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Factors associated with psychotropic prescriptions, psychiatric hospitalization, and spending among Medicare beneficiaries under 65

Jingjing Qian, Ph.D., Saranrat Wittayanukorn, M.S., Grant McGuffey, Pharm.D., Richard Hansen, Ph.D. Disability and Health Journal, July 2015 Volume 8, Issue 3, Pages 424–433 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2015.03.005 Background Medicare beneficiaries under 65 are a medically heterogenous population with significant psychiatric health service utilization. Patterns of psychiatric health services utilization and spending have not been well studied in this population. Objective To estimate […]

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Medical expenditures associated with nonfatal occupational injuries among U.S. workers reporting persistent disabilities

Junxin Shi, M.D., Ph.D. , rista K. Wheeler, M.S., Bo Lu, Ph.D., David M. Bishai, M.D., Ph.D., M.P.H., Lorann Stallones, M.P.H., Ph.D., Huiyun Xiang, M.D., M.P.H., Ph.D. Disability and Health Journal, July 2015 Volume 8, Issue 3, Pages 397–406 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2014.10.004 Background No prior study has investigated the medical expenditures associated with occupational injuries among U.S. workers with persistent disabilities, including those with physical […]

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Intersections between disability, type of impairment, gender and socio-economic disadvantage in a nationally representative sample of 33,101 working-aged Australians

Anne M. Kavanagh, B.M.B.S., Ph.D., Lauren Krnjacki, B.Sc., M.P.H., Zoe Aitken, B.Sc., M.Sc., Anthony D. LaMontagne, B.Sc., M.A., Med, D.Sc., Andrew Beer, B.A., Ph.D., Emma Baker, B.A., Ph.D., Rebecca Bentley, B.Sc., Ph.D. DOI: www.disabilityandhealthjnl.com/article/S1936-6574(14)00107-1/abstract Background People with disabilities are socio-economically disadvantaged and have poorer health than people without disabilities; however, little is known about the […]

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National health surveillance of adults with disabilities, adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, and adults with no disabilities

Susan M. Havercamp, Ph.D., Haleigh M. Scott, M.A. The Ohio State University Nisonger Center, 1581 Dodd Dr, Columbus, OH 43210, USA DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2014.11.002 Background People with disabilities experience worse health and poorer access to health care compared to people without disability. Large-scale health surveillance efforts have largely excluded adults with intellectual and developmental disability. This […]

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Heart age differentials and general cardiovascular risk profiles for persons with varying disabilities: NHANES 2001–2010

  CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE David W. Hollar Jr., Ph.D., Jennifer S. Lewis, M.H.A., M.Ed. Department of Health Administration, Pfeiffer University, 2880 Slater Road, Suite 100, Morrisville, NC 27560, USA Disability and Health Journal, Vol. 8, Issue 1, p51–60 Published online: July 31 2014  http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2014.07.007 Abstract Background Persons with disabilities are at risk for secondary conditions, including […]

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Implementing a system to evaluate quality assurance in rehabilitation in Greece

Vassilios Dimitriadis, Ph.D., Antonis A. Kousoulis, M.D., Markos N. Sgantzos, M.D., Ph.D., Alexander Hadjipaulou, M.D., Ph.D., Christos Lionis, M.D., Ph.D. Disability and Health Journal, Vol. 8, Issue 1, p35–43 Published online: July 23 2014 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2014.07.003 Abstract Background Use of a widely accepted quality assurance tool is an essential procedure of effective and result-oriented quality management […]

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What are the specific disability and limitation types underlying responses to the BRFSS disability questions?

Joshua Mann, M.P.H., M.D., Pallavi Balte, M.B.B.S., M.P.H., John Clarkson, M.P.H., Daniela Nitcheva, Ph.D., Catherine Leigh Graham, M.E.B.M.E., Suzanne McDermott, Ph.D. Disability and Health Journal, Vol. 8, Issue 1, p17–28 Published online: July 2 2014 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2014.06.007 Abstract Background Researchers rely on resources such as BRFSS data to understand the health status of people with […]

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General health, health conditions, and current pregnancy among U.S. women with and without chronic physical disabilities

Lisa I. Iezzoni, M.D., M.Sc., Jun Yu, M.Sc., Amy J. Wint, M.Sc., Suzanne C. Smeltzer, R.N., Ed.D., Jeffrey L. Ecker, M.D. Disability and Health Journal, Vol. 7, Issue 2, p181–188 Published online: January 6, 2014 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2013.12.002 Background Although increasing numbers of reproductive-age U.S. women with chronic physical disabilities (CPD) are becoming pregnant, little is […]

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Early interventions to prevent disability for workers with mental health conditions: Impacts from the DMIE

Gilbert Gimm, Ph.D., Denise Hoffman, Ph.D., Henry T. Ireys, Ph.D. Disability and Health Journal, Vol. 7, Issue 1, p56–63 Published online: August 30, 2013 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2013.07.002 Background As of 2011, over 9 million working-age adults were receiving federal disability benefits and this number is expected to rise steadily. Early intervention programs that seek to maintain […]

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Cost of workplace accommodations for individuals with disabilities: with or without personal assistance services

Tatiana I. Solovieva, Ed.D., Richard T. Walls, Ph.D., Deborah J. Hendricks, Ed.D., Denetta L. Dowler, Ed.D. Disability and Health Journal, October 2009 Volume 2, Issue 4, Pages 196–205 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2009.04.002 Abstract Background This study compared the expense associated with use of personal assistance services (PAS) for individuals with disabilities to the expense incurred by individuals with disabilities who […]

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