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Patrick W Sullivan, Vahram H Ghushchyan, Gary Globe, Brandon Sucher
BACKGROUND: Systemic corticosteroids (SCS) are commonly used but are associated with adverse effects. Given their prevalent use, the potential impact of SCS use on health-related quality of life (HRQoL) is important to characterize. OBJECTIVE: To assess the HRQoL of patients taking SCS. METHODS: The 2000-2003 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey was used to examine EQ-5D and SF-6D scores associated with SCS use in adults. The study sample was restricted to those with a condition for which SCS are prescribed...
October 18, 2016: Quality of Life Research
Mukoso N Ozieh, Kinfe G Bishu, Rebekah J Walker, Jennifer A Campbell, Leonard E Egede
BACKGROUND: To understand geographic variation in access to care over time in patients with kidney disease. METHODS: We analyzed 4404 (weighted sample of 4,251,129) adults with kidney disease from the United States using the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey over 10 years. Three dependent variables were created to investigate variation in access: usual source of care, overall medical access to care, which took into account usual source of care, ability to get care, and delay in care, and prescription access, which took into account ability to get prescriptions and delay in getting prescriptions...
October 18, 2016: BMC Health Services Research
David M Levine, Jeffrey A Linder, Bruce E Landon
Importance: Widespread deficits in the quality of US health care were described over a decade ago. Since then, local, regional, and national efforts have sought to improve quality and patient experience, but there is incomplete information about whether such efforts have been successful. Objective: To measure changes in outpatient quality and patient experience in the United States from 2002 to 2013. Design, Setting, and Participants: We analyzed temporal trends from 2002 to 2013 using quality measures constructed from the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS), a nationally representative annual survey of the US population that collects data from individual respondents as well as respondents' clinicians, hospitals, pharmacies, and employers...
October 17, 2016: JAMA Internal Medicine
Drishti Shah, Vamshi Ruthwik Anupindi, Varun Vaidya
Chronic back pain is an extremely common health problem. The largest category for pain therapy costs includes nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and opioids. However, there has been limited evidence outlining their effectiveness in terms of quality of life for the treatment of chronic back pain. The authors performed a comparative pharmacoeconomic analysis of chronic back pain patients using NSAIDs versus those using opioids alone or combination opioid analgesics. This pharmacoeconomic evaluation was conducted using the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS)...
October 17, 2016: Journal of Pain & Palliative Care Pharmacotherapy
Suliman Alghnam, Glen H Tinkoff, Renan Castillo
BACKGROUND: Repeated injuries, as known as injury recidivism, pose a significant burden on population health and healthcare settings. Therefore, identifying those at risk of recidivism can highlight targeted populations for primary prevention in order to improve health and reduce healthcare expenditures. There has been limited research on factors associated with recidivism in the U.S. Using a population-based sample, we aim to: 1) identify the prevalence and risk factors for injury recidivism among non-institutionalized adults; 2) investigate the trend in nationwide recidivism rates over time...
December 2016: Injury Epidemiology
Kevin J Bennett, Suzanne McDermott, Joshua R Mann, James Hardin
BACKGROUND: Receiving recommended services for patients with diabetes is associated with improved outcomes and reduced morbidity. People with diabetes who also have a condition associated with disability represent one group that is at risk for health disparities. OBJECTIVE: To examine service utilization among persons with selected disabling conditions and diabetes, compared to those without. METHODS: 2007-2012 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey Full-Year Consolidated files, medical conditions files, and the 1996-2012 pooled linkage files were merged for this analysis...
September 13, 2016: Disability and Health Journal
Arijita Deb, Usha Sambamoorthi
OBJECTIVE: To estimate rates and the patterns of depression treatment among adults with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and depression. METHODS: We used a retrospective, cross-sectional study design, pooling data from 2010 and 2012 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS). The study sample consisted of 527 individuals aged 21 years or older, diagnosed with COPD and depression. Depression treatment was grouped into 3 categories based on those who received: 1) neither antidepressant nor psychotherapy; 2) antidepressants only; and 3) psychotherapy combined with antidepressants (combination therapy)...
October 13, 2016: Current Medical Research and Opinion
John Cawley, Chad Meyerhoefer, Leah G Gillingham, Penny Kris-Etherton, Peter J H Jones
AIMS: Diets high in saturated fat are associated with elevated risk of heart disease. This study estimates the savings in direct (medical care) costs and indirect (job absenteeism) costs in the US from reductions in heart disease associated with substituting monounsaturated fats (MUFA) for saturated fats. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A four-part model of the medical care cost savings from avoided heart disease was estimated using data on 247,700 adults from the 2000-2010 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS)...
October 11, 2016: Journal of Medical Economics
Michael Levine, John Flores, Seth A Seabury, Stephen Sanko, Marc Eckstein
BACKGROUND: The public commonly calls 911 for unintentional ingestions, rather than calling the local poison center. By utilizing a series of scripted questions, 911 dispatchers in Los Angeles determine if an ingestion meets "omega-1" classification. Under such circumstances, the regional poison center is contacted prior to dispatch of paramedics. If the poison center advises that the patient can remain at home, EMS is not dispatched and the patient is followed at home by the poison center...
October 7, 2016: Journal of Medical Toxicology: Official Journal of the American College of Medical Toxicology
Tursynbek Nurmagambetov, Olga Khavjou, Louise Murphy, Diane Orenstein
OBJECTIVE: For medically treated asthma, we estimated prevalence, medical and absenteeism costs, and projected medical costs from 2015 to 2020 for the entire population and separately for children in the 50 US states and District of Columbia (DC) using the most recently available data. METHODS: We used multiple data sources, including the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, Kaiser Family Foundation, Medical Statistical Information System, and Current Population Survey...
August 10, 2016: Journal of Asthma: Official Journal of the Association for the Care of Asthma
Garrett R Beeler Asay, Kakoli Roy, Jason E Lang, Rebecca L Payne, David H Howard
INTRODUCTION: Employers may incur costs related to absenteeism among employees who have chronic diseases or unhealthy behaviors. We examined the association between employee absenteeism and 5 conditions: 3 risk factors (smoking, physical inactivity, and obesity) and 2 chronic diseases (hypertension and diabetes). METHODS: We identified 5 chronic diseases or risk factors from 2 data sources: MarketScan Health Risk Assessment and the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS)...
October 6, 2016: Preventing Chronic Disease
Jessica P Vistnes, Joel W Cohen
We used data from the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey-Household Component to examine coverage transitions for nonelderly US adults. We found that 71.5 percent of Marketplace enrollees in 2014 had some period of uninsurance before enrollment. In Medicaid expansion states, 17.4 percent of adults who were uninsured throughout 2013 gained Medicaid coverage in 2014, compared with only 5.6 percent in those states between 2012 and 2013.
October 1, 2016: Health Affairs
Mei Lin, Chien-Hsun Li, Liang Wei, Shillpa Naavaal, Shellie Kolavic Gray, Michael C Manz, Laurie Barker
OBJECTIVES: To compare estimated prevalence of past-year dental visit (PPYDV) among US adults aged ≥18 years from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) to estimates from the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS), National Health Interview Survey (NHIS), and National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES). METHODS: We estimated PPYDV adjusted for covariates (age, race/ethnicity, education level, poverty status, edentulism) using BRFSS, MEPS, and NHIS 1999-2010, and NHANES 1999-2004...
October 4, 2016: Journal of Public Health Dentistry
G Edward Miller, Eric M Sarpong, Amy J Davidoff, Eunice Y Yang, Nicole J Brandt, Donna M Fick
OBJECTIVE: To examine the determinants of potentially inappropriate medication (PIM) use. DATA SOURCES/STUDY SETTING: U.S. nationally representative data on (n = 16,588) noninstitutionalized older adults (age ≥65) with drug use from the 2006-2010 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey. STUDY DESIGN: We operationalized the 2012 Beers Criteria to identify PIM use during the year, and we examined associations with individual-level characteristics hypothesized to be quality enabling or related to need complexity...
September 29, 2016: Health Services Research
Degan Lu, Yanru Qiao, Karen C Johnson, Junling Wang
BACKGROUND: Asthma is one of the most frequently targeted chronic diseases in the medication therapy management (MTM) programs of the Medicare prescription drug (Part D) benefits. While racial and ethnic disparities in meeting eligibility criteria for MTM services have been reported, little is known about whether there would be similar disparities among adults with asthma in the United States. METHODS: Adult patients with asthma (age ≥18) from Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (2011-2012) were analyzed...
September 27, 2016: Journal of Asthma: Official Journal of the Association for the Care of Asthma
Drishti Shah, Varun Vaidya, Amit Patel, Mary Borovicka, Monica-Holiday Goodman
PURPOSE: Effectiveness of antidepressants is generally comparable between and within classes. However, real-world studies on antidepressant treatment and its consequences on the overall quality of life and mental health of individuals are limited. The purpose of this study was to examine the association of specific class of antidepressants with the health-related quality of life, psychological distress and self-reported mental health of individuals suffering from depression who are on monotherapy...
September 26, 2016: Quality of Life Research
Monira Alwhaibi, Arijita Deb, Usha Sambamoorthi
Objective. To examine the association between the cardiovascular (CV) risk factors and triptans use among adults with migraine. Methods. A retrospective cross-sectional study design was used. Data were derived from 2009-2013 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS). The study sample consisted of adults (age > 21 years) with migraine headache (N = 1,652). Multivariable logistic regression was used to examine the relationship between CV risk factors and triptans use. Results. Overall, 21% adults with migraine headache used triptans...
2016: Pain Research and Treatment
Gilbert Gonzales, Ezra Golberstein, Steven C Hill, Samuel H Zuvekas
Adults with poor mental health may want and need insurance to obtain care, but symptoms may impede enrollment into public health insurance. This study compares Medicaid enrollment responses to eligibility expansions by mental health status using a sample of non-elderly adults in both the 2000-2011 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey and the National Health Interview Survey (N = 27,494). The impact of Medicaid income eligibility thresholds (defined as the maximum family income level allowed in each state to be considered eligible for Medicaid) on Medicaid enrollment was estimated from linear regression models allowing for differential enrollment responses by mental and physical health status...
September 13, 2016: Journal of Behavioral Health Services & Research
Elizabeth R Burns, Judy A Stevens, Robin Lee
INTRODUCTION: This study sought to estimate the incidence, average cost, and total direct medical costs for fatal and non-fatal fall injuries in hospital, ED, and out-patient settings among U.S. adults aged 65 or older in 2012, by sex and age group and to report total direct medical costs for falls inflated to 2015 dollars. METHOD: Incidence data came from the 2012 National Vital Statistics System, 2012 Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project-Nationwide Inpatient Sample, 2012 Health Care Utilization Program National Emergency Department Sample, and 2007 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey...
September 2016: Journal of Safety Research
Jie Chen, Arturo Vargas-Bustamante, Priscilla Novak
OBJECTIVE: To estimate health care expenditure trends among young adults ages 19-25 before and after the 2010 implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) provision that extended eligibility for dependent private health insurance coverage. DATA SOURCES: Nationally representative Medical Expenditure Panel Survey data from 2008 to 2012. STUDY DESIGN: We conducted repeated cross-sectional analyses and employed a difference-in-differences quantile regression model to estimate health care expenditure trends among young adults ages 19-25 (the treatment group) and ages 27-29 (the control group)...
September 8, 2016: Health Services Research
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