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June 27, 2013

CAAR – Australian Institute of Health and Welfare Report – June 27, 2013

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Trends in hospitalisations due to falls by older people, Australia 1999-00 to 2010-11,” (June 2013, .pdf format, 92p.).

www.aihw.gov.au/publication-detail/?id=60129543594

April 4, 2013

CAAR – Australian Institute of Health and Welfare Report – April 4, 2013

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Hospitalisations due to falls by older people, Australia: 2009-10,” (April 2013, .pdf format, 73p.).

www.aihw.gov.au/publication-detail/?id=60129542825

March 19, 2013

CAAR – Care Quality Commission [UK] Report – March 19, 2013

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Time to listen: Dignity and nutrition in NHS hospitals,” (March 2013, .pdf format, 33p.).

www.cqc.org.uk/public/reports-surveys-and-reviews/themed-inspections/dignity-and-nutrition-older-people

September 13, 2012

CAAR – Royal College of Physicians [UK] Report – September 13, 2012

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Hospitals on the edge? The time for action,” (September 2012, .pdf format, 8p.).

www.rcplondon.ac.uk/projects/hospitals-edge-time-action

August 9, 2012

CAAR – King’s Fund [UK] Report – August 9, 2012

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Explaining variation in use of emergency hospital beds by patients over 65,” by Candace Imison, Emmi Poteliakhoff, and James Thompson (August 2012, .pdf format, 24p.).

www.kingsfund.org.uk/publications/emergency_beds.html

April 3, 2012

CAAR – National Bureau of Economic Research Working Paper – April 3, 2012

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Do High-Cost Hospitals Deliver Better Care? Evidence from Ambulance Referral Patterns,” by Joseph J. Doyle, Jr., John A. Graves, Jonathan Gruber, and Samuel Kleiner (w17936, April 2012, .pdf format, 44p.).

Abstract:

ndogenous patient sorting across hospitals can confound performance comparisons. This paper provides a new lens to compare hospital performance for emergency patients: plausibly exogenous variation in ambulance-company assignment. Ambulances are effectively randomly assigned to patients in the same area based on rotational dispatch mechanisms. Using Medicare data from 2002-2008, we show that ambulance company assignment importantly affects hospital choice for patients in the same zip code. Using data for New York state from 2000-2006 that matches exact patient addresses to hospital discharge records, we show that patients who live very near each other but on either side of ambulance-dispatch boundaries go to different types of hospitals. Both strategies show that higher-cost hospitals have significantly lower one-year mortality rates compared to lower-cost hospitals. We find that common indicators of hospital quality, such as indicators for “appropriate care” for heart attacks, are generally not associated with better patient outcomes. On the other hand, we find that measures of “leading edge” hospitals, such as teaching hospitals and hospitals that quickly adopt the latest technologies, are associated with better outcomes, but have little impact on the estimated mortality-hospital cost relationship. We also find that hospital procedure intensity is a key determinant of the mortality-cost relationship, suggesting that treatment intensity, and not differences in quality reflected in prices, drives much of our findings. The evidence also suggests that there are diminishing returns to hospital spending and treatment intensity.

www.nber.org/papers/w17936

March 15, 2012

CAAR – Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report Quickstats – March 15, 2012

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“Percentage of Hospitalizations, by Expected Payment Source and Hospital Locality — National Hospital Discharge Survey, United States, 2009” (US Centers for Disease Control, vOL. 61, No. 10, Mar. 17, 2012, HTML and .pdf format, p. 179).

www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm6110a8.htm?s_cid=mm6110a8_w

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