Volume 49 | Number 2 | April 2014
Variations in Care
A Decade in Dental Care Utilization among Adults and Children (2001–2010)
Marko Vujicic Ph.D., Kamyar Nasseh Ph.D.
Geographic and Racial Disparities in Breast Cancer–Related Outcomes in Georgia
Talar W. Markossian, Robin B. Hines, Rana Bayakly
Has Medicare Part D Reduced Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Prescription Drug Use and Spending?
Elham Mahmoudi, Gail A. Jensen Ph.D.
Does the Racial/Ethnic Composition of Medicare Advantage Plans Reflect Their Areas of Operation?
Robin Weinick, Amelia Haviland Ph.D., Katrin Hambarsoomian M.S., Marc N. Elliott
Breast Cancer Screening, Area Deprivation, and Later‐Stage Breast Cancer in Appalachia: Does Geography Matter?
Roger T. Anderson, Tse‐Chang Yang, Stephen A. Matthews, Fabian Camacho, Teresa Kern, Heath B. Mackley, Gretchen Kimmick, Christopher Louis, Eugene Lengerich, Nengliang Yao
Quality of Care
Does Winning a Pay‐for‐Performance Bonus Improve Subsequent Quality Performance? Evidence from the Hospital Quality Incentive Demonstration
Andrew Ryan, Matthew Sutton, Tim Doran
Hospital Costs and Inpatient Mortality among Children Undergoing Surgery for Congenital Heart Disease
John A. Romley Ph.D., Alex Y. Chen, Dana P. Goldman Ph.D., Roberta Williams
Risk Selection into Consumer‐Directed Health Plans: An Analysis of Family Choices within Large Employers
Roland D. McDevitt Ph.D, Amelia M. Haviland Ph.D., Ryan Lore M.P.P, Laura Laudenberger M.S, Matthew Eisenberg Ph.D, Neeraj Sood Ph.D
Leveraging Electronic Health Records to Develop Measurements for Processes of Care
Ming Tai‐Seale Ph.D., M.P.H., Caroline J. Wilson M.Sc., Laura Panattoni Ph.D., Nidhi Kohli Ph.D., Ashley Stone M.P.H, Dorothy Y. Hung Ph.D., M.A., M.P.H., Sukyung Chung Ph.D.
Cost of Care
Health Care Utilization and Costs Associated with Adherence to Clinical Practice Guidelines for Early Magnetic Resonance Imaging among Workers with Acute Occupational Low Back Pain
Janessa M. Graves, Deborah Fulton‐Kehoe, Jeffrey G. Jarvik, Gary M. Franklin
Community Health Center Efficiency: The Role of Grant Revenues in Health Center Efficiency
Peter R. Amico, Jon A. Chilingerian, Martijn Hasselt Ph.D.
Mental Health and High‐Cost Health Care Utilization: New Evidence from Axis II Disorders
Johanna Catherine Maclean, Haiyong Xu Ph.D., Michael T. French, Susan L. Ettner Ph.D.
Using Quantile Regression to Examine Health Care Expenditures during the Great Recession
Jie Chen Ph.D., Arturo Vargas‐Bustamante Ph.D., Karoline Mortensen Ph.D., Stephen B. Thomas
Computation of Standard Errors
Bryan E. Dowd Ph.D.,, William H. Greene Ph.D, Edward C. Norton Ph.D.
Development of a Composite Measure of State‐Level Malpractice Environment
Jeanette W. Chung, Min‐Woong Sohn, Ryan P. Merkow, Elissa H. Oh, Christina Minami, Bernard S. Black, Karl Y. Bilimoria