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  • practice
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan , Blue Care Network, and UMHS have launched the Michigan Value Collaborative, an initiative aimed at helping hospitals across the state understand their practice patterns compared with their peers, better manage costs and improve outcomes for patients. (uofmhealth.org)
  • Our study contrasts hospital costs for vertebroplasty versus kyphoplasty for the treatment of vertebral compression fractures in routine clinical practice in the United States. (ajnr.org)
  • 7 Most studies take a theoretical approach to examine issues such as the impact of dual practice on public sector labour supply 1 or on the incentives for dual practitioners to increase public sector waiting lists 8 or to 'cream-skim' profitable patients. (nzma.org.nz)
  • California
  • These are the highly regulated, public Norwegian hospitals, who face very little competitive pressure, and the unregulated, private California hospitals, divided into three groups with variation in ownership and competitive environment. (rti.org)
  • Our results show that Summit's price increase was among the largest of any comparable hospital in California, indicating this transaction may have been anticompetitive. (repec.org)
  • inpatient
  • Performing vertebroplasty versus kyphoplasty reduces hospital costs by nearly $5000 for inpatient procedures and by more than $4000 for outpatient procedures. (ajnr.org)
  • 1994
  • Using a proprietary eight-year panel dataset (1987-1994) that catalogues application-level automation for the complete census of the 3,000 U.S. hospitals with more than 100 beds, this study finds that both financial/administrative and clinical IT systems at the most thoroughly automated hospitals are associated with declining costs three and five years after adoption. (repec.org)
  • Measuring the cost impact of hospital information systems: 1987-1994 ," Finance and Economics Discussion Series 2002-42, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S. (repec.org)
  • Mergers
  • Mergers When Prices Are Negotiated: Evidence from the Hospital Industry ," American Economic Review , American Economic Association, vol. 105(1), pages 172-203, January. (repec.org)
  • Economics at the FTC: Data Intensive Mergers and Policy R&D ," Review of Industrial Organization , Springer;The Industrial Organization Society, vol. 29(4), pages 327-348, December. (repec.org)
  • acute
  • All unique Medicare patients (n = 8,282,802) admitted to acute-care nonfederal hospitals with principal diagnoses of acute myocardial infarction, congestive heart failure, gastrointestinal bleeding, or stroke (combined medical group), or a DRG classification of general, orthopedic, or vascular surgery (combined surgical group). (springer.com)
  • substantial
  • A major feature of health care systems is substantial variation in health care quality across hospitals. (springer.com)
  • A central observation of the health care systems is the existence of substantial heterogeneity in the quality of health care services across hospitals. (springer.com)
  • Any effort at reducing the heterogeneity and enhancing the quality of care across hospitals can bring substantial benefits to society. (springer.com)
  • While PRWORA may have achieved substantial federal welfare savings [ 1 ], there has been little investigation of its financial impact on hospitals that provide nonemergency services to medically uninsured legal immigrants. (biomedcentral.com)
  • contrast
  • In contrast, Medtronic (prior to acquiring Covidien) enjoyed industry-leading economics in part due to its commanding leadership in spine and cardiac rhythm products. (bain.com)
  • The purpose of this study was to contrast hospital economics for the treatment of VCFs with either vertebroplasty or kyphoplasty. (ajnr.org)
  • care
  • As the nation's health care system prepares for uninsured Americans to gain health insurance coverage under the Affordable Care Act, a question hangs over crowded hospital emergency departments: Will the newly insured make fewer ER visits than they do today? (uofmhealth.org)
  • The quality of stroke care widely varies across NHS hospitals. (springer.com)
  • Figure 1 captures the distribution of the quality of the process of care for stroke across NHS hospitals or trusts using the data from the Royal College of Physicians for the years 2004-2010. (springer.com)
  • It is evident that the quality of the process of stroke care varies across hospitals. (springer.com)
  • And Ayanian and Weissman [ 3 ] and Kupersmith [ 42 ] provide a systematic review on the differences in health care quality across teaching and non-teaching hospitals. (springer.com)
  • Hospitals are major providers of health care services and account for a major expenditure of the overall health care budget. (springer.com)
  • Such efforts demand understanding why some hospitals perform better than other hospitals, providing a higher quality of care. (springer.com)
  • The literature on the drivers of hospital quality is vast, offering a rich list of explanations for the observed heterogeneity in the quality of care. (springer.com)
  • 57 ] study the role of human capital and find a positive relationship between nurse staffing and health care quality in NHS and US hospitals. (springer.com)
  • Our goal was to assess the effect of PRWORA on hospital uncompensated care in the United States. (biomedcentral.com)
  • Several studies have investigated the impact of PRWORA on Medicaid and/or welfare participation and patients' access to care [ 4 - 8 ], but none have examined the impact of PRWORA on hospitals. (biomedcentral.com)
  • Patient selection in a mixed oligopoly market for health care: the role of the soft budget constraint ," International Review of Economics , Springer;Happiness Economics and Interpersonal Relations (HEIRS), vol. 60(1), pages 49-70, March. (repec.org)
  • Investment in Hospital Care Technology under Different Purchasing Rules: A Real Option Approach ," Working Papers 2004.75, Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei. (repec.org)
  • Data
  • Hospital bedsore rates varied widely based on how the data was collected, unfairly making some hospitals appear to fare better or worse than others. (uofmhealth.org)
  • We combine NHS trust data from the National Sentinel Stroke Audit with other data sets from the Office for National Statistics, NHS and census data to capture hospitals' human and physical assets and organisational characteristics. (springer.com)
  • We use detailed claims data from three large health insurers to compare the post-merger price change for the merging parties to the price change for a set of control-group hospitals. (repec.org)
  • This retrospective cohort study analyzed 2007-2008 hospital discharge and billing records from the Premier Perspective data base. (ajnr.org)
  • Using Physical observation, waste quantification or estimation and documented information provided in the hospital records, sectional data within each hospital were collated and analysed by employing relevant statistical analytical tools like ANOVA, Sectional Grouping, Mean, Median, Mode, Sd, CV etc. (eco-web.com)
  • The collated data of the hospitals showed similarities in many areas, confirming that similar activities take place within HCFs and variations in other areas, confirming that many factors, both external and internal affect the generation of wastes and all other activities within HCFs. (eco-web.com)
  • However, data limitations hampered our efforts to obtain a monetary estimate of hospitals' financial losses due specifically to the immigrant eligibility changes in PRWORA. (biomedcentral.com)
  • Quantifying the impact of these provisions on hospitals will require better data sources. (biomedcentral.com)
  • patterns
  • The association of cost declines with lagged IT as well as the cost patterns at the less automated hospitals both provide evidence of learning effects. (repec.org)
  • creates
  • Accumulating follower positions across categories creates aggregate scale but leads to poor economics. (bain.com)
  • A resource issue in hospitals creates many problems such as the excessive number of patients, poor service quality, lack of diagnostic tools and equipment, dirty and worn out facilities, long queues at the outpatient clinic, lack of drugs and other medical supplies, low employee morale, and so on. (routledge.com)
  • Policy
  • Given the prevalence of VCFs as well as demographic trends, the economics of VAPs is important from a public policy perspective. (ajnr.org)
  • metropolitan
  • The greater metropolitan area contained many other hospitals that offered a similar range of services, but which were located farther away. (repec.org)
  • cost
  • The cost of excess bed capacity will depend upon staffing levels of different types of labor in the hospital. (rti.org)
  • The primary outcome variable, differences in total hospital cost between vertebroplasty and kyphoplasty, was assessed by using analysis of covariance. (ajnr.org)
  • issue
  • The biggest issue of economics in a hospital are the resource issues. (routledge.com)
  • The issue of generation resources, includes how the hospital is able to get the resources to run operations without having to cover the access of stratum of community thus violating the principle of equality. (routledge.com)
  • This book will highlight the issue of generation resources by including a discussion of the revenue components of the hospital and the impact of DRGs. (routledge.com)
  • HCWs management is a serious environmental impacting issue that must be addressed using series of management instruments that will help to alleviate the inherent havoc that these categories of wastes have been causing and can cause to unsuspecting communities and the inhabitants. (eco-web.com)
  • prospective
  • The new hospital tells a prospective small manufacturer that this is a growing community with great healthcare - a wonderful place to locate. (thedacare.org)
  • Close
  • This consummated merger combined two hospitals located close together in the Oakland-Berkeley region of the San Francisco Bay Area. (repec.org)
  • The HCWs impacts can spread through contact of various waste handlers with the generated wastes and then the transfer of contagious diseases to families, friends, neighbors and close associates. (eco-web.com)