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ISBN: 0833013351, 9780833013354
Authors: David Hadorn, Emmett B. Keeler, William H. Rogers, Robert H. Brook
Source: www.rand.org
Keywords: report, hcfa, severity, project, final, models, performance, mortality, prediction, assessing
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Concerns about the cost and quality of health care have resulted in a national effort to determine the health outcomes of medical and surgical services. This report concentrates on developing criteria that risk-assessment systems should meet to permit consumers to intelligently evaluate them. It also presents a comparison of several selected mortality prediction models.......
Authors: Edward Ignall, Kenneth Lloyd Rider, Richard Urbach
Source: www.rand.org
Keywords: initial, findings, distance, response, severity, fire
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Studies the relationship between physical damage from fires and the distance traveled by the first-arriving fire company, using data from 115,000 structural fires in New York City between 1968 and 1970.It was found that the estimated fraction of fires that were serious (where more than 15 percent of building contents were destroyed) at the moment of dispatch ranged from 3-7 percent.This fraction w......
Authors: Grant N. Marshall, Terry L. Schell
Source: www.rand.org
Keywords: study, longitudinal, community, violence, survivors, evidence, severity, peritraumatic, link, dissociation, ptsd, symptom, reappraising
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Cross-lagged panel analysis of longitudinal data collected from young adult survivors of community violence was used to examine the relationship between recall of peritraumatic dissociation and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptom severity. Recollections of peritraumatic dissociation assessed within days of exposure differed from recollections measured at 3- and 12-month follow-up intervie......
Authors: Susan M. Paddock, Jose J. Escarce, Orla Hayden, Melinda Beeuwkes Buntin
Source: www.rand.org
Keywords: facility, prospective, payment, system, rehabilitation, inpatient, patient, severity, following, implementation, changes
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The Medicare program in 2002 instituted an inpatient rehabilitation facility (IRF) prospective payment system (PPS). IRFs are specialized hospitals or hospital units that provide intensive rehabilitation in an inpatient setting. Under the IRF PPS, Medicare pays facilities a predetermined rate per discharged patient, which depends on the patient’s age, impairment, functional status, and comor......
ISBN: 0833017594, 9780833017598
Authors: Rolla Edward Park, Robert H. Brook, Jacqueline Kosecoff, Joan Keesey, Lisa V. Rubenstein, Emmett B. Keeler, Katherine L. Kahn, William H. Rogers, Mark R. Chassin
Source: www.rand.org
Keywords: severity, illness, quality, care, randomness, rates, variations, hospital, death, explaining
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The authors used administrative (Part A Medicare) data to identify a representative sample of 1,126 patients with congestive heart failure and 1,150 with acute myocardial infarction in hospitals with significant unexpectedly high inpatient, age-sex-race-disease-specific death rates ("targeted") vs. all other ("untargeted") hospitals in four states. Although death rates in targeted hospitals were 5......
ISBN: 0833005979, 9780833005977
Authors: Peter W. Greenwood, Allan Abrahamse, Franklin Zimring
Source: www.rand.org
Keywords: adult, offenders, severity, sentence, affecting, factors
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This report analyzes several samples of young males arrested for either armed robbery or residential burglary in three sites: Los Angeles County, California; Clark County (Las Vegas), Nevada; and King County (Seattle), Washington. Its aim is to determine the relative severity with which young adult offenders are sentenced in criminal courts, and the degree to which their juvenile records affect th......
Authors: Michael D. Greenberg, M. Susan Ridgely
Source: www.rand.org
Keywords: frequency, severity, claims, reduce, laws, medical, liability, change
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The RAND Corporation's COMPARE initiative provides information and tools to help policymakers, the media, and others understand, design, and evaluate health care policies. The COMPARE Web site presents a range of policy options that allows the user to explore the effects of commonly proposed health care reforms.This document explores how changing medical liability laws to reduce the frequency and ......
Authors: Barbara O. Wynn, Molly M. Scott
Source: www.rand.org
Keywords: addendum, interim, report, systems, drg, severity, adjusted, evaluation
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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) asked RAND to evaluate five “off-the-shelf” severity-adjusted DRG systems that might be considered for Medicare’s inpatient prospective payment system (PPS). RAND released an interim report evaluating the five systems as a working paper in March 2007(WR-434-CMS). Shortly thereafter, CMS proposed in the Fiscal Year 2008 (FY08)......
Author: Patricia Munch Danzon
Source: www.rand.org
Keywords: claims, summary, research, results, malpractice, medical, tort, reforms, frequency, severity, effects
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This paper, originally presented as testimony before the Committee on the Judiciary of the United States Senate, reviews the results of three studies on the frequency and severity of medical malpractice claims.The findings of the three studies suggest that caps on awards and collateral source offset have significantly reduced claims severity; and collateral source offset and shorter statutes of re......
ISBN: 0833010980, 9780833010988
Authors: Rolla Edward Park, Robert H. Brook, Jacqueline Kosecoff, Joan Keesey, Lisa V. Rubenstein, Emmett B. Keeler, Katherine L. Kahn, William H. Rogers, Mark R. Chassin
Source: www.rand.org
Keywords: severity, illness, quality, care, randomness, rates, variations, hospital, death, explaining
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Hospital death rates vary markedly, even for the same disease. The authors studied a representative sample of 1,126 congestive heart failure patients and 1,150 acute myocardial infarction patients in hospitals with unexpectedly high disease-specific death rates (targeted hospitals) vs. all other (untargeted) hospitals in California, Illinois, Minnesota, and New York, using both inpatient deaths an......
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