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Sources of variation in under-5 mortality across sub-Saharan Africa: a spatial analysis

October 2016

The ongoing decline in under-5 mortality ranks among the most significant public and population health successes of the past 30 years.

Predictors of placement for children who initially remained in their homes after an investigation for abuse or neglect

December 2011

Abstract OBJECTIVE: To examine the frequency and predictors of out-of-home placement in a 30-month follow-up for a nationally representative sample of children investigated for a report of...

A Public Health Approach to Children's Mental Health Services: Possible Solutions to Current Service Inadequacies

December 2009

The Child-Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) system confronts clinically complex youth with high rates of behavior problems, diverse mental health disorders, substance abuse, criminal...

Task Analysis of Writing Hospital Admission Orders: Evidence of a Problem-Based Approach

December 2006

As part of a broader project to improve the usability of computerized physician order entry (CPOE) systems, we set out to study the cognitive tasks physicians undertake to write "admission orders"...

How Liability Law Affects Medical Productivity

February 2000

Previous research suggests that "direct" reforms to the liability system - reforms designed to reduce the level of compensation to potential claimants - reduce medical expenditures without...

Decreasing Variation in Medical Necessity Decision Making

August 1999

Medical Necessity was not a problematic issue when remote third party payers rarely challenged physicians' decisions and reimbursed physicians for whatever procedures they chose to order and...

Organizational Performance: Managing for Efficiency and Effectiveness

December 1997

This book presents cutting edge thinking on the management of health care organizations.

Effects of HMOs on Conventional Insurance Premiums: Theory and Evidence, The

November 1995

We develop a model of imperfectly competitive insurers that compete with HMOs for consumers who have private information about their health status.