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Author: Emmett B. Keeler
Source: www.rand.org
Keywords: services, health, medical, sharing, cost, effects
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Summarizes the major findings of the RAND Health Insurance Experiment.It concludes that cost sharing reduced carebut had little effect on health.In the years following the release of those data, conventional health insurance plans haveincreased front-end cost sharing to restrain spending on health care.......
ISBN: 0833018477, 9780833018472
Author: Emmett B. Keeler
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Keywords: hospitalizations, expensive, effects, causes
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Medicare's prospective payment system (PPS) pays hospitals a fixed amount per case to give them incentives to economize.Differences between average hospital payments and costs remain, however, and the distribution and causes of these differences (inefficiency, higher quality and intensity of services, or sicker patients) are of great interest. This Note analyzes previously collected data on costs,......
Author: Emmett B. Keeler
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Keywords: teacher, turnover, system, personnel, educational, analysis
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This report attempts to predict the rates of teacher turnover in the 1970s.It uses an analysis of recent changes in the teaching profession to modify collected results on past rates of turnover.It recommends that administrators not try to prevent the coming surplus of teachers, but to be aware of it and exploit it.......
Authors: D. E. Drew, Emmett B. Keeler
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Keywords: hypertension, vol, planners, health, algorithms
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Assists health planners, especially those in Health Systems Agencies (HSAs), in developing objectives and taking action toward ameliorating the problem of hypertension, or high blood pressure (HBP).The algorithm, or methodology, helps HSAs assess the prevalence of hypertension in their areas, identify breakdowns in the health care system, and specify needed improvements in the system.Known facts a......
Authors: Emmett B. Keeler, J. H. Spencer
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Keywords: backgammon, generalization, points, raising, proper
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Optimal game-theoretic strategies for betting in a two-person perfect information game with chance in which the players know their probability of winning at any given time.As the game progresses, players can bet, following the fixed rules for betting, that they will win.Optimal strategies are derived for the original backgammon betting rules and for a variety of other betting rules.......
Authors: Emmett B. Keeler, Shan Cretin
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Keywords: effects, nonmonetary, discounting
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Cost-effectiveness analysts generally assume that preferences over time are such that streams of monetary and nonmonetary program effects can be reduced to one discounted sum of monetary costs and another of effects.It is known that if the nonmonetary effects can be cashed out in a way that does not vary with time, then the rates of discount for monetary and nonmonetary effects have to be equal.Th......
Authors: Emmett B. Keeler, Geoffrey F. Joyce
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Keywords: illness, care, technical, appendix, chronic, improve, effects, participation, collaboratives, costs
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This working paper contains technical material supporting a forthcoming Health Affairs article, “Costs and Effects of Participation in Collaboratives to Improve Chronic Illness Care” by Emmett Keeler and Geoffrey Joyce. It includes material that underlies the results in the article and was part of the journal submission. The technical material here was reviewed by the journal, but not ......
Authors: Emmett B. Keeler, Maria E. Rafael
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Keywords: contribution, improved, diagnostics, tuberculosis, burden, supplement, reducing, global, technical
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This working paper provides technical material to support Keeler E, Mark D Perkins, Peter Small et al. Reducing the Global Burden of Tuberculosis.Nature.S1 49-57 (2006).......
Authors: Emmett B. Keeler, John Mccall
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Keywords: reading, scores, mobility, teacher, estimation, simultaneous
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Analyzes teacher mobility in San Diego schools, using a two-stage least squares approach.Argues that the average reading ability of students at a specific school depends on the degree of teacher movement from the school. More experienced teachers are able to move to the more attractive schools (where the high achievers go).Two consequences of this phenomenon are that reading ability is strongly an......
Authors: Emmett B. Keeler, D. T. Morrow, Joseph P. Newhouse
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Keywords: deductibles, matter, insurance, health, supplementary, demand
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Will consumers purchase private insurance policies to supplement a deductible that might be part of a national health insurance plan?"If such supplementation does occur," say the authors, "demand for ambulatory health services may stress existing supply, leading to extensive nonprice rationing of services."Based on an economic model of the decision to purchase supplementary insurance, study result......
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