Collaborative design of a health care experience survey for persons with disability

Lisa I. Iezzoni, MD, MSc, Holly Matulewicz, MA, Sarah A. Marsella, MSc, Kimberley S. Warsett, MSW, Dennis Heaphy, MPH, EdM, MDiv, Karen Donelan, ScD, EdM Disability and Health Journal, April 2017, p231–239 DOI:   Background When assessing results of health care delivery system reforms targeting persons with disability, quality metrics must reflect the experiences and perspectives of this population.… Read More »»

Do prominent quality measurement surveys capture the concerns of persons with disability?

Lisa I. Iezzoni, MD, MSc, Sarah A. Marsella, MSc, Tiffany Lopinsky, BA, Dennis Heaphy, MPH, EdM, MDiv, Kimberley S. Warsett, MSW Disability and Health Journal, April 2017  Volume 10, Issue 2, Pages 222–230 DOI:   Background Demonstration programs nationwide aim to control costs and improve care for people dually-eligible for Medicare and Medicaid, including many persons with disability. Ensuring these… Read More »»

Disability stage and receipt of recommended care among elderly medicare beneficiaries

Ling Na, Ph.D., Sean Hennessy, PharmD., Ph.D., Hillary R. Bogner, M.D., M.S. C.E., Jibby E. Kurichi, M.P.H., Margaret Stineman, M.D., Joel E. Streim, M.D., Pui L. Kwong, M.P.H., Dawei Xie, Ph.D., Liliana E. Pezzin, Ph.D., J.D Disability and Health Journal, January 2017,  Volume 10, Issue 1, Pages 48–57 DOI:   Background Receipt of recommended care among older adults is generally low. Findings regarding… Read More »»

Measurement characteristics for two health-related quality of life measures in older adults: The SF-36 and the CDC Healthy Days items

John P. Barile Ph.D., Willi Horner-Johnson, Ph.D., Gloria Krahn, Ph.D., Matthew Zack, M.D., David Miranda, Ph.D.,  Kimberly DeMichele, Ph.D., Derek Ford , Ph.D., William W. Thompson , Ph.D. Disability and Health Journal, Volume 9, Issue 4 Published online: April 30, 2016 DOI: Background The Short Form Health Survey (SF-36) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Healthy… Read More »»

Examining access to care for younger vs. older dual-eligible adults living in the community

Gilbert Gimm, Ph.D., Elizabeth Blodgett, M.H.P.A., Preeti Zanwar, Ph.D. Disability and Health Journal, Volume 9, Issue 3 Published online: December 16, 2015 DOI: Background Recent state dual-eligible (Medicare and Medicaid) payment reform demonstrations have included groups of both working-age and older adults, but relatively little is known about how access to care varies between these two… Read More »»

Comparison of predictive value of activity limitation staging systems based on dichotomous versus trichotomous responses in the Medicare Current Beneficiary Survey

Jibby E. Kurichi, M.P.H., Joel E. Streim, M.D., Hillary R. Bogner, M.D., M.S.C.E., Dawei Xie, Ph.D., Pui L. Kwong, M.P.H., Sean Hennessy, Pharm.D., Ph.D. Disability and Health Journal, Volume 9, Issue 1, p. 64–73 DOI:   Background Traditional ways of measuring disability include summary indices, binary expressions, or counts of limitations. However, counts of activity… Read More »»

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: 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… Read More »»

Transitions in mobility, ADLs, and IADLs among working-age Medicare beneficiaries

Marcia A. Ciol, Ph.D., Elizabeth K. Rasch, P.T., Ph.D., Jeanne M. Hoffman, Ph.D., A.B.P.P., Minh Huynh, Ph.D., Leighton Chan, M.D., M.P.H. Disability and Health Journal, Vol. 7, Issue 2, p206–215 Published online: November 11, 2013 DOI: Background Disability is a dynamic process where functional status may change over time. Examination of the Medicare population… Read More »»

The effect of Medicare Part D on health care utilization for non-elderly Medicare recipients with disabilities

Richard E. Nelson, Ph.D., Stephen L. Nelson, J.D., Ph.D., Benedikt Huttner, M.D., M.S., Adi Gundlapalli, M.D., Ph.D. Published Online: September 20, 2013 Disability and Health Journal,  January 2014 Volume 7, Issue 1, Pages 64–69 DOI: Background The effect of Medicare Part D prescription drug coverage on non-elderly beneficiaries, most of whom have disabilities, has not been… Read More »»

Disability in two health care systems: Access, quality, satisfaction, and physician contacts among working-age Canadians and Americans with disabilities

Stephen P. Gulley, Ph.D., M.S.W., Barbara M. Altman, Ph.D. †Financial disclosure: Funds for these analyses were generously provided by contract with the National Center for Health Statistics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (NCHS/CDC). The findings and conclusions in this paper are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the views of the… Read More »»