Principal Investigator: Alexander, Jeffrey A.
Title: Quality Improvement Structures and Practices as Determinants of Hospital Quality Indicators
Institution: The Regents of the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
Project Dates: 09/01/01-08/31/03
Project No.: R01 HS11317
Summary: The aim of this study is to assess the relationship between hospital quality improvement structures, practices and selected quality indicators in a sample of 854+ hospitals. The study will combine unique survey data on these hospital structures and practices with data derived from hospital discharge abstract data under the HCUP program at AHRQ. Children will be incorporated in these data, but researchers will not produce a specific analysis for children.
Principal Investigator: Chernew, Michael
Title: The Role of Technology in Health Care Cost Growth*
Institution: University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
Project Dates: 09/01/04-08/31/05
Project No.: R03 HS013048
Summary: This project will assess (1) which diseases have contributed most to health care cost growth at the population level, (2) the role of technology in contributing to cost growth, and (3) the types of technology that have influenced cost growth since 1996 and the types of patients to which they have been applied. Women, minorities and children will be included in this study.
Principal Investigator: Jee, Sandra
Title: Caregiver Continuity and Impact on Health Care Utilization for Children in Foster Care
Institution: University of Michigan Health System, Ann Arbor, MI
Project Dates: 04/28/03-12/31/04
Project No.: 03R000173
Summary: The National Survey of Child and Adolescent Well-Being General Use Dataset will be used to conduct a cross-sectional analysis to examine the impact of caregiver continuity associated with patterns of health care utilization for children in foster care.
Principal Investigator: Paneth, Nigel
Title: Strategies for Care of the Very Low Birthweight Infant
Institution: Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
Project Dates: 09/30/1996-09/29/00
Project No.: R01 HS08385
Summary: This study will evaluate outcomes in school-age children who were very low birth weight infants, using three population-based data sets from the Netherlands, Canada, and the United States. Recommendations will be made for the development of ethical, cost-effective, and appropriate strategies for clinical management and resource allocation.
Principal Investigator: Zimmerman, Janet
Title: Analysis of Fee-For-Service Versus Managed Care for Children With Special Health Care Needs (CSHCN)
Institution: Michigan Public Health Institute, Ann Arbor, MI
Project Dates: 09/30/99-09/29/02
Project No.: U01 HS10441
Summary: This study will (1) document baseline patterns of service utilization for 12 common chronic conditions; (2) identify diagnoses, utilization patterns and sociodemographic characteristics associated with voluntary managed care enrollment; and (3) compare the utilization and cost of services for the 12 diagnoses.
*Project includes children or children's health care issues but does not focus exclusively on children.
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