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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 […]

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Cost disparities in lung cancer treatment by disability status, sex, and race

Thomas N. Chirikos, Ph.D.∗, Richard G. Roetzheim, M.D., M.S.P.H., Ellen P. McCarthy, Ph.D., M.P.H., Lisa I. Iezzoni, M.D., M.Sc. ∗Currently, Professor Emeritus, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL 33612, USA. Disability and Health Journal, April 2008 Volume 1, Issue 2, Pages 108–115 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2008.01.004   Abstract Background The recent literature contains numerous reports of disparities in the […]

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Dually-eligible working-age adults with disabilities: issues and challenges as health reform is implemented

Hall JP.  Institute for Health and Disability Policy Studies, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS 66045-3101, USA. jhall@ku.edu.  Disabil Health J. 2013 Apr;6(2):72-4. doi: 10.1016/j.dhjo.2013.01.004. Epub 2013 Feb 4. This special section on working-age adults with disabilities dually eligible for Medicare and Medicaid is based on two panel presentations at the June 2012 meeting of the […]

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Use of outpatient care in VA and Medicare among disability-eligible and age-eligible veteran patients

Liu CF, Bryson CL, Burgess JF Jr, Sharp N, Perkins M, Maciejewski ML. BMC Health Serv Res. 2012 Mar 5;12:51. doi: 10.1186/1472-6963-12-51. Northwest Center for Outcomes Research in Older Adults, VA Puget Sound Health Care System, 1100 Olive Way, Suite 1400, Seattle, WA 98101, USA. Chuan-Fen.Liu@va.gov BACKGROUND:  More than half of veterans who use Veterans […]

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Caregiver assistance among Medicare beneficiaries with atrial fibrillation and factors associated with anticoagulant treatment

Chen SY, Vanderpoel J, Mody S, Nelson WW, Schein J, Rao P, Boulanger L. Am J Geriatr Pharmacother. 2012 Oct;10(5):273-83. doi: 10.1016/j.amjopharm.2012.08.003. Epub 2012 Sep 12. SOURCE:  United BioSource Corporation, Lexington, MA, USA. BACKGROUND:  Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common sustained cardiac arrhythmia and disproportionately affects the elderly. OBJECTIVE:  This study describes patient characteristics […]

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