on the socio-economic situation of uninsured and ..
  18. ncbi Role of health insurance in averting economic hardship in families after acute stroke in China
    Emma Heeley
    The George Institute for International Health, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and the University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
    Stroke 40:2149-56. 2009
    Stroke is a major health burden in China, but there are limited data on its economic effects on households. We aimed to examine the economic impact of stroke and to assess the influence of health insurance.
  19. pmc Willingness to pay for social health insurance among informal sector workers in Wuhan, China: a contingent valuation study
    Till Barnighausen
    Africa Centre for Health and Population Studies, Mtubatuba, University of KwaZulu Natal, South Africa
    BMC Health Serv Res 7:114. 2007
    Most of the about 140 million informal sector workers in urban China do not have health insurance. A 1998 central government policy leaves it to the discretion of municipal governments to offer informal sector workers in cities voluntary ..
  20. ncbi Accuracy of diabetes diagnosis in health insurance claims data in Taiwan
    Cheng Ching Lin
    Department of Family Medicine, Taipei Medical University Municipal Wan Fang Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
    J Formos Med Assoc 104:157-63. 2005
    There are limited data from Taiwan about the accuracy of National Health Insurance (NHI) claims data. This study assessed the accuracy of NHI claims data for diabetes and its associated factors.
  21. pmc Health insurance and mortality in US adults
    Andrew P Wilper
    Department of Medicine, Cambridge Health Alliance, Harvard Medical School, Cambridge, MA, USA
    Am J Public Health 99:2289-95. 2009
    ..A 1993 study found a 25% higher risk of death among uninsured compared with privately insured adults. We analyzed the relationship between uninsurance and death with more recent data...
  22. pmc Understanding enrolment in community health insurance in sub-Saharan Africa: a population-based case-control study in rural Burkina Faso
    Manuela De Allegri
    Department of Tropical Hygiene and Public Health, University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany
    Bull World Health Organ 84:852-8. 2006
    To identify factors associated with decision to enrol in a community health insurance (CHI) scheme.
  23. ncbi Understanding consumers' preferences and decision to enrol in community-based health insurance in rural West Africa
    Manuela De Allegri
    Department of Tropical Hygiene and Public Health, University of Heidelberg, Im Neuenheimer Feld 324, D 69120 Heidelberg, Germany
    Health Policy 76:58-71. 2006
    ..a qualitative investigation of consumers' preferences regarding the single elements of a community-based health insurance (CBI) scheme recently implemented in a rural region in west Africa...
  24. ncbi The role of health insurance in explaining immigrant versus non-immigrant disparities in access to health care: comparing the United States to Canada
    Arjumand Siddiqi
    UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7440, USA
    Soc Sci Med 69:1452-9. 2009
    Using a cross-national comparative approach, we examined the influence of health insurance on U.S. immigrant versus non-immigrant disparities in access to primary health care...
  25. ncbi Sicker and poorer--the consequences of being uninsured: a review of the research on the relationship between health insurance, medical care use, health, work, and income
    Jack Hadley
    Med Care Res Rev 60:3S-75S; discussion 76S-112S. 2003
    Health services research conducted over the past 25 years makes a compelling case that having health insurance or using more medical care would improve the health of the uninsured...
  26. ncbi The landscape of community health insurance in India: an overview based on 10 case studies
    Narayanan Devadasan
    Department of Public Health, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium
    Health Policy 78:224-34. 2006
    ..Only about 3% of the population, mostly those in the formal sector, benefit from some form of health insurance. Several Indian Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) have initiated Community Health Insurance (CHI) schemes ..
  27. pmc Diabetes prevalence among Puerto Rican adults in New York City, NY, 2000
    Thomas A Melnik
    Bureau of Chronic Disease Epidemiology and Surveillance, New York State Department of Health, Albany, USA
    Am J Public Health 94:434-7. 2004
    ..This study showed the ability to obtain critically needed diabetes information from ethnic minorities at the local level...
  28. ncbi Extending health insurance to the rural population: an impact evaluation of China's new cooperative medical scheme
    Adam Wagstaff
    Development Research Group, The World Bank, 1818 H Street NW, Washington, DC 20433, USA
    J Health Econ 28:1-19. 2009
    In 2003, China launched a heavily subsidized voluntary health insurance program for rural residents...
  29. ncbi An analysis of private health insurance purchasing decisions with national health insurance in Taiwan
    Tsai Ching Liu
    Department ol Puhlie Finance, National Taipei University, Taiwan
    Soc Sci Med 55:755-74. 2002
    The Taiwanese health insurance industry is just over 30 years old...
  30. ncbi Physical inactivity: direct cost to a health plan
    Nancy A Garrett
    Health Services Analysis and Reporting, HealthPartners, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55440, USA
    Am J Prev Med 27:304-9. 2004
    ..The purpose of this study was to estimate the total medical expenditures attributable to physical inactivity patterns among members of a large health plan, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota...
  31. ncbi Health insurance coverage and mortality among the near-elderly
    J Michael McWilliams
    Division of General Medicine and Primary Care, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 23:223-33. 2004
    ..Lacking health insurance was associated with substantially higher adjusted mortality among adults who were white; had low incomes; or ..
  32. pmc Development of a database of health insurance claims: standardization of disease classifications and anonymous record linkage
    Shinya Kimura
    Japan Medical Data Center Co, Ltd, Tokyo, Japan
    J Epidemiol 20:413-9. 2010
    b>Health insurance claims (ie, receipts) record patient health care treatments and expenses and, although created for the health care payment system, are potentially useful for research...
  33. ncbi The causal effect of health insurance on utilization and outcomes in adults: a systematic review of US studies
    Joseph D Freeman
    University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, Washington 98004, USA
    Med Care 46:1023-32. 2008
    No current consensus exists on the causal effect of gaining or losing health insurance on health care utilization and health outcomes.
  34. ncbi Is community-based health insurance an equitable strategy for paying for healthcare? Experiences from southeast Nigeria
    Obinna Onwujekwe
    Department of Health Administration and Management, College of Medicine, University of Nigeria, Enugu, Nigeria
    Health Policy 92:96-102. 2009
    To determine how equitable enrolment and utilization of community-based health insurance is in two communities with varying levels of success in implementing the scheme.
  35. pmc Insurance status and quality of diabetes care in community health centers
    James X Zhang
    Department of Medicine, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA
    Am J Public Health 99:742-7. 2009
    ..We used multivariate logistic regression analyses to compare quality of diabetes care according to 6 National Committee for Quality Assurance Health Plan Employer Data and Information Set diabetes processes of care and outcome measures...
  36. ncbi Impact evaluation of India's 'Yeshasvini' community-based health insurance programme
    Aradhna Aggarwal
    Department of Business Economics, South Campus, University of Delhi, Delhi 110021, India
    Health Econ 19:5-35. 2010
    ..propensity score matching techniques, the study evaluates the impact of India's Yeshasvini community-based health insurance programme on health-care utilisation, financial protection, treatment outcomes and economic well-being...
  37. ncbi Why it is time to review the role of private health insurance in Australia
    Leonie Segal
    Centre for Health Economics, Monash University
    Aust Health Rev 27:3-15. 2004
    The role of private health insurance (PHI) within the Australian health-care system is urgently in need of comprehensive review...
  38. pmc Association of race, substance abuse, and health insurance coverage with use of highly active antiretroviral therapy among HIV-infected women, 2005
    Marsha Lillie-Blanton
    Department of Health Policy, George Washington University, Washington, DC 20006, USA
    Am J Public Health 100:1493-9. 2010
    ..We examined racial/ethnic disparities in highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) use and whether differences are moderated by substance use or insurance status, using data from the Women's Interagency HIV Study (WIHS)...
  39. ncbi Reported eye care utilization and health insurance status among US adults
    David J Lee
    Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, Florida 33101, USA
    Arch Ophthalmol 127:303-10. 2009
    ..To estimate prevalence and correlates of eye care utilization by means of data from the National Health Interview Survey...
  40. ncbi Social health insurance reexamined
    Adam Wagstaff
    Development Research Group, The World Bank, Washington, DC 20433, USA
    Health Econ 19:503-17. 2010
    Social health insurance (SHI) is enjoying something of a revival in parts of the developing world...
  41. pmc Equitable utilisation of Indian community based health insurance scheme among its rural membership: cluster randomised controlled trial
    M Kent Ranson
    Health Economics and Financing Programme, Health Policy Unit, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London WC1E 7HT
    BMJ 334:1309. 2007
    To evaluate alternative strategies for improving the uptake of benefits of a community based health insurance scheme by its poorest members.
  42. ncbi Public policy and private health insurance: distributional impact on public and private hospital usage
    Agnes E Walker
    Australian Centre for Economic Research on Health, Australian National University, Barry Drive Building 62, Canberra, ACT 0200, Australia
    Aust Health Rev 31:305-14. 2007
    To study the effectiveness of recent private health insurance (PHI) reforms, in particular the 30% rebate and Lifetime Health Cover, in terms of their stated aim of reducing the load on public hospitals.
  43. ncbi Community health insurance in sub-Saharan Africa: what operational difficulties hamper its successful development?
    Manuela De Allegri
    Faculty of Medicine, Department of Tropical Hygiene and Public Health, University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany
    Trop Med Int Health 14:586-96. 2009
    In recent years, a number of reviews have generated evidence on the potential of community health insurance (CHI) to increase access to care and offer financial protection against the cost of illness for poor people excluded from formal ..
  44. ncbi Preferences and choices for care and health insurance
    Bernard van den Berg
    Department of Health Economics and Health Technology Assessment, Institute of Health Sciences, VU University, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Soc Sci Med 66:2448-59. 2008
    Legislation that came into effect in 2006 has dramatically altered the health insurance system in the Netherlands, placing greater emphasis on consumer choice and competition among insurers...
  45. pmc The Dutch health insurance reform: switching between insurers, a comparison between the general population and the chronically ill and disabled
    Judith D de Jong
    NIVEL Netherlands Institute for Health Services Research, PO Box 1568, 3500 BN Utrecht, The Netherlands
    BMC Health Serv Res 8:58. 2008
    On 1 January 2006 a number of far-reaching changes in the Dutch health insurance system came into effect. In the new system of managed competition consumer mobility plays an important role...
  46. ncbi Effects of health insurance and race on breast carcinoma treatments and outcomes
    R G Roetzheim
    University of South Florida, Department of Family Medicine, Tampa 33612, USA
    Cancer 89:2202-13. 2000
    ..The authors hypothesized that insurance payer and race would influence the care and outcomes for patients with breast carcinoma...
  47. ncbi National health insurance coverage and socio-economic status in a rural district of Ghana
    N Sarpong
    Agogo Presbyterian Hospital, Agogo, Ghana
    Trop Med Int Health 15:191-7. 2010
    To explore the association between socio-economic status (SES) and health insurance subscription to the Ghanaian National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) of residents of the Asante Akim North district of the Ashanti Region, Ghana.
  48. ncbi Community health insurance in Uganda: why does enrolment remain low? A view from beneath
    Robert Basaza
    Ministry of Health Uganda, P O Box 27450, Kampala, Uganda
    Health Policy 87:172-84. 2008
    Community Health Insurance (CHI) in Uganda faces low enrolment despite interest by the Ugandan health sector to have CHI as an elaborate health sector financing mechanism...
  49. ncbi Community-based health insurance and access to maternal health services: evidence from three West African countries
    Kimberly V Smith
    Princeton University, Woodrow Wilson School and Office of Population Research, 219 Wallace Hall, Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
    Soc Sci Med 66:2460-73. 2008
    Community-based health insurance (CBHI) has been incorporated into the health financing strategies of governments and communities in several Sub-Saharan African countries...
  50. ncbi Co-morbidity and age-related prevalence of psoriasis: Analysis of health insurance data in Germany
    Matthias Augustin
    German Center for Health Services Research in Dermatology CVderm, University Clinics of Hamburg Eppendorf, Germany
    Acta Derm Venereol 90:147-51. 2010
    ..The aim of this study was to evaluate the prevalence of co-morbidities in psoriasis based on a large set of health insurance data. The database of 1...
  51. ncbi Utilisation of maternal health care in western rural China under a new rural health insurance system (New Co-operative Medical System)
    Qian Long
    Department of Public Health, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland School of Public Health, Peking University, Beijing, China
    Trop Med Int Health 15:1210-7. 2010
    To investigate factors influencing maternal health care utilisation in western rural China and its relation to income before (2002) and after (2007) introducing a new rural health insurance system (NCMS).
  52. ncbi Health insurance reform in Vietnam: a review of recent developments and future challenges
    Bjorn Ekman
    Health Economics Program HEP, Department of Clinical Sciences, Lund University, Malmo SE 205 02, Sweden
    Health Policy Plan 23:252-63. 2008
    Vietnam is undertaking health financing reform with a view to achieve universal coverage of health insurance within the coming years. To date, around half of the population is covered with some type of health insurance or prepayment...
  53. ncbi Providing health insurance in rural china: from research to policy
    Yuanli Liu
    Harvard School of Public Health, USA
    J Health Polit Policy Law 31:71-92. 2006
    ..Our experiences involve the lack of health insurance for China's rural populations and how our research helped shape China's recent policy attention and efforts ..
  54. ncbi Social movements and health insurance: a critical evaluation of voluntary, non-profit insurance schemes with case studies from Ghana and Cameroon
    C Atim
    Health Economics Consultant, London, UK
    Soc Sci Med 48:881-96. 1999
    This paper assesses the performance of voluntary, non-profit health insurance schemes and their potential contribution to health in the two African countries of Ghana and Cameroon...
  55. ncbi Loss of health insurance and the risk for a decline in self-reported health and physical functioning
    David W Baker
    Center for Health Care Research and Policy, Case Western Reserve University at MetroHealth Medical Center, Cleveland, Ohio 44109 1998, USA
    Med Care 40:1126-31. 2002
    ..Millions of Americans are intermittently uninsured. The health consequences of this are not known...
  56. pmc Race and trust in the health care system
    L Ebony Boulware
    Department of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, and Welch Center for Prevention, Epidemiology and Clinical Research, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Public Health Rep 118:358-65. 2003
    ..differences in trust in physicians have been demonstrated, little is known about racial variation in trust of health insurance plans and hospitals...
  57. ncbi The impact of private and public health insurance on medication use for adults with chronic diseases
    Thomas Rice
    University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Med Care Res Rev 62:231-49. 2005
    This article examines the impact of public and private health insurance on the use of medications for California adults with any of four chronic diseases: heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, and asthma...
  58. pmc Private health insurance: implications for developing countries
    Neelam Sekhri
    World Health Organization, 20 Avenue Appia, 1211 Geneva 27, Switzerland
    Bull World Health Organ 83:127-34. 2005
    Private health insurance is playing an increasing role in both high- and low-income countries, yet is poorly understood by researchers and policy-makers...
  59. ncbi Cigarette smoking and cancer incidence risk in adult men: National Health Insurance Corporation Study
    Young Ho Yun
    Research Institute and Hospital, National Cancer Center, Quality of Cancer Center, 809 Madu dong, Ilsan gu, Goyang si, Gyeonggi do 411 769, Republic of Korea
    Cancer Detect Prev 29:15-24. 2005
    ..733,134 Korean men who were 30 years old or older, insured by the National Health Insurance Corporation, and had a medical evaluation in 1996 were included in the study and followed up through 2000...
  60. ncbi Prostate cancer: socio-economic, geographical and private-health insurance effects on care and survival
    Sonja E Hall
    School of Population Health, The University of Western Australia, 35 Stirling Highway, Crawley, WA 6009, Australia
    BJU Int 95:51-8. 2005
    To examine the effects of demographic, geographical and socio-economic factors, and the influence of private health insurance, on patterns of prostate cancer care and 3-year survival in Western Australia (WA).
  61. ncbi Risk adjustment in health insurance and its long-term effectiveness
    Konstantin Beck
    Socioeconomic Institute, University of Zurich, Hottingerstrasse 10, Zurich, Switzerland
    J Health Econ 29:489-98. 2010
    ..These results clearly indicate the need for health status-related risk adjustment in insurance markets with community rating, taking into account insurers' planning horizon...
  62. pmc Discontinuation of thyroid hormone treatment among children in the United States with congenital hypothyroidism: findings from health insurance claims data
    Alex R Kemper
    Program on Pediatric Health Services Research, Department of Pediatrics, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, USA
    BMC Pediatr 10:9. 2010
    ..The purpose of this study was to describe the rate at which children with congenital hypothyroidism in the United States discontinue thyroid hormone treatment in early childhood...
  63. ncbi Health financing reform in Kenya - assessing the social health insurance proposal
    Guy Carrin
    World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland
    S Afr Med J 97:130-5. 2007
    ..Recently, significant preparatory work was done on a new Social Health Insurance Law that, if accepted, would lead to universal health coverage in Kenya after a transition period...
  64. ncbi Targeted health insurance in a low income country and its impact on access and equity in access: Egypt's school health insurance
    W Yip
    Harvard School of Public Health, Program in Health Care Financing, University Place, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
    Health Econ 10:207-20. 2001
    ..In Egypt, the School Health Insurance Programme (SHIP) is a government subsidized health insurance system that targets school children...
  65. ncbi Adverse selection in a voluntary Rural Mutual Health Care health insurance scheme in China
    Hong Wang
    Yale University School of Medicine New Haven, CT 06520, USA
    Soc Sci Med 63:1236-45. 2006
    This study examines adverse selection in a subsidized voluntary health insurance scheme, the Rural Mutual Health Care (RMHC) scheme, in a poor rural area of China...
  66. ncbi Demand for private health insurance in Chinese urban areas
    Xiao Hua Ying
    Fudan University, Shanghai, China
    Health Econ 16:1041-50. 2007
    Between 1993 and 2003, the proportion of urban residents without health insurance rose from 27 to 50%. The probability of outpatient visits in the previous 2 weeks dropped from 19.9 to 11...
  67. ncbi Going Dutch--managed-competition health insurance in the Netherlands
    Alain C Enthoven
    Stanford University Graduate School of Business, Stanford, CA, USA
    N Engl J Med 357:2421-3. 2007
  68. ncbi Diabetes--prevalence and cost of illness in Germany: a study evaluating data from the statutory health insurance in Germany
    S A K Stock
    Institute of Health Economics and Clinical Epidemiology of the University of Cologne, Cologne, Germany
    Diabet Med 23:299-305. 2006
    ..the prevalence and cost of illness as a result of diabetes mellitus in Germany by retrospectively analysing routine health insurance data. Prevalence and costs were analysed from statutory health insurance (GKV) and societal perspectives.
  69. pmc Low enrollment in Ugandan Community Health Insurance schemes: underlying causes and policy implications
    Robert Basaza
    Ministry of Health Uganda, Kampala, Uganda
    BMC Health Serv Res 7:105. 2007
    Despite the promotion of Community Health Insurance (CHI) in Uganda in the second half of the 90's, mainly under the impetus of external aid organisations, overall membership has remained low...
  70. ncbi Health insurance coverage and cost barriers to needed medical care among U.S. adult cancer survivors age<65 years
    Susan A Sabatino
    Division of Cancer Prevention and Control, National Centers for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30341, USA
    Cancer 106:2466-75. 2006
    The health insurance and cost barriers to care among cancer survivors age <65 years were examined.
  71. pmc Community based health insurance in developing countries
    Manuela De Allegri
    BMJ 334:1282-3. 2007
  72. ncbi Prediagnosis smoking, obesity, insulin resistance, and second primary cancer risk in male cancer survivors: National Health Insurance Corporation Study
    Sang Min Park
    National Cancer Center, Goyang, Gyeonggi, Korea
    J Clin Oncol 25:4835-43. 2007
    ..Smoking, obesity, and insulin resistance are well-known risk factors for cancer, yet few epidemiology studies evaluate their role as risk factors for a second primary cancer (SPC)...
  73. ncbi Sex differences in treatment patterns of six chronic diseases: an analysis from the German statutory health insurance
    Stephanie A K Stock
    Institute of Health Economics and Clinical Epidemiology, University of Cologne, Cologne, Germany
    J Womens Health (Larchmt) 17:343-54. 2008
    The goal of this study was to investigate gender-specific differences in prevalence, healthcare costs, and treatment patterns in the German Statutory Health Insurance (SHI).
  74. ncbi Health insurance in Mexico: achieving universal coverage through structural reform
    Felicia Marie Knaul
    Ministry of Public Education, Mexico City, Mexico
    Health Aff (Millwood) 24:1467-76. 2005
    ..It also highlights aspects of relevance for other countries that are striving to formulate and implement health policies to promote universal social protection and fair financing...
  75. pmc The moral foundations of health insurance
    J P Ruger
    Yale University School of Medicine, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, 60 College Street, New Haven, CT 06525, USA
    QJM 100:53-7. 2007
  76. ncbi Willingness to pay for health insurance among rural and poor persons: field evidence from seven micro health insurance units in India
    David Mark Dror
    Erasmus University Rotterdam MC, Institute for Health Policy and Management, The Netherlands
    Health Policy 82:12-27. 2007
    ..through a unidirectional (descending) bidding game among 3024 households (HH) in seven locations where micro health insurance units are in operation. Insured persons reported slightly higher WTP values than uninsured...
  77. ncbi The roles of citizenship status, acculturation, and health insurance in breast and cervical cancer screening among immigrant women
    Sandra E Echeverria
    Division of General Medicine, Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY 10032, USA
    Med Care 44:788-92. 2006
    ..Immigrant women are less likely to undergo cancer screening. However, few national studies have examined the role of citizenship status or acculturation...
  78. ncbi Possession of health insurance in Australia--how does it affect hospital use and outcomes?
    Kate Brameld
    Centre for Health Services Research, The University of Western Australia, Crawley, Australia
    J Health Serv Res Policy 11:94-100. 2006
    To assess the effect of possession of private health insurance on hospital use and outcomes in Western Australia.
  79. ncbi Willingness to pay for health insurance: an analysis of the potential market for new low-cost health insurance products in Namibia
    Emily Gustafsson-Wright
    Brookings Institution, Washington, DC 20036, USA
    Soc Sci Med 69:1351-9. 2009
    This study analyzes the willingness to pay for health insurance and hence the potential market for new low-cost health insurance product in Namibia, using the double bounded contingent valuation (DBCV) method...
  80. ncbi Increasing health insurance coverage in the first year of life
    Rhonda Sarnoff
    University of California, Davis, USA
    Matern Child Health J 9:343-50. 2005
    ..To determine the proportion of infants who are uninsured and the sociodemographic characteristics of their mothers, including prenatal and post-partum insurance coverage, in order to identify strategies to increase infant health coverage...
  81. ncbi The income distributive implications of recent private health insurance policy reforms in Australia
    Alfons Palangkaraya
    Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research and Centre for Microeconometrics, The University of Melbourne, L7 Alan Gilbert Building, 161 Barry Street, Parkville, Vic, 3010, Australia
    Eur J Health Econ 10:135-48. 2009
    The Australian government implemented a series of private health insurance (PHI) policy reforms between 1997 and 2000. As a result, the proportion of the population with PHI coverage increased by more than 35%...
  82. pmc Increased racial differences on breast cancer care and survival in America: historical evidence consistent with a health insurance hypothesis, 1975-2001
    Kevin M Gorey
    School of Social Work, University of Windsor, Windsor, ON, Canada
    Breast Cancer Res Treat 113:595-600. 2009
    ..This study examined whether race/ethnicity had differential effects on breast cancer care and survival across age strata and cohorts within stages of disease...
  83. ncbi Private health insurance: the problem child faces adulthood
    Mark Cormack
    Aust Health Rev 25:38-51. 2002
    Since its election to office in 1996, reform of Private Health Insurance (PHI) has been the most obvious health policy focus of the Howard Government...
  84. pmc Diabetes treatment and control: the effect of public health insurance for the poor in Mexico
    Sandra G Sosa-Rubí
    National Institute of Public Health, Health Economics Division, Cuernavaca, Mexico
    Bull World Health Organ 87:512-9. 2009
    To analyse the effect of enrolment in the public health insurance scheme known as Seguro Popular [People's Insurance] on access to health resources, treatment and blood glucose control among poor adults with diabetes in Mexico.
  85. ncbi Can insurance increase financial risk? The curious case of health insurance in China
    Adam Wagstaff
    The World Bank, 1818 H Street NW, Washington, DC 20433, USA
    J Health Econ 27:990-1005. 2008
    ..Our estimates allow for different thresholds and for the possible endogeneity of health insurance (we use instrumental variables and fixed effects)...
  86. ncbi Health insurance and catastrophic illness: a report on the New Cooperative Medical System in rural China
    Hongmei Yi
    Center for Chinese Agricultural Policy, Institute of Geographical Sciences and Natural Resources Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China
    Health Econ 18:S119-27. 2009
    ..The real reimbursement rate for illnesses that required expenditures between 4000 and 10,000 yuan (over 10,000 yuan) was only 11% (8%). Our analysis shows that one of the limiting factors is constrained funding...
  87. ncbi Asymmetric information in health insurance: evidence from the National Medical Expenditure Survey
    J H Cardon
    Brigham Young University, USA
    Rand J Econ 32:408-27. 2001
    ..There is little empirical evidence on the extent of the problem. We estimate a structural model of health insurance and health care choices using data on single individuals from the NMES...
  88. pmc An analysis of trends and determinants of health insurance and healthcare utilisation in the Russian population between 2000 and 2004: the 'inverse care law' in action
    Francesca Perlman
    London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Keppel Street, London WC1E7HT, UK
    BMC Health Serv Res 9:68. 2009
    ..The break-up of the USSR brought considerable disruption to health services in Russia. The uptake of compulsory health insurance rose rapidly after its introduction in 1993...
  89. pmc Record linkage of health care insurance claims
    T W Victor
    Healthcare Informatics, SmithKline Beecham, Collegeville, Pennsylvania 19426 2990, USA
    J Am Med Inform Assoc 8:281-8. 2001
    ..This paper provides a detailed description of a method developed for purposes of linking records of individual patients, represented in diverse data sets, across time and geography...
  90. pmc Relation between private health insurance and high rates of caesarean section in Chile: qualitative and quantitative study
    S F Murray
    Centre for International Child Health, Institute of Child Health, University College London, London WC1N 1EH, UK
    BMJ 321:1501-5. 2000
    To explore the circumstances and factors that explain the association between private health insurance cover and a high rate of caesarean sections in Chile.
  91. ncbi The utilization of dental care services according to health insurance coverage in Catalonia (Spain)
    Vladimir Pizarro
    Health Services Research Unit, Institut Municipal d Investigació Mèdica IMIM Hospital del Mar, Barcelona, Spain
    Community Dent Oral Epidemiol 37:78-84. 2009
    The aim of this study was to assess the relationship of dental care service use with health insurance and its evolution...
  92. pmc The contribution of insurance coverage and community resources to reducing racial/ethnic disparities in access to care
    J Lee Hargraves
    Center for Studying Health System Change, Washington, DC 20024, USA
    Health Serv Res 38:809-29. 2003
    To examine the extent to which health insurance coverage and available safety net resources reduced racial and ethnic disparities in access to care.
  93. ncbi The effects of mandatory health insurance on equity in access to outpatient care in Indonesia
    Budi Hidayat
    Department of Tropical Hygiene and Public Health, University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany
    Health Policy Plan 19:322-35. 2004
    This paper examines the effects of mandatory health insurance on access and equity in access to public and private outpatient care in Indonesia. Data from the second round of the 1997 Indonesian Family Life Survey were used...
  94. ncbi Quality of hysterectomy care in rural Gujarat: the role of community-based health insurance
    M K Ranson
    Health Policy Unit, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
    Health Policy Plan 16:395-403. 2001
    Community-based health insurance (CBHI) may be a mechanism for improving the quality of health care available to people outside the formal sector in developing countries...
  95. ncbi The importance of health insurance as a determinant of cancer screening: evidence from the Women's Health Initiative
    J Hsia
    Department of Medicine, George Washington University, Washington, DC, USA
    Prev Med 31:261-70. 2000
    Amid current changes in health care access across the United States, the importance of health insurance status and insurance type relative to demographic, actual, and perceived health variables as determinants of screening for breast, ..
  96. ncbi The differences in characteristics between health-care users and non-users: implication for introducing community-based health insurance in Burkina Faso
    Hengjin Dong
    Department of Tropical Hygiene and Public Health, University of Heidelberg, Im Neuenheimer Feld 324, 69120, Heidelberg, Germany
    Eur J Health Econ 9:41-50. 2008
    ..different types of health care in order to provide policy guidance for the introduction of community-based health insurance (CBI) in Burkina Faso...
  97. pmc Health insurance coverage of immigrants living in the United States: differences by citizenship status and country of origin
    O Carrasquillo
    Division of General Medicine, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, NY 10032, USA
    Am J Public Health 90:917-23. 2000
    This study examined health insurance coverage among immigrants who are not US citizens and among individuals from the 16 countries with the largest number of immigrants living in the United States.
  98. ncbi Primary care and health insurance among women released from New York City jails
    Joshua Lee
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College, USA
    J Health Care Poor Underserved 17:200-17. 2006
    Factors associated with primary care utilization and health insurance coverage were examined among 511 women leaving jail in New York City from 1997-2001...
  99. ncbi Use of National Health Insurance database to evaluate the impact of public varicella vaccination program on burden of varicella in Taiwan
    Hung Fu Tseng
    Institute of Medical Research, Chang Jung Christian University, 396, Sec l, Chang Jung Rd, Kway Jen, Tainan 711, Taiwan, ROC
    Vaccine 24:5341-8. 2006
    ..The outpatient and hospitalization claims made to the National Health Insurance (NHI) in public and private vaccination areas were compared during 2000-2002...
  100. ncbi The association of health insurance and continuous primary care in the medical home on vaccination coverage for 19- to 35-month-old children
    Norma J Allred
    National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, Division of Immunization Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
    Pediatrics 119:S4-11. 2007
    Our goal was to examine the association of continuous care in the medical home and health insurance on up-to-date vaccination coverage by using data from the National Survey of Children's Health and the National Immunization Survey.
  101. ncbi Agreement between self-reported and health insurance claims on utilization of health care: A population study
    Sheng Tsung Yu
    Center for Health Policy Research and Development, National Health Research Institutes, Zhunan, Miaoli County, Taiwan ROC
    J Clin Epidemiol 62:1316-22. 2009
    ..To investigate the agreement between self-reported and insurance claim of the utilization of health care...

Research Grants82

  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. FACTORS AFFECTING USE OF MEDICATION TO TREAT ALCOHOLISM
    TAMI MARK; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ..We propose to collect this information through experts panels and a national survey of physicians specialized in treating substance abuse. ..
  3. Randomized Control Trial of Mifepristone for Fibroids
    Kevin Fiscella; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..The study may also offer valuable insight into a mechanism by which mifepristone reduces fibroid size. ..
  4. Do Reporting Biases Mitigate Disparity Estimates?
    Kevin Fiscella; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..abstract_text> ..
  5. The Impact of HMO's on Disparties
    Kevin Fiscella; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..If the study hypotheses are confirmed, the findings will underscore the need for HMOs to track and address disparities among their members if the Healthy People 2010 for the elimination of disparities is to be achieved. ..
  6. A Genetic Screening Policy Model for Colorectal Cancer
    Scott Ramsey; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..The model will incorporate QOL information from Aim 2, along with family history, clinical, and screening information from the Seattle CFR. ..
  7. Improving Treatment of Newly Diagnosed Osteoporosis
    Peter Cram; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..Finally, this work will serve as a model for examining the barriers to and improving treatment of other chronic diseases identified through screening. ..
  8. The Spillover Effects of Health Insurance Coverage and Generosity
    Katherine Baicker; Fiscal Year: 2008
    unreadable] DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The impact of health insurance on access to care and health outcomes has been studied extensively...
  9. LTC Policies and Elderly Living and Care Arrangements
    Liliana Pezzin; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..abstract_text> ..
  10. 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. ..
  11. Antidepressant Use and Suicide
    Susan Busch; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..The significance of this project lies in its potential to help clinicians and policymakers assess and manage competing risk and benefit claims. ..
  12. Using Social Risk to Guide Coronary Heart Disease (CHD) Preventive Treatment
    Kevin Fiscella; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..Implementation of such a global risk tool could ultimately help justify implementation of more intensive behavioral interventions focusing on diet, exercise, smoking cessation and medication adherence for those at highest social risk. ..
  13. COST EFFECTIVENESS OF GENETIC SCREENING FOR COLON CANCER
    Scott Ramsey; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ....
  14. Improving Safety Culture and Outcomes in Healthcare
    Laurence Baker; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..abstract_text> ..
  15. Economic Evaluations of Emerging Genomic Tests for Early Stage Breast Cancer
    YA CHEN SHIH; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..To estimate the budgetary impact of the emerging pharmacogenomic prognostic and/or predictive tests [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  16. Parental Involvement Laws and Reproductive Outcomes
    Theodore Joyce; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..Teens who do not involve their parents may take longer to obtain an abortion either out of state or through a judicial bypass. Thus, we expect PI laws to increase the rate of second trimester abortions among minors. ..
  17. ARMS: A Web-Based Attendance Reward and Monitoring System
    Mary Jo Larson; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..unreadable] [unreadable]..
  18. Literacy and Mortality Among Elderly Persons
    Michael Wolf; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  19. Education in Genetic Ethics ('EDGE')
    Mark Rothstein; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..The project includes a curriculum steering committee comprised of experts in the field of genetics research and genetics education, as well as select project team members, to provide on-going advance to the project. ..
  20. Racial Disparities in Inflammatory Bowel Disease
    GEOFFREY NGUYEN; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  21. Enhanced Web Training for Community Based Counselors: TEACH-CBT
    Mary Jo Larson; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..We will also pilot test Phase II effectiveness measures of CBT application to case scenarios. [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  22. Disablement Process in Mexican American Older Adults
    Kenneth Ottenbacher; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..The findings will extend our understanding of how frailty impacts independence and quality of life in the rapidly expanding Mexican American older adult population. ..
  23. Risks for Opioid Use and Abuse in Contrasting Chronic Pain Populations
    Mark Sullivan; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ....
  24. Web Training and Support on Evidence-based Practice for Compulsive Hoarding
    Mary Jo Larson; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  25. NLAAS II: Unraveling Differences for Clinical Services
    Margarita Alegria; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ....
  26. Using MEPS Data to Inform Public-Plan Consumerism
    Matthew Davis; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Findings will have immediate relevance for implementation of the HOA projects and other consumerism efforts. [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  27. Views and Approaches Toward Research Integrity Among IRBs
    Robert Klitzman; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..We anticipate that the data from this study will serve as a significant foundation in assisting future research and the improvement of Rl through guidelines, education and other capacity building. [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  28. Adolescent Smoking Cessation in Pediatric Primary Care
    Jonathan Klein; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  29. Colon Cancer Prevention in Low Income Housing Sites
    Karen Emmons; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..abstract_text> ..
  30. Economic Evaluation of Addiction Services
    JENNIFER RUGER; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  31. INDEPENDENT SCIENTIST AWARD
    Kenneth Ottenbacher; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ....
  32. In-Depth Examination of Disparities in Cancer Outcomes
    Cathy Bradley; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..abstract_text> ..
  33. Ethical Challenges in Lead Poisoning Prevention Research
    Nancy Kass; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..The investigators hypothesize that our approach can produce models for education of diverse communities and EH scientists. ..
  34. Coverage, Organization of Care, and Colorectal Screening
    Eric Schneider; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..Results of this study can guide the enactment of health policies that will increase rates of colorectal cancer screening and thereby reduce the incidence of colorectal cancer and its associated morbidity and mortality. ..
  35. The Health Insurance Dynamics of Older Americans
    MARY BUNDORF; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..However, technological progress is accompanied by rising costs, making access to health insurance crucial for both the economic security and quality of life of the elderly...
  36. 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. ..
  37. MEDICAID MGD CARE FOR CHILDREN WITH SPEC HLTH CARE NEEDS
    JEAN MITCHELL; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..abstract_text> ..
  38. ADOLESCENTS USE OF COMPLEMENTARY ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE
    Jonathan Klein; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..Additionally, since alternative therapies can have potentially serious side-effects or drug interactions, insight into how and when alternative medicine use is disclosed may help clinicians provide better care to adolescents. ..
  39. SMOKING CESSATION AMONG CHILDHOOD CANCER SURVIVORS
    Karen Emmons; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..The proposed project will begin an effort to build on this success related to clinical therapeutic outcomes, and transfer it to cancer prevention outcomes. ..
  40. Health Outcomes for Uninsured Older Adults-II
    David Baker; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..abstract_text> ..
  41. MANAGED CARE AND HEALTH CARE MARKETS
    Laurence Baker; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..abstract_text> ..
  42. GENETIC TIES AND THE FUTURE OF THE FAMILY
    Mark Rothstein; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..All lines of research would culminate in a major conference in the fall of 2002. The conference would be open to the public and structured to attract a diverse audience. ..
  43. GENETIC INFORMATION AND LIFE INSURANCE UNDERWRITING
    Mark Rothstein; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..The conference will focus on building consensus and advancing understanding in areas of disagreement. The chapters, as well as the positions developed at the conference, will form the basis of a book to be published ..
  44. HEALTH PLAN RESPONSES TO MEDICARE HMO PREMIUM PAYMENTS
    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. ..
  45. PHARMACOGENOMICS AND MINORITY POPULATIONS
    Mark Rothstein; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..abstract_text> ..
  46. Views of Privacy of Genetic Information
    Robert Klitzman; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..Sharing genetic information may lead to stigma, discrimination, and threats to jobs and life and health insurance. Former President Clinton released privacy regulations, and some states have genetic privacy laws, yet ..
  47. "Improving Pediatric Safety and Quality with Health Car*
    Timothy Ferris; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..The proposed research will provide quantitative information on the value of CDSS in terms of patient safety, adherence to guidelines, and patient experience of care. ..
  48. LABOR MARKET OUTCOMES OF LONG TERM CANCER SURVIVORS
    Cathy Bradley; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..3) Determine if changes in employment status lead to consequences such as changes in income and health insurance coverage; and 4) Estimate the productivity costs of cancer and its treatment for patients and their spouses ..
  49. 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. ..
  50. MULTIRISK FACTOR INTERVENTION FOR COLON POLYP PATIENTS
    Karen Emmons; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ..The intervention is suited to the managed care environment, thus increasing its potential generalize ability and disseminability. A process tracking system will enable a detailed cost-effectiveness evaluation. ..
  51. A Web-Based Smoking Intervention for Cancer Survivors
    Karen Emmons; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..Additionally, this study will make significant steps toward dissemination of tested smoking cessation interventions among cancer survivors. ..
  52. Maintaining Physical Activity in Ethnic Minority Women
    Rebecca Lee; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..If supported, hypotheses will suggest that the sustained effect of SOCO strategies is moderated by environmental supports. ..
  53. Effectiveness of patient lift equipment
    Hester Lipscomb; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..their workers' compensation claims, and their health care claims through their private employer-provided health insurance; all are linked on an individual basis...
  54. Long-term Opioid Management of Chronic Pain: Trends and Risks
    Michael Von Korff; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..We will extend these analyses by studying the effects of long-term opioid therapy on other adverse events including: all-cause and opioid-related hospitalization;opioid overdose;and onset of recognized mood disorder. ..
  55. NASD ED SBIRT Collaborative STUDY
    Shahrzad Bazargan Hejazi; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..abstract_text> ..
  56. Culture, Gender and Pap Smear Use among Latinas
    Israel De Alba; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..The results of this study will lay the foundation for a future intervention aimed at preventing cervical cancer through the education of couples. ..
  57. Philippine Child Health and Policy Experiment
    John Peabody; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..We will measure the health impacts of two experimental interventions: (1) expansion of health insurance coverage, and (2) capitation of providers...
  58. How Access Affects Outcomes of Rehabilitation Services
    Lisa Iezzoni; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..The primary outcome of the proposed study will be an assessment of the association of PT and OT, as routinely practiced nationwide and important outcomes of care. ..
  59. Urban Diabetics: Primary Care and Hospitalizations
    Jessica Robbins; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ....
  60. Clinical Implications of Depression-Based Stigma
    Martha Miranda; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..Within each of the aims, we will explore the extent to which the findings vary by ethnicity. ..
  61. Using Clinically-Enhanced Claims Data to Guide Treatment of Acute Heart Failure
    Mark Sonneborn; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..The database will be used to conduct a study of the comparative effectiveness of different drug treatments of patients hospitalized with acute worsening of congestive heart failure. ..
  62. The Safety Net, Medicaid, and Child Health Outcomes
    Anthony Losasso; Fiscal Year: 2009
    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The percentage of children without health insurance was 11.4% in 2003, which is down from 12...
  63. GENETICS OF COCAINE DEPENDENCE
    HENRY RICHARD KRANZLER; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..Knowledge of the gene variants will help to identify people at greatest risk of developing the disorder, thereby improving prevention efforts. ..
  64. Pathways into Services for Alcohol and Drug Disorders
    Mark J Edlund; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..The results of the study will inform policy to increase rates of utilization of effective substance abuse services among those with substance use disorders. ..
  65. NON PRICE BARRIERS, MEDICAID COVERAGE, AND INFANT HEALTH
    Janet Currie; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..A key contribution of this project will be the collection of more comprehensive data on these changes, data that will assembled by direct contact with state agencies. ..
  66. Understanding Disability Among The Elderly
    David Cutler; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ....
  67. COGNITIVE AND PHYSICAL BASIS OF DISABLEMENT
    Steven Albert; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..g., mild disabled) than others. This finding would suggest that disability may be reduced through remediation of motor and cognitive/process skills, as well as by efforts to reduce impairment. ..
  68. Sertraline Pharmacotherapy for Alcoholism Subtypes
    Henry Kranzler; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..abstract_text> ..
  69. EFFECT OF HEART DISEASE EDUCATION ON OLDER WOMEN
    Noreen Clark; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ....
  70. A Pilot Survey to Measure Disability in the Elderly Population
    David Cutler; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..This research is critical for researchers, and for policy-makers who seek to understand why disability is changing and what implications those changes will have for longevity and medical spending. ..
  71. Child, Family, and Community Influences on Oral Health
    Paul Newacheck; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..Multilevel and survey sampling modeling methods will be used in the empirical analysis. ..
  72. Recovery & Help-Seeking Processes in Problem Drinkers
    JALIE TUCKER; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..The proposed research appropriately models an "open economy" in which drinking problems are developed, maintained, and must be resolved. ..
  73. HELP-SEEKING AND RECOVERY PROCESSES IN PROBLEM DRINKERS
    JALIE TUCKER; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..Renewal of the ISA would allow Dr. Tucker to continue her current level of research involvement and development and would relieve her from reliance on short term mechanisms of support. ..
  74. Epidemiology of Visual Impairment: The 1986-2002 NHIS
    David Lee; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  75. Sensory Impairment, Functional Status and Mortality
    David Lee; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..abstract_text> ..
  76. Storytelling to Promote Colorectal Screening in Primary Care Clinics
    Linda Larkey; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..Identification and engagement with the story and perceptions of threat, fear and stress will be assessed as mediators. Findings will potentially inform effective primary care practice interventions for CRCS. ..
  77. IN-DEPTH LONGITUDINAL STUDY OF HIV-INFECTED WOMEN
    Patricia Stevens; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..abstract_text> ..
  78. CVD Risk Perception, Behavioral Support and 25-year Survival
    Robert Gramling; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..e. DNA testing, advanced imaging) will shape beliefs about personal CVD risk, understanding the long-term implications of risk perception is a crucial and timely public health concern. [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  79. EYE DISEASE, DISABILITY AND MORTALITY RISK IN US ADULTS
    David Lee; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ....
  80. Patterns and correlates of CAM use in African Americans
    Carolyn Brown; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Long-term objectives are to enhance the provision and effectiveness of health care interventions in African American populations and to generate research questions for future investigations of CAM use in African Americans. [unreadable]..