142nd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition

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Health Services Utilization, Costs, and Quality

142nd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition (November 15 - November 19, 2014): http://www.apha.org/events-and-meetings/annual
Wednesday, November 19, 2014: 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
How to achieve the Triple Aim (Care, Health, and Costs) in optimizing health system performance remains a challenge in the U.S. These presentations will investigate the experience of capitated system (Medicaid managed care) in addressing patient needs among aged and disabled populations, the use of rehabilitation specialists after stroke, the relationship between health services use and mortality risk, and obesity-related costs in older adults.
Session Objectives: Discuss Medicaid managed care models and program activities in Texas. Describe the strengths and limitations of quality of care measures to aged and disabled population. List lessons and recommendations for large-scale program evaluations Compare the adjusted odds of receiving rehabilitation specialist care via home health care among Medicare patients with stroke across residence and race Assess the association between health services use and the risk of death in different combination of diabetes and cardiovascular disease Identify obesity-related costs in sub-populations of older adults, particularly adults with disabilities.
Dima Qato, PharmD, MPH, PhD

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Organized by: Aging & Public Health
Endorsed by: Medical Care Section, Public Health Social Work

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)

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