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Measuring managed care and its environment using national surveys: a review and assessment.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17099128     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Measuring the characteristics of managed care plans and of the health care markets in which the plans operate is a complex undertaking. Based on a previously developed framework of health plan factors, we review measures of managed care plans and the characteristics of the area in which an individual resides using two national surveys, the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) and the National Health Interview Survey (NHIS), and other data sources such as the Area Resources File and the United States census. We provide empirical applications of these measures and also discuss common analytical issues that should be considered. Despite the many analytical challenges presented by these complex surveys, the MEPS and NHIS are rich sources of data for examining the impact of health plans and the characteristics of markets or areas on health care expenditures and outcomes.
Su-Ying Liang; Kathryn A Phillips; Jennifer S Haas
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Medical care research and review : MCRR     Volume:  63     ISSN:  1077-5587     ISO Abbreviation:  Med Care Res Rev     Publication Date:  2006 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-11-13     Completed Date:  2007-04-16     Revised Date:  2007-12-03    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9506850     Medline TA:  Med Care Res Rev     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  9S-36S     Citation Subset:  IM    
University of California, San Francisco, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Health Care Sector
Health Care Surveys*
Managed Care Programs*
United States
Grant Support
P01 HS 10856/HS/AHRQ HHS; P01 HS10771/HS/AHRQ HHS; R01 CA81130/CA/NCI NIH HHS

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