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"Medical Expenditure Panel Survey"

Aishah Khan, Janani R Thapa, Donglan Zhang
PURPOSE: This study aimed to assess the relationship between rural or urban residence and having a usual source of care (USC), and the utilization of preventive dental checkups among adults. METHODS: Cross-sectional analysis was conducted using data from the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey 2012. We performed a logit regression on the relationship between rural and urban residence, having a USC, and having at least 1 dental checkup in the past year, adjusting for sociodemographic characteristics and health status...
September 14, 2017: Journal of Rural Health
Patrick W Sullivan, Vahram Ghushchyan, Prakash Navaratnam, Howard S Friedman, Abhishek Kavati, Benjamin Ortiz, Bob Lanier
BACKGROUND: Recent research has quantified the national health care resource use (HCRU) and health care expenditure (HCE) burden associated with adult asthma; however, estimates specific to school-aged children are more than 2 decades old. OBJECTIVE: To estimate the national HCRU and HCEs attributable to asthma among school-aged children in the United States. METHODS: This was a cross-sectional retrospective analysis of school-aged children (aged 6-17 years) in the nationally representative 2007-2013 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey...
September 2017: Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
Yi-Sheng Chao, Chao-Jung Wu
Producing indices composed of multiple input variables has been embedded in some data processing and analytical methods. We aim to test the feasibility of creating data-driven indices by aggregating input variables according to principal component analysis (PCA) loadings. To validate the significance of both the theory-based and data-driven indices, we propose principles to review innovative indices. We generated weighted indices with the variables obtained in the first years of the two-year panels in the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey initiated between 1996 and 2011...
2017: PloS One
Terrence E Murphy, Gail J McAvay, Heather G Allore, Jason A Stamm, Paul F Simonelli
BACKGROUND: Among persons with obstructive airway disease, the relative contributions of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), asthma, and common comorbid conditions to health care utilization and patient-centered outcomes (PCOs) have not been previously reported. METHODS: We followed a total of 3,486 persons aged ≥40 years with COPD, asthma, or both at baseline, from the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) cohorts enrolled annually from 2008 through 2012 for 1 year...
2017: International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
C N Steinmetz, C Zheng, E Okunseri, A Szabo, C Okunseri
The prescription of opioid analgesics by dental professionals is widespread in the United States. Policy makers, government agencies, and professional organizations consider this phenomenon a growing public health concern. This study examined trends in the prescription of opioid analgesics for adults by dental professionals and associated factors in the United States. Data from the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (1996-2013) were analyzed. Descriptive statistics were calculated separately for each year. Logistic regression analyses were conducted to estimate the overall trend during the period with and without adjusting for dental procedures and personal characteristics...
July 2017: JDR Clinical and Translational Research
Clare Brown, Feifei Wei
Tobacco use is the leading preventable cause of death in the United States. Analyzing the ability for different mechanisms to reduce smoking rates can provide healthcare systems with information to establish the most effective smoking cessation efforts. Health insurance provides individuals with direct mechanisms to curb smoking behavior, such as access to smoking cessation resources. Gaining insurance may additionally indirectly influence smoking cessation by altering risk perceptions. Behavioral economic theory suggests that gaining health insurance may reduce current smokers' rate of discounting on the future, which could increase smoking cessation...
September 6, 2017: Behavioral Medicine
Paul D Jacobs, Genevieve M Kenney, Thomas M Selden
Understanding the health care spending and utilization of various types of Medicaid enrollees is important for assessing the budgetary implications of both expansion and contraction in Medicaid enrollment. Despite the intense debate surrounding the Affordable Care Act (ACA), however, little information is available on the spending and utilization patterns of the nonelderly adult enrollees who became newly eligible for Medicaid under the ACA. Using data for 2012-14 from the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey, we compared health care spending and utilization of newly eligible Medicaid enrollees with those of nondisabled adults who were previously eligible and enrolled...
September 1, 2017: Health Affairs
Jessica P Vistnes, Frederick Rohde, G Edward Miller, Philip F Cooper
New data for 2014-15 from the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey-Insurance Component longitudinal survey show substantial churn in insurance offers by small employers (those with fifty or fewer workers), with 14.6 percent of employers that offered insurance in 2014 having dropped it in 2015 and 5.5 percent of those that did not offer it adding coverage.
September 1, 2017: Health Affairs
Chandler B McClellan
BACKGROUND: In September 2010, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) extended dependent care coverage to individuals under the age of 26, allowing young adults to remain on their parent's private insurance. AIMS OF THE STUDY: This policy offers a natural experiment to examine the impact of expanded insurance coverage on mental health and substance use treatment utilization and payment composition. METHODS: Using National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) and Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) data between 2005 and 2014, this study employs a difference-in-differences approach with 23-25 year olds as the treatment group and 27-30 year olds as the control group to examine the impact of the expansion on insurance coverage, behavioral health treatment utilization, and treatment payment source...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Mental Health Policy and Economics
Winston Liaw, Anuradha Jetty, Stephen Petterson, Andrew Bazemore, Larry Green
OBJECTIVE: (1) To examine usual source of care (USC) trends across four categories (No USC, Person USC, Person, in Facility USC, and Facility USC), and (2) to determine whether USC types are associated with emergency department (ED) visits and hospital admissions. DATA SOURCE: 1996-2014 Medical Expenditure Panel Surveys. STUDY DESIGN: We stratified each USC category, by age, region, gender, poverty, insurance, race/ethnicity, and education and used regression to determine the characteristics associated with USC types, ED visits, and hospital admissions...
August 31, 2017: Health Services Research
Christopher Okunseri, Cheng Zheng, Cory Neil Steinmetz, Elaye Okunseri, Aniko Szabo
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to examine trends and racial/ethnic disparities in antibiotic prescribing practices of dentists in the United States. METHODS: The US Medical Expenditure Panel Survey data for 1996-2013 was analyzed. Information on patient sociodemographic characteristics, dental visits, receipt of dental procedures, and type of antibiotics prescribed following visits was obtained. Descriptive statistics were calculated separately for each year...
August 30, 2017: Journal of Public Health Dentistry
Shelley I White-Means, Ahmad Reshad Osmani
The current study explores racial/ethnic disparities in the quality of patient-provider communication during treatment, among breast cancer patients. A unique data set, Medical Expenditure Panel Survey and Experiences With Cancer Supplement 2011, is used to examine this topic. Using measures of the quality of patient-provider communication that patients are best qualified to evaluate, we explore the relationship between race/ethnicity and patients' perspectives on whether (1) patient-provider interactions are respectful, (2) providers are listening to patients, (3) providers provide adequate explanations of outcomes and treatment, and (4) providers spend adequate time in interacting with the patients...
January 1, 2017: Inquiry: a Journal of Medical Care Organization, Provision and Financing
Zaina P Qureshi, M Rifat Haider, Rosa Rodriguez-Monguio, Nikki R Wooten, Ruslan V Nikitin, Sarah Ball, Kelly Barth, Ronit Elk, Ronnie Horner, Charles Bennett
BACKGROUND: Opioids are widely prescribed for their analgesic properties. Chronic opioid use is a persistent problem in the US. Nevertheless, little is known about its prescribing and utilization patterns and overall expenditures. OBJECTIVE: This study examined secular trends in opioid prescription drug utilization and expenditures, along with factors associated with opioid prescription drug use in US physician offices. METHODS: National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey (NAMCS) and Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) data (2006-2010), both nationally representative surveys, were used to assess the trend, predictors of opioid prescription among US adults (more than 18 years) and the opioid-associated expenditures as a whole and borne by the patients in outpatient settings...
2017: Cancer Ther Oncol Int J
Lauren E Schlichting, Michelle L Rogers, Annie Gjelsvik, James G Linakis, Patrick M Vivier
OBJECTIVES: For many children, the Emergency Department (ED) serves as the main destination for health care, whether it be for emergent or non-urgent reasons. Through examination of repeat utilization and ED reliance, in addition to overall ED utilization, we can identify subpopulations dependent on the ED as their primary source of health care. METHODS: Nationally representative data from the 2010-2014 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) were used to examine the annual ED utilization of children age 0-17 years by insurance coverage...
August 18, 2017: Academic Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
Sapna Kaul, Jaqueline C Avila, Daniel Jupiter, Ana M Rodriguez, Anne C Kirchhoff, Yong-Fang Kuo
OBJECTIVE: To examine the associations between modifiable health-related factors, such as smoking, low physical activity and higher body mass index (BMI), and annual health care visits and expenditures among adult cancer survivors in the United States. METHODS: Using data from the 2010-2014 Medical Expenditures Panel Survey, we identified 4920 cancer survivors (aged 18-64 years) and a matched comparison group. Our outcomes were number of annual health care visits [i...
August 22, 2017: Journal of Cancer Research and Clinical Oncology
Yi-Sheng Chao, Hau-Tieng Wu, Marco Scutari, Tai-Shen Chen, Chao-Jung Wu, Madeleine Durand, Antoine Boivin
BACKGROUND: There is a growing emphasis on the need to engage patients in order to improve the quality of health care and improve health outcomes. However, we are still lacking a comprehensive understanding on how different measures of patient experiences interact with one another or relate to health status. This study takes a network perspective to 1) study the associations between patient characteristics and patient experience in health care and 2) identify factors that could be prioritized to improve health status...
August 22, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
Yang Wang, Fernando A Wilson, Jim P Stimpson, Hongmei Wang, David W Palm, Baojiang Chen, Li-Wu Chen
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study is to examine differences in having preventable emergency department (ED) visits between noncitizens, naturalized and US-born citizens in the United States. METHODS: We linked the 2008-2012 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey with National Health Interview Survey data to draw a nationally representative sample of US adults. Univariate analysis described distribution of preventable ED visits identified by the Prevention Quality Indicators across immigration status...
August 7, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
Hailun Liang, Junya Zhu, Xiangrong Kong, May A Beydoun, Jennifer A Wenzel, Leiyu Shi
This article investigates the associations between the patient-centered care (PCC) and receipt of preventive services among older adults with chronic diseases. Data were derived from the nationally representative Medical Expenditure Panel Survey. The full-year consolidated data files from 2009 to 2013 were pooled to yield a final analytic sample (N = 16 654). Study outcomes included the receipt of 7 types of preventive screenings and 2 types of health education services. Patients' PCC groups were categorized as PCC, partial PCC, and non-PCC, based on 9 questions classified under the 3 distinctive attributes of PCC-whole-person care, patient engagement, and enhanced access to care...
January 1, 2017: Inquiry: a Journal of Medical Care Organization, Provision and Financing
Dooyoung Lim, Jeah Jung
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to examine whether and to what extent racial-ethnic differences exist in off-label use of antidepressant drugs by insurance type (Medicare, Medicaid, private coverage, and uninsured). METHODS: Multiyear data (2000-2010) from Medical Expenditure Panel Surveys were used. Logistic and negative binomial regressions were used for the likelihood and frequency analyses, respectively. RESULTS: The likelihood of filling prescriptions for off-label use of antidepressants was greater among blacks than among whites in all insurance groups (Medicare [N=6,470], adjusted odds ratio [AOR]=1...
August 15, 2017: Psychiatric Services: a Journal of the American Psychiatric Association
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BACKGROUND: Poorly controlled asthma has far-reaching effects on school-age children and their parents, but little is knownabout the national impact on health-related quality of life (HRQoL). OBJECTIVE: To examine HRQoL associated with asthma and indicators of poorly controlled asthma in the United States. METHODS: This was a cross-sectional analysis of HRQoL among school-age children (age range, 6-17 years) with asthma in the nationally representative 2007-2013 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS)...
August 11, 2017: Allergy and Asthma Proceedings:
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