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Redirecting Patients to Improve Stroke Outcomes: Implications of a Volume-Based Approach in One Urban Market

By | February 1, 2007

In the December issue of Medical Care, Center members Dr. Randall Cebul & Mark E. Votruba, PhD, investigate whether better health outcomes could be expected if stroke patients were directed to hospitals treating higher volumes of stroke patients. Using data from 12,150 Medicare patients admitted for acute stroke to one of 29 hospitals in Greater Read More

The Effect of Private Insurance on the Health of Older, Working Age Adults: Evidence from the Health and Retirement Study

By | January 31, 2007

Using data from a national survey of adults in late middle age who are nearing entry into Medicare, Drs. Dor, Sudano, and Baker investigated if the presence of private insurance–compared to being uninsured–contributes to better health status over a period of 4 years. They also wanted to determine if past methods of analyzing this problem Read More

Changes in Health for the Uninsured After Reaching Age-eligibility for Medicare

By | January 30, 2007

Uninsured adults in late middle age are more likely to have a health decline than individuals with private insurance. The authors extend their previous investigations in this study by determining how health–and the risk of a future health decline–changes after the uninsured gain Medicare. The uninsured transitioning to Medicare reported a 50% greater risk of Read More

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By | October 30, 2006

Using data from a national survey of adults in late middle age who are nearing entry into Medicare, Drs. Dor, Sudano, and Baker investigated if the presence of private insurance–compared to being uninsured–contributes to better health status over a period of 4 years. They also wanted to determine if past methods of analyzing this problem Read More

Comorbidity, Disability, and Geriatric Syndromes in Elderly Cancer Patients Receiving Home Health Care

By | October 5, 2006

Then needs of patients with cancer vary considerably and are influenced by patientsÕ overall health at the time of their cancer diagnosis. A paper co-authored by Center faculty member Dr. Patrick Murray examined the rates of co-morbid illness, disability and geriatric syndromes in older Ohio residents with cancer who received home health care. The paper Read More

Heart failure, chronic diuretic use, and increase in mortality and hospitalization: an observational study using propensity score methods

By | September 14, 2006

A study co-authored by Center faculty member Dr. Thomas E. Love, published in June in the European Heart Journal, found that patients with congestive heart failure who used non-potassium sparing diuretics had an increased risk for death and hospitalization compared to patients not taking diuretics, even after careful adjustment for a wide range of other Read More

Alcohol consumption within the context of hepatitis C: a qualitative study of non-problematic drinkers.

By | September 8, 2006

Only 50% of non-problem drinkers with chronic hepatitis C who were interviewed followed the recommendation to abstain from all alcohol consumption, according to the results of a study written by Dr. Eleanor Palo Stoller, Center faculty member Dr. Neal Dawson, and Center researchers Adam Perzynski, Stephanie Kanuch and Noah Webster published in the on-line journal Read More

Health Insurance Coverage and the Risk of Decline in Overall Health and Death Among the Near Elderly, 1992-2002

By | May 11, 2006

In a study published in the journal Medical Care in March, Drs. David Baker and Joseph Sudano and their colleagues found that uninsured older Americans experienced more rapid declines their health compared to insured Americans of the same age. The uninsured individuals usually enrolled in public insurance programs like Medicare later, after their health was Read More

Explaining US racial/ethnic disparities in health declines and mortality in late middle age: The roles of socioeconomic status, health behaviors, and health insurance.

By | February 22, 2006

A study published in the February 2006 issue of Social Science and Medicine by Center member Joseph Sudano, PhD and Dr. David Baker, a former Center member, showed that declines in the health of older adults were most strongly associated with low SES (socioeconomic status). Higher mortality rates for blacks compared to whites were also Read More