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Quality

How to Survive your Hospital Stay
By Judy Burger Crane, R.N.

Medicare Revolving Door Series -NEJM
Dr. Robert Morgan
Houston VA Quality Control Office

"To Err Is Human: Building a Safer Health System"
By Linda T. Kohn, Janet M. Corrigan, and Molla S. Donaldson,
Institute of Medicine Report (888) 624-8373 or (202) 334-3313.

The Effect of Managed Care on Quality: A Review of Recent Evidence
By Fred J. Hellinger, PhD.
Archives of Internal Medicine, Vol. 158, April 27, 1998.

President's Advisory Commission on Consumer Protection and Quality in the Health Care
Final Report "Quality First: Better Health Care for All Americans" March 12, 1998.
http://www.hcqualitycommission.gov/

"20 Tips to Prevent Medical Errors" Patient Fact Sheet
Agency for Health Care Research and Quality
AHRQ Publication NO 00-P038 Feb. 2000
www.ahcpr.gov

"Medical Errors: the Scope of the Problem"
Agency for Health Care Research and Quality
AHRQ Publication NO 00-P037 Feb. 2000

Health Plan Report Cards by Bryan Bushick, MD
The Medical Journal of Allina Vol 15, No. 1, Winter 1995
www.allina.com

"Translating Research into Practice Reducing errors in Health Care"
Agency for Health Care Research and Quality
AHRQ Publication NO 00-P058 April 2000

"Questions To Ask Your Doctor Before You Have Surgery"
Agency for Health Care Policy and Research Publications Clearinghouse
1-800-358-9295

"Putting Patients First"
National Health Council
202-785-3910

"Choosing Quality: Finding the Health Plan That's Right for You"
National Committee for Quality Assurance
800-839-6487

"Consumers' Guide to Health Plans" Consumers' Checkbook
Center for the Study of Services
202-347-7283

The Regulation of Health Plans
A Report from the American Association of Helath Plans
202-778-3200 www.aahp.org

Demanding Medical Excellence Doctors and Accountability in the Information Age
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Investigator Awards in Health Policy Research Author Series September 1998

Implementation of Managed Care Consumer Protections in Missouri, New Jersey, Texas, and Vermont
The Kaiser Family Foundation, September 1999
1-800-656-4533 or www.kff.org

A Week in the Life of a Hospital: On the front lines in the war between money and medicine
TIME October 12, 1998

Mealy's Managed Care Liability Report
Mealy Publications Inc. 1-800-Mealys

Improving Health Care Quality Opportunities for Intervention by Consumer Groups
Center for Health Care Rights 2000

How Good is the Quality of Health Care in the United States?
RAND Health 1999

HealthCare is Good Business
A Survey of health Care Quality Initiaitves by Members of the Business Roundtable
The Business Roundtable September 1997

Managed Care

American Journal of Managed Care - 1998, Vol. 4 p.511-518
Beth Virnig, University of Minnesota
Morgan, Carley (Carolee) Divito, University of Miami
672/2100 x3456 Percy

The Effect of Managed Care on Quality: A Review of Recent Evidence
By Fred J. Hellinger, PhD.
Archives of Internal Medicine, Vol. 158, April 27, 1998.

Managed Care and Outcomes of Hospitalization Among Elderly Patients With Congestive Heart Faliure
By Hanyu Ni, PhD, MPH; Deirdre J. Nauman, RN; Ray E. Hershberger, MD
Archives of Internal Medicine, Vol. 158, June 8, 1998.

Alternative Approaches to Liability: Models for Health Plan Liability
The Kaiser Family Foundation September 1999
1-800-656-4533 or www.kff.org

Implementation of Managed Care Consumer Protections in Missouri, New Jersey, Texas, and Vermont
The Kaiser Family Foundation, September 1999
1-800-656-4533 or www.kff.org

Must Good HMOs go Bad: The Commercialization of Prepaid Group Health Care
New England Journal of Medicine May 21, 1998, Vol. 338, No. 21

America's Top HMOs Surviving managed Care
US News and World repot October 13, 1997

A Week in the Life of a Hospital: On the front lines in the war between money and medicine
TIME October 12, 1998

What is the value of a voice?
US News and World Report March 9, 1998

Mealy's Managed Care Liability Report
Mealy Publications Inc. 1-800-Mealys

The Manged Care Debate: Correcting the Errors and Omissions
American Association of health Plans
April 1998 202-778-3200 www.aahp.org

HMOs vs. Fee-for-Service

Stage at Diagnosis and Treatment Patterns Among Older Women With Breast Cancer; An HMO and Fee-For-Service Comparison
By Gerald F. Riley, et al.
Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), February 24, 1999, Vol. 281, No. 8

HMO vs. Fee-For-Service Care of Older Persons with Acute Myocardial Infraction
David M. Carlisle, et al.
American Journal of Public Health, December 1992, Vol. 82, No. 12

Managed Care for Congestive Heart Failure: Influence of Payer Status on Process of Care, Resource Utilization, and Short Term Outcomes.
By Edward F. Philbin, MD, and Thomas G. DiSalvo, MD, MPH, Boston, Mass.
American Heart Journal, September 1998.

Differences in 4-Year Health Outcomes for Elderly and Poor, Chronically Ill Patients Treated in HMO and Fee-for-Service Systems; Results From the Medical Outcomes Study
By John E. Ware, Jr. et al.
Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), October 2, 1996 -- Vol. 276, No. 13

Outcomes of Stroke Patients in Medicare Fee for Service and Managed Care
By Shaldon M. Retchin, et al.
Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), July 9, 1997, Vol. 278, No. 2

Outcome and Utilization Differences for Older Persons with Stroke in HMO and Fee-for-Service Systems
By Andrew M. Kramer, MD, et al.
Journal of the American Geriatrics Sociaty, July 2000, Vol. 48, Issue 7

"Managed Care Plans"
Health Care Financing Administration 1-800-638-6833

"Managed Care: An AARP Guide"
American Association of Retired Persons 202-434-2277

Uninsured/Access

A Synthesis of the Literature Racial and Ethnic Differences in Access to Medical Care
October 1999 The Kaiser Family Foundation
1-800-656-4533 or www.kff.org

Project on Death in America (PDIA) Newsletter
400 West 59th Street
NY,NY 10019
212-548-0150
www.soros.org/death

California's Undocumented Latino Immigrants: A Report on Access to Health Care Services
The Kaiser Family Foundation
1-800-656-4533 or www.kff.org

Employer-Sponsored health Insurance: Implications for Minority Workers
The Commonwealth Fund 212-535-0400

Can't Afford to Get Sick: A Reality for Millions of Working Americans
The Commonwealth Fund 212-535-0400

Economic Trends and Health of Low Income People
The Commonwealth Fund 212-535-0400

To Buy or Not to Buy A Profile of California's Non-Poor Uninsured
California Health Care Foundation 510-238-1040

"The Consumers Guide to Health Insurance"
Health Insurance Association of America 202-824-1600

"Guide to Health Insurance for People with Medicare"
"Your Medicare Handbook"
Health Care Financing Administration 1-800-638-6833

Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured
1-800-656-4533 or www.kff.org

A guide to Marketing and Enrollment in Medicaid Managed Care
Families USA Foundation June 1997

Trends in Job-based Health Insurance Coverage
UCLA Center for Health Policy Research, June 1998 310-825-5491

Small Employers and their Health benefits, 1988 - 1996
Health Affairs Sept/Oct 1997 Vol. 16, No. 5

Major Barriers Identified in Individual Health Insurance Market for People with Health Problems
The Kaiser Family Foundation 1-800-656-4533 or www.kff.org

Sources of Health Insurance and Characteristics of the Uninsured - March 1999 Current Population Survey
Employee Benefit Research Institute Issue Brief No. 217

Health Insurance and Access to Primary Care for Children
New England Journal of Medicine Vol. 338 No. 8

Employer Based Health Insurance and its Decline: The Growing Plight of Low-wage Workers
The Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured report 1999
The Kaiser Family Foundation

Myths of the Uninsured
Newsweek November 8, 1999

Physicians Helping the Underserved: The Reach Out Program
Journal of American Medical Association January 5, 2000 Vol. 283, No. 1

Chronic Care Issues

New Rules Hurt HMOs Caring for Ill at Home
Wall Street Journal November 16, 1999

Alternative Approaches to Liability: Models for Health Plan Liability
The Kaiser Family Foundation September 1999
1-800-656-4533 or www.kff.org

Implementation of Managed Care Consumer Protections in Missouri, New Jersey, Texas, and Vermont
The Kaiser Family Foundation, September 1999
1-800-656-4533 or www.kff.org

Meeting the Needs of People with Chronic and Disabling Conditions in Medicaid Managed Care
Families USA Foundation National health Law Programs January 1998

Comprehensive Health Insurance for High Risk Individuals: A State by State Analysis
Communicating for Agriculture, Inc. 1997

Building an Ethical Framework
Healthplan Vol. 39 No. 1 Jan/Feb 1998

Beyond the Basics : Caring for Patients with Rare Chronic Diseases
Healthplan Vol. 39 No. 1 Jan/Feb 1998

New Estimates of Children with Special health care needs and Implication for the State Children's Health Insurance Program, Child Health Insurance Project
Newacheck PW 1998

Chronic Illness and Plan Satisfaction under Managed Care
Health Affairs January/February 2000, Vol. 19, No. 1

Clinton to Propose Aid for Caregivers
Washington Post January 19, 2000

In Memoirs, Diabetics Tell of Troubles and Triumphs
The New York Times February 15, 2000

Health Goes Home and so do Infections
New York Times February 4, 2000

Clinton to Propose Aid for Caregivers
Washington Post January 19, 2000

Who will care for their children? Aging parents worry about mentally Ill sons and daughters whom they will leave behind
Washington Post October 26, 1999

Study Finds Shortcomings in care for Chronically Ill
New York Times September 23, 1999

Health Benefits Bill Shows Power of the Disabled
New York Times June 7, 1999

Stoke Rehabilitation

Outcomes and Costs After Hip Fracture and Stroke; A Comparison of Rehabilitation Settings
By Andrew M. Kramer, et al.
Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), February 5, 1997. Vol. 277, No. 5

Stroke Rehabilitation in Nursing Homes
By Andrew M. Kramer, MD, et al.
Topics In Stroke Rehabilitation, Spring 1997, 4(1), 53-63

Outcome and Utilization Differences for Older Persons with Stroke in HMO and Fee-for-Service Systems
By Andrew M. Kramer, MD, et al.
Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, July 2000, Vol. 48, Issue 7

Outcomes of Stroke Patients in Medicare Fee for Service and Managed Care
Journal of American Medial Association July 9, 1997 Vol. 278, No 2

Medicare

Shaping the Future of Medicare
The Commonwealth Fund April 1998 1-888-777-2744

Medicare for Today and Tomorrow
Coalition to Save Medicare
Washington DC

Your Rights Under Medicare
Medicare Rights Center 212-869-3850

Medicare State Profiles State and Regional data on Medicare and the populations it serves
The Kaiser Family Foundation September 1999

Comparing Medicare HMOs
Families USA Foundations December 1997 202-628-3030

General

Dartmouth Atlas of Health Care

Source Book of Health Insurance Data, Health Insurance Association of America

Advances
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Quarterly Newsletter

In Search of Value: An International Comparison of Cost, Access, and Outcomes
The Commonwealth Fund Nov/Dec 1997

A Report to the President from the Vice President On Consumer Protections in Health Care
February 20, 1998

Consumer Bill of Rights and Responsibilities Report to the President of the United States
Advisory Commission of Consumer Protection and Quality in the Health Care Industry
November, 1997

A Reality Check: The Public's Changing Views of Our Health Care System
National Coalition on Health Care
www.americashealth.org

The New American Health System
The American Association of Health Plans October 1997
202-778-3200 www.aahp.org

Safety Net Hospitals: Essential Providers of Public Health and Specialty Services The Commonwealth Fund February 1999 1-88-777-2744

Understanding Individual health Insurance Markets
The Kaiser Family Foundation, 1998
1-800-656- www.kff.org

More Offers, Fewer takers for Employment-Based health Insurance
Health Affairs Nov/Dec Vol. 145 No. 16



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