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    Sheryl M. Davies, Olga Saynina, Kathryn M. McDonald, Ellen Schultz, Laurence C. Baker
    Health Services Research, 2013
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    Sheryl M. Davies, Olga Saynina, Kathryn M. McDonald, Ellen Schultz, Laurence C. Baker
    Health Services Research, 2013

    Objective. To quantify the differential impact on hospital performance of three readmission metrics: all-cause readmission (ACR), 3M Potential Preventable Readmission (PPR), and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid 30-day readmission (CMS).

    Data Sources. 2000–2009 California Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development Patient Discharge Data Nonpublic file.

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    Marcella Alsan
    Journal of Health Economics, 2013

    Uganda is widely viewed as a public health success for curtailing its HIV/AIDS epidemic in the early 1990s. The period of rapid HIV decline coincided with a dramatic rise in girls’ secondary school enrollment. We instrument for this enrollment with distance to school, conditional on a rich set of demographic and locational controls, including distance to market center. We find that girls’ enrollment in secondary education significantly increased the likelihood of abstaining from sex.

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    Maya Rossin-Slater
    Journal of Public Economics, 2013

    A large body of evidence indicates that conditions in-utero and health at birth matter for individuals’ long-run outcomes, suggesting potential value in programs aimed at pregnant women and young children. This paper uses a novel identification strategy and data from birth and administrative records over 2005-2009 to provide causal estimates of the effects of geographic access to the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC).

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    Maya Rossin-Slater, Christopher Ruhm, Jane Waldfogel
    Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, 2013

    This analysis uses March Current Population Survey data from 1999-2010 and a differences-in-differences approach to examine how California’s first in the nation paid family leave (PFL) program affected leave-taking by mothers following childbirth, as well as subsequent labor market outcomes. We obtain robust evidence that the California program doubled the overall use of maternity leave, increasing it from an average of three to six weeks for new mothers – with some evidence of particularly large growth for less advantaged groups.

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    Audrie Lin, Benjamin F. Arnold, Sadia Afreen, Rie Goto, Tarique Mohammad Nurul Huda, Rashidul Haque, Rubhana Raqib, Leanne Unicomb, Tahmeed Ahmed, John M. Colford Jr., Stephen P. Luby
    The American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 2013
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    Hua Li, Wei Yu
    Social Science in China, 2013

    Based on a nationwide field survey of “a thousand villages” in 30 Chinese provinces, this study employs the SF-8 global health status measure and the extended model of Grossman and its sequential probability regression to analyze the effects of public health, the access of basic medical services and the new rural cooperative medical system on the health of residents.

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    Samanez-Larkin, GR, Levens, SM, Perry, LM, Dougherty, RF, Knutson, B
    Journal of Neuroscience, 2012
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    Quanbao Jiang, Shuzhuo Li, Marcus W. Feldman, Jesus Javier Sanchez Barricarte
    Continuity and Change, 2012
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    Burger, O, Baudisch, A, Vaupel, J
    Proceedings from the National Academy of Sciences USA, 2012
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    DE Winetsky, DM Negoescu, EH DeMarchis, O Almukhamedova, A Dooronbekova, D Pulatov, N Vezhnina, Douglas Owens, Jeremy Goldhaber-Fiebert
    PLoS Medicine, 2012

    Prisons of the former Soviet Union (FSU) have high rates of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) and are thought to drive general population tuberculosis (TB) epidemics. Effective prison case detection, though employing more expensive technologies, may reduce long-term treatment costs and slow MDR-TB transmission.

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    Elizabeth Mokyr Horner
    Journal of Happiness Studies, 2012
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    Eran Bendavid, CB Holmes, Jay Bhattacharya, Grant Miller
    Journal of the American Medical Association, 2012

    Context  The effect of global health initiatives on population health is uncertain. Between 2003 and 2008, the US President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), the largest initiative ever devoted to a single disease, operated intensively in 12 African focus countries. The initiative's effect on all-cause adult mortality is unknown.

    Objective  To determine whether PEPFAR was associated with relative changes in adult mortality in the countries and districts where it operated most intensively.

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    Schindler, S, Tuljapurkar, S, Gaillard, JM, Coulson, T
    Theoretical Population Biology, 2012
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    Cong Li, Shuzhuo Li, Marcus W. Feldman, Gretchen C. Daily, Jie Li
    Asian and Pacific Migration Journal, 2012
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    Kathryn M. McDonald, Ellen Schultz, Noelle Pineda, Julia Lonhart, Tamara Chapman, Sheryl Davies
    Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, 2012
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    Kathryn M. McDonald, Ellen Schultz, Tamara Chapman, Sheryl M. Davies, Noelle Pineda, Julia Lonhart, Eric Schmidt, Suzanne Wilson
    Agency for Heathcare Research and Quality, 2012
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    Ellen Schultz, Sheryl M. Davies, Kathryn M. McDonald
    Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, 2012
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