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Journal Articles: Meeting the Need for State Level Estimates of Health Insurance Coverage: What Has Been Done and How it Can Be Improved

Oct. 17, 2008: Blewett, L. A. and M. Davern. 2006. “Meeting the Need for State Level Estimates of Health Insurance Coverage: What Has Been Done and How it Can Be Improved” Health Services Research 41(3): 946-75. OBJECTIVE: Critically review estimates of health insurance coverage available from different sources...Read More

Journal Articles: Inpatient Hospital Utilization among the Uninsured Near Elderly: Data and Policy Implications for West Virginia

Oct. 17, 2008: Spencer, D. L., S. Richardson, and M. McCormick. 2007. "Inpatient Hospital Utilization among the Uninsured Near Elderly: Data and Policy Implications for West Virginia." Health Services Research 42(6, part II): 2442-2457. OBJECTIVE: To inform state policy discussions about the insurance coverage...Read More

Journal Articles: Agreement between Self-Reported and Administrative Race and Ethnicity Data among Medicaid Enrollees in Minnesota

Oct. 17, 2008: McAlpine, D., Beebe, T. J., Davern, M. E., & Call, K. T. 2007. “Agreement between Self-Reported and Administrative Race and Ethnicity Data among Medicaid Enrollees in Minnesota.” Health Services Research 42(6, part II): 2373-2388. OBJECTIVE: This paper measures agreement between survey and...Read More

Journal Articles: Are the CPS Uninsurance Estimates Too High? An Examination of Imputation

Oct. 17, 2008: Davern, M., H. Rodin, K. T. Call, and L. A. Blewett. 2007. “Are the CPS Uninsurance Estimates Too High? An Examination of Imputation.” Health Services Research 42(5): 2038-2055. RESEARCH OBJECTIVE: To determine whether the imputation procedure used to replace missing data by the U.S. Census...Read More

Journal Articles: Are Surname Telephone Oversamples an Efficient Way to Better Understand the Health and Healthcare of Minority Group Members?

Oct. 17, 2008: Davern, M., D. McAlpine, J. Ziegenfuss, and T. J. Beebe. 2007. “Are Surname Telephone Oversamples an Efficient Way to Better Understand the Health and Healthcare of Minority Group Members?” Medical Care 45(11): 1098-1104. OBJECTIVES: Surname oversamples are commonly used in health research to...Read More

Journal Articles: Estimating Regression Standard Errors Using the Current Population Survey’s Public Use File

Oct. 17, 2008: Davern, M., A. Jones, J. Lepkowski, G. Davidson, and L. A. Blewett. 2007. “Estimating Regression Standard Errors Using the Current Population Survey’s Public Use File.” Inquiry 44(2): 211-224. This study examines whether reasonable standard errors for multivariate models can be calculated using...Read More

Journal Articles: Estimates of Health Insurance Coverage: Comparing State Surveys to the Current Population Survey

Oct. 17, 2008: Call, K. T., M. Davern, and L. A. Blewett. 2007. "Estimates of Health Insurance Coverage: Comparing State Surveys to the Current Population Survey." Health Affairs 26(1):269-78. The Census Bureau produces annual state-level estimates of health insurance coverage using the Current Population...Read More

Journal Articles: Health Insurance Coverage and Access to Care Among Rural and Urban Minnesotans

Oct. 17, 2008: Call, K. T., and J. Ziegenfuss. 2007. “Health Insurance Coverage and Access to Care Among Rural and Urban Minnesotans.” Rural Minnesota Journal 2(1):11-36.Read More

Journal Articles: Distributing State Children’s Health Insurance Funds: A Critical Review of the Design and Implementation of the Funding Formula

Oct. 17, 2008: Blewett, L. A. and M. Davern. 2007. “Distributing State Children’s Health Insurance Funds: A Critical Review of the Design and Implementation of the Funding Formula. Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law 32(3):415-55. The development of formulas to distribute federal funds to states based on...Read More

Journal Articles: Comparison of Two Within-Household Selection Methods in a Telephone Survey of Substance Abuse and Dependence

Oct. 17, 2008: Beebe, T. J., M. E. Davern, D. McAlpine, and J. Ziegenfuss. 2007. “Comparison of Two Within-Household Selection Methods in a Telephone Survey of Substance Abuse and Dependence.” Annals of Epidemiology 17(6):458-63. PURPOSE: Random-digit dial telephone surveys often rely on the random selection...Read More

Journal Articles: Mixing Web and Mail Methods in a Survey of Physicians

Oct. 17, 2008: Beebe, T. J., G. R. Locke, S. A. Barnes, M. Davern, and K.J. Anderson. 2007. “Mixing Web and Mail Methods in a Survey of Physicians.” Health Services Research 42(3 pt1):1219-34. OBJECTIVE: To assess the effects of two different mixed-mode (mail and web survey) combinations on response rates,...Read More

Journal Articles: Response Bias and Non-Response Adjustments: Evidence from a Smoking Cessation Survey Regarding the Utility of Resp Disp

Oct. 17, 2008: Baines, A., M. Partin, M. Davern and T. Rockwood. 2007. “Response Bias and Non-Response Adjustments: Evidence from a Smoking Cessation Survey Regarding the Utility of Respondent Disposition Information for Post-Stratification Adjustments.” Journal of Clinical Epidemiology 60(12):1246-55....Read More

Journal Articles: Access to Health Care and Voting Behavior in the United States

Oct. 17, 2008: Ziegenfuss, J., M. Davern, and L. A. Blewett. 2008. “Access to Health Care and Voting Behavior in the United States,” Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved 19 (3): 731-742. This study examines the relationship between difficulties accessing health care and voting behavior, in order...Read More

Journal Articles: Addressing Confounding Errors When Using Non-Experimental, Observational Data to Make Causal Claims

Oct. 17, 2008: Ward, A. C. & P. J. Johnson. 2008. “Addressing Confounding Errors When Using Non-Experimental, Observational Data to Make Causal Claims.” Synthese 163(3): 419-432. In their recent book, Is Inequality Bad for Our Health?, Daniels, Kennedy, and Kawachi claim that to “act justly in health...Read More

Journal Articles: Neighborhood Poverty and American Indian Infant Death: Are the Effects Identifiable?

Oct. 17, 2008: Johnson, P. J., J. M. Oakes, and D. L. Anderton. 2008. “Neighborhood Poverty and American Indian Infant Death: Are the Effects Identifiable?” Annals of Epidemiology 18(7): 552-559. PURPOSE: Poor living conditions are posited as an underlying cause of American Indian (AI) infant mortality, which is...Read More

Journal Articles: Validating Health Insurance Coverage Survey Estimates: A Comparison between Self-Reported Coverage and Admin Data Records

Oct. 17, 2008: Davern, M., K. T. Call, J. Ziegenfuss, G. Davidson, T. Beebe, and L. A. Blewett. 2008. "Validating Health Insurance Coverage Survey Estimates: A Comparison between Self-Reported Coverage and Administrative Data Records." Public Opinion Quarterly 72(2): 241-259. We administered a health insurance...Read More

Journal Articles: Health Disparities among America's Health Care Providers: Evidence from the Integrated Health Interview Series, 1982-2004

Oct. 17, 2008: Chou, C. and P. J. Johnson. 2008. “Health Disparities among America's Health Care Providers: Evidence from the Integrated Health Interview Series, 1982-2004.” Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 50(6): 696-704. Objective: To examine whether health status and obesity prevalence...Read More

Journal Articles: The Medicaid Undercount and Bias to Estimates of Uninsurance: New Estimates and Existing Evidence

Oct. 17, 2008: Call, K. T., G. Davidson, M. Davern, L. A. Blewett, and R. Nyman. 2008. “The Medicaid Undercount and Bias to Estimates of Uninsurance: New Estimates and Existing Evidence.” Health Services Research 43(3): 901-14. OBJECTIVE: To examine whether known Medicaid enrollees misreport their health...Read More

Journal Articles: When a Usual Source of Care and Usual Provider Matter: Adult Prevention and Screening Services

Oct. 17, 2008: Blewett, L. A., P. J. Johnson, B. Lee, and P. Scal. 2008. “When a Usual Source of Care and Usual Provider Matter: Adult Prevention and Screening Services.” Journal of General Internal Medicine. 23(9):1354-1360. OBJECTIVE: To examine whether the usual source of preventive care, (having a usual...Read More

Journal Articles: Local Access to Care Programs: New Developments in the Access to Care for the Uninsured

Oct. 17, 2008: Blewett, L. A., J. Ziegenfuss and M. Davern. 2008. “Access to ‘Local Access to Care Programs’: New Developments in the Access to Care for the Uninsured.” Milbank Quarterly 86(3): 459-479. CONTEXT: New, locally based health care access programs are emerging in response to the growing number of...Read More

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