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"Medical Expenditure Panel Survey"

Katherine L Nelson, Jonathan Purtle
OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to: (1) determine if and how perceptions towards healthcare providers differ between older adults with and without clinically signifcant depressive symptoms (CSDS), and (2) assess whether perceptions towards providers are associated with receipt of mental health treatment among older adults with CSDS. METHODS: Data from the 2013 and 2014 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey were used to examine CSDS prevalence, receipt of mental health treatment, and perceptions of provider communication among community-dwelling adults ≥ age 65 (N = 6,936) using four of the 'How Well Doctors Communicate' composite items from the Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems(CAHPS)...
January 17, 2018: Aging & Mental Health
Amit Raval, Ami Vyas
OBJECTIVE: With the expected rise in the arthritis population, information is required regarding trends of healthcare expenditures among individuals with arthritis in the United States. We examined temporal trends in direct and out-of-pocket (OOP) healthcare expenditures among individuals with arthritis using a nationally representative database, the Medical Expenditures Panel Survey. METHODS: The study population was composed of cross-sectional cohorts of individuals aged ≥ 18 years from 2008 to 2014...
January 15, 2018: Journal of Rheumatology
Peter J Cunningham, Tiffany L Green, Robert T Braun
BACKGROUND: Behavioral health problems usually co-occur along with physical health problems, resulting in higher health care costs. These co-occurring conditions are likely to be more prevalent and serious among low income patients, affecting both the quality and costs of care. OBJECTIVE: To examine the prevalence, severity, and health care costs of co-occurring chronic and behavioral health conditions among low income people compared with higher income people. METHODS: Analysis of the 2011-2014 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey...
February 2018: Medical Care
Karoline Mortensen, Manuel G Alcalá, Michael T French, Tianyan Hu
BACKGROUND: Amazon's Mechanical Turk (MTurk) platform has become a data source for peer-reviewed academic research publications, with over 24,000 Google Scholar search results. Although well-developed and supportive in other disciplines, the literature in health and medicine comparing results from samples generated on MTurk to gold standard, nationally representative health and medical surveys is beginning to emerge. OBJECTIVE: To compare the demographic, socioeconomic, and self-reported health status variables in an MTurk sample to those from 2 prominent national probability surveys, including the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) and the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS)...
January 11, 2018: Medical Care
Tursynbek Nurmagambetov, Robin Kuwahara, Paul Garbe
RATIONALE: Asthma is a chronic disease that affects quality of life, productivity at work and school, healthcare use, and can result in death. Measuring the current economic burden of asthma provides important information on the impact of asthma on society. This information can be used to make informed decisions about allocation of limited public health resources. OBJECTIVES: In this paper, we provide a comprehensive approach to estimate current prevalence, medical costs, cost of absenteeism (missed work and schooldays) and mortality attributable to asthma from a national perspective...
January 11, 2018: Annals of the American Thoracic Society
Brian D Sites, Jordon Harrison, Michael D Herrick, Melissa M Masaracchia, Michael L Beach, Matthew A Davis
PURPOSE: In the current payment paradigm, reimbursement is partially based on patient satisfaction scores. We sought to understand the relationship between prescription opioid use and satisfaction with care among adults who have musculoskeletal conditions. METHODS: We performed a cross-sectional study using nationally representative data from the 2008-2014 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey. We assessed whether prescription opioid use is associated with satisfaction with care among US adults who had musculoskeletal conditions...
January 2018: Annals of Family Medicine
Xiaoling Xiang, Margaret K Danilovich, Kathryn Noth Tomasino, Neil Jordan
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study is to provide a nationally representative estimate of the rates of depression and depression treatment, and to explore factors associated with receipt of depression treatment, among older home health services users. METHODS: Older home health services users (n = 1666) were selected from 2008 to 2013 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey. Depression was measured by the Patient Health Questionnaire-2. Depression treatment included antidepressants use and receipt of mental health counseling or psychotherapy...
December 21, 2017: Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics
Tingting Yao, Hai-Yen Sung, Yingning Wang, James Lightwood, Wendy Max
OBJECTIVE: To estimate healthcare costs attributable to secondhand smoke (SHS) exposure at home among nonsmoking adults (18+) in the U.S. METHODS: We analyzed data on nonsmoking adults (N=67,735) from the 2000, 2005, and 2010 (the latest available data on SHS exposure at home) U.S. National Health Interview Surveys. This study was conducted from 2015 to 2017. We examined hospital nights, home care visits, doctor visits, and emergency room (ER) visits. For each, we analyzed the association of SHS exposure at home with healthcare utilization with a Zero-Inflated Poisson regression model controlling for socio-demographic and other risk characteristics...
December 27, 2017: Preventive Medicine
Alain Lekoubou, Kinfe G Bishu, Bruce Ovbiagele
OBJECTIVE: Healthcare expenditure among adults with epilepsy is high. There is a paucity of published data on trends in the nationwide economic impact of epilepsy. This study examines trends in healthcare expenditures and components in U.S. adults with epilepsy between 2003 and 2014. METHODS: We analyzed 12years of data representing a weighted sample of 1,942,413U.S. adults aged ≥18years with epilepsy using Medical Expenditure Panel Survey Household Component (MEPS-HC), 2003-2014 data...
January 15, 2018: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
Alexander H Fischer, Daniel B Shin, Joel M Gelfand, Junko Takeshita
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January 2018: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
Nilay Kafali, Ana Progovac, Sherry Shu-Yeu Hou, Benjamin Lê Cook
OBJECTIVE: In October 2004, the Food and Drug Administration directed pharmaceutical companies to issue a black box warning about the potential link between the use of antidepressants and suicidal ideation among children. This study analyzed long-run trends in antidepressant use among children before and after the black box warning for those with and without severe psychological impairment. METHODS: The analysis used data from the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey for children ages five to 17, covering years 2000-2011 (N=75,819)...
December 15, 2017: Psychiatric Services: a Journal of the American Psychiatric Association
Jason Shafrin, Jeffrey Sullivan, Jacquelyn W Chou, Michael N Neely, Justin F Doan, J Ross Maclean
Objective: To examine how observed medication nonadherence to 2 second-line, oral anticancer medications (axitinib and everolimus) affects progression-free survival (PFS) among patients with renal cell carcinoma. Methods: We used an adherence-exposure-outcome model to simulate the impact of adherence on PFS. Using a pharmacokinetic/pharmacodynamic (PK/PD) population model, we simulated drug exposure measured by area under the plasma concentration-time curve (AUC) and minimum blood or trough concentration (Cmin) under 2 scenarios: 1) optimal adherence and 2) real-world adherence...
2017: Cancer Management and Research
Laura Iadeluca, Jack Mardekian, Pratibha Chander, Markay Hopps, Geoffrey T Makinson
Objective: To characterize the disease burden among survivors of those cancers having the highest incidence in the US. Methods: Adult (≥18 years) survivors of the 11 most frequently diagnosed cancers were identified from publically available data sources, including the Surveillance Epidemiology and End Results 9 1973-2012, National Health Interview Survey 2013, and the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey 2011. Chi-square tests and one-way analyses of variance were utilized to assess differences between cancer survivors and non-cancer controls in behavioral characteristics, symptoms and functions, preventative screenings, and health care costs...
2017: Cancer Management and Research
Adam Maidman, Lan Wang
Motivated by the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey containing data from individuals' medical providers and employers across the United States, we propose a new semiparametric procedure for predicting whether a patient will incur high medical expenditure. Problems of the same nature arise in many other important applications where one would like to predict if a future response occurs at the upper (or lower) tail of the response distribution. The common practice is to artificially dichotomize the response variable and then apply an existing classification method such as binomial regression or a classification tree...
December 11, 2017: Biometrics
David Michael Levine, Jeffrey A Linder, Bruce E Landon
BACKGROUND: Despite new incentives for US primary care, concerns abound that patient-centered practice capabilities are lagging. OBJECTIVE: Describe the practice structure, patient-centered capabilities, and payment relationships of US primary care practices; identify disparities in practice capabilities. DESIGN: Analysis of the 2015 Medical Organizations Survey (MOS), part of the nationally representative Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS)...
December 4, 2017: Journal of General Internal Medicine
Robert Sandstrom
PURPOSE: The aging of the U.S. population and insurance reforms in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 have been postulated to increase future demand for physical therapy and occupational therapy. The purpose of this study was to develop population estimates for and describe the demographic characteristics of persons using ambulatory physical therapy and occupational therapy during 2009-2013. METHOD: From data from the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey-Household Component, population estimates of the number of persons utilizing ambulatory therapy services were developed for the total U...
2017: Journal of Allied Health
Lan Liang, Cindy Brach
Background: Experts have recommended the adoption of health literacy universal precautions, whereby health care providers make all health information easier to understand, confirm everyone's comprehension, and reduce the difficulty of health-related tasks. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services selected three health literate practices to track progress in the adoption of health literacy universal precautions. Objectives: This study sought to examine whether there has been an increase in the delivery of health literate care and whether recommendations for health literacy universal precautions are being followed...
October 2017: Health Literacy Research and Practice
Adam I Biener, Thomas M Selden
We used data for 2014-15 from the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey to estimate standardized payments for nonelderly adults' physician office visits by type of insurance. Adults with public insurance, especially Medicaid, had substantially lower provider payments, out-of-pocket spending, and third-party payments than their peers with employer-sponsored or Marketplace insurance. Quantifying public-private payment differences can help clarify choices for financing health care among low-income Americans.
December 2017: Health Affairs
Amy Pakyz, Hui Wang, Peter Cunningham
OBJECTIVES: To assess the impact of the Affordable Care Act dependent coverage provision on outpatient prescription expenditures among young adults and to characterize medication types that are prescribed for young adults. STUDY DESIGN: Quasi-experimental. METHODS: Using data from the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey from 2007 to 2009 and 2011 to 2013, difference-in-differences (DID) analyses estimated the provision's impact among young adults aged 19 to 25 years versus those aged 26 to 34 years...
November 2017: American Journal of Managed Care
Karen L Fortuna, Matthew C Lohman, John A Batsis, Elizabeth A DiNapoli, Peter R DiMilia, Martha L Bruce, Stephen J Bartels
Objective To compare patient experience with healthcare services and providers among older patients (≥50 years old) with and without serious mental illness. Methods Using secondary data from the Medical Expenditures Panel Survey from 2003 through 2013, we compared adults aged 50 years and older with schizophrenia spectrum disorder ( n = 106), mood disorders (i.e., major depressive disorder and bipolar disorder) ( n = 419), and no serious mental illness ( n = 34,921). Results Older adults with schizophrenia spectrum disorder reported significantly worse provider communication than older adults without serious mental illness...
July 2017: International Journal of Psychiatry in Medicine
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