February 23, 2012 | Journal Article
July 1, 2001 | Program Results Report
The United Hospital Fund of New York worked to develop, validate and implement a research technique called small-area analysis, used to identify communities with high rates of unnecessary hospitalization and limited access to primary care.
October 1, 2013 | Report
In many regions across the country, robust “super-utilizer” programs providing intensive outpatient care management to high-need, high-cost patients are beginning to emerge.
August 22, 2008 | Program Results Report
The number of Medicare beneficiaries enrolling in managed care has increased since the passage of the Medicare Modernization Act (MMA) and the establishment of Medicare Advantage Plans in 2003.
October 1, 2011 | Journal Article
Closures of hospital trauma centers have accelerated since 2001 and may disproportionately affect disadvantaged communities.
August 8, 2011 | Video, Story
Aligning Forces for Quality takes root in Humboldt County, Calif.
Association Between Ambulance Diversion and Survival Among Patients with Acute Myocardial Infarction
June 15, 2011 | Journal Article
Patients with time-sensitive conditions are adversely affected when the nearest emergency department is temporarily not available.
May 18, 2011 | Journal Article
This nationwide study analyzed market and hospital characteristics associated with the closure of emergency departments from 1990 to 2009. Emergency departments in safety-net and for-profit hospitals were less likely to remain open.
Changes in Emergency Department Access Between 2001 and 2005 Among General and Vulnerable Populations
August 1, 2010 | Journal Article
Although geographic access to emergency departments has deteriorated in only a small number of communities, these communities tended to be poor, unemployed or Hispanic, suggesting an increasing disparity in access to emergency care.
November 1, 2006 | Program Results Report
Researchers at the University of Maryland studied the impact of nursing staff levels on patient outcomes in California hospitals for the period 1996 and 2000.