3157.0 Health Services Research: Improving access and quality

Monday, October 31, 2011: 10:30 AM
Our nation spends more than any other industrialized nation on health care and gets poor value for the money we spend. Many of our health outcomes are worse than some developing nations. Given the increased attention to reorganizing our health system around patient-centered care it is imperative that we assess the value of both health system processes and clinical practice so that increased access means improved quality. This presentation will provide examples of health services research that can increase access to high quality, patient-cenetered care.
Session Objectives: At the end of the session attendees will be able to: 1. explain the need for health services reserach as a mechanism for bringing greater value to our health care system; 2. describe examples of health service research; and 3. justify the need for health services research as a health care quality improvement tool

10:30 AM
10:48 AM
Healthcare services preferences: Dimensions of uninsured consumers priorities and choices
Ruth Wetta-Hall, RN, PhD, MPH, MSN, Karen Kramer, PhD, Lisette Jacobson, MPA, MA, PhD-C and Ashley Moss, MS
11:06 AM
Safety-Net Burden and Likelihood of Curative-Intent Surgery for Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
Katherine S. Virgo, PhD, MBA, Alex Little, MD, Stacey Fedewa, MPH, Amy Chen, MD, MPH, W. Dana Flanders, MD and Elizabeth M. Ward, PhD
11:24 AM
Insuring low-income employees through state subsidies: An evaluation of the Washington State Health Insurance Partnership (HIP)
Douglas Conrad, PhD,MHA, Benjamin Keeney, PhC, Timothy Dyeson, PhD and Elizabeth Walter, MA

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Organized by: Medical Care
Endorsed by: Health Administration, Asian Pacific Islander Caucus for Public Health

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