Susan Wells Bennett Free eBooks (1)

Author: Susan Wells Bennett
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Keywords: independence
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Rating:(5.00based on2reviews)Published: Sep. 20, 2010Category: Non-Fiction»Biography»Autobiographies & MemoirsWords: 859 (approximate)Language: EnglishEbookDescriptionOriginally published as part of a regional magazine in 2007, this short prize-winning essay is a true account of an event that has shaped my life.Tagsalcoholism, death, family, illness......
ISBN: 0833016377, 9780833016379
Authors: Susan D. Hosek, Bruce W. Bennett, Joan L. Buchanan, M. Susan Marquis, Kimberly A. Mcguigan, Janet M. Hanley, Rodger Madison, Afshin Rastegar, Jennifer Hawes Dawson
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Keywords: care, health, military, study, system, comprehensive, supporting, demand, research
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For a number of reasons, military beneficiaries — active-duty service members, military retirees, and their dependents — are heavier users of medical care than are comparable civilian populations. These services are currently provided by military treatment facilities (MTFs) or the civilian medical facilities, the latter through the Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Uniformed S......
ISBN: 0833010662, 9780833010667
Authors: Susan D. Hosek, M. Susan Marquis, Kenneth B. Wells, Deborah W. Garnick, Harold S. Luft
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Keywords: executive, summary, organizations, provider, preferred, study
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This report summarizes the results of a study of five employers who included a preferred provider organization (PPO) in their employee health-benefit plans. The study analyzed employee participation in and satisfaction with the PPOs, differences between PPO and non-PPO participants in their use of health-care services and the costs of those services, and provider experiences with PPO membership. A......
ISBN: 0833011731, 9780833011732
Authors: Kenneth B. Wells, M. Susan Marquis, Susan D. Hosek
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Keywords: services, three, employee, groups, health, mental, preferred, provider, options, outpatient, effects
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Preferred provider organizations (PPOs), which offer some of the advantages of both fee-for-service and managed care, are becoming an important market force. This report provides empirical estimates of the effects of offering a PPO option within indemnity plans on use of outpatient mental health services.The data are from a study that examined a sample of employees who had enrolled in indemnity pl......
ISBN: 0833009974, 9780833009975
Authors: Susan D. Hosek, M. Susan Marquis, Kenneth B. Wells
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Keywords: provider, organization, options, preferred, plans, care, utilization, employer, health
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Using data from five employers who were among the first to offer their employees preferred provider organization (PPO) options, this study estimates the PPOs' effects on participants' use of health care services in general and mental health care services in particular. The employers offered different incentives to use PPO providers: two waived all cost-sharing, one waived the deductible, one waive......
Authors: Katherine E. Watkins, Susan M. Paddock, Lily Zhang, Kenneth B. Wells
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Keywords: substance, misuse, comorbid, patients, care, depression, improving
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OBJECTIVE: The authors investigated whether quality improvement programs for depression would be effective among substance misusers and whether there would be a differential program-by-comorbidity effect.METHOD: A group-level randomized controlled trial (Partners in Care) compared two quality improvement programs for depression with usual care. Consecutive patients (N=27,332) from six managed care......
Authors: M. Susan Ridgely, John Engberg, Michael D. Greenberg, Susan Turner, Christine Demartini, Jacob W. Dembosky
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Keywords: county, mental, health, court, allegheny, impact, treatment, cost, evaluation, fiscal, justice
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This report presents findings from a fiscal impact study of the Allegheny County Mental Health Court (MHC) Program. We acquired and linked individual-level data on 365 MHC participants from six state and local public agencies to generate a combined data set that included all relevant criminal justice, mental health, and welfare (cash assistance) utilization. Comparison conditions were constructed ......
Authors: Paul B. Ginsburg, Susan D. Hosek, Naihua Duan, Harold S. Luft, M. Susan Marquis, Joan B. Trauner
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Keywords: organization, study, provider, preferred, plan, research
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This Note outlines the research plan for RAND's Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) Study, which will analyze the experience of six large employers that have contracted with one or more PPOs to provide additional options for employees participating in the employers' health benefits plans. The research plan is designed to answer three broad questions: (1) What are the characteristics of employees......
ISBN: 083305046X, 9780833050465
Authors: John Birkler, Mark V. Arena, Irv Blickstein, Jeffrey A. Drezner, Susan M. Gates, Meilinda Huang, Robert Murphy, Charles Nemfakos, Susan K. Woodward
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Keywords: weapon, system, acquisition, rethinking, change, adjustments, meaningful, marginal
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Defense acquisition is one of the most urgent issues that the Department of Defense faces today. In an effort to provide the department and the nation with guidance on defense acquisition challenges in several areas likely to be of critical importance to defense acquisition leadership, the authors have compiled in this monograph six previously published RAND papers that offer thought-provoking sug......
Authors: Tora K. Bikson, Susan Adler, Sandra H. Berry, Rebecca L. Collins, Christopher R. Corey, Michael D. Greenberg, Patrick P. Gunn, Brian A. Jackson, Scott Joiner, Susan G. Straus
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Keywords: research, participants, rand, responses, human, protecting, directions, change, common, rule, proposed
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In July 2011, an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM) was published in the Federal Register titled "Human Subjects Research Protections: Enhancing Protections for Research Subjects and Reducing Burden, Delay, and Ambiguity for Investigators." The notice proposes several directions of change in the Common Rule that regulates Institutional Review Board (IRB) protection of human research par......
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