This report provides a brief overview of the study's research methods for both the field research and the quantitative analyses, including a brief description of the limitations of each of these analyses. The authors then present findings and observations from the qualitative study and quantitative analyses relevant to specific research questions
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This project had two major goals: (1) To describe the workings of a successful, large-scale, case disability allowance program from an administrative perspective. The Veterans Administration (VA) allowance program is described in detail, to provide a benchmark for future research and program design. (2) To examine the question whether recipients o
Understanding the Costs and Benefits of Health Information Technology in Nursing Homes and Home Health Agencies: Case Study Findings
This study adds to the growing body of literature through case studies reporting benefits and costs/burdens in eight sites with advanced health information technology (HIT) systems. While all eight of the case study sites noted that they would "never go back" to paper-based systems for administration and clinical service delivery, no site had con
In an effort to improve the quality of care provided in long-term care settings, as well as ensure a committed and qualified long-term care workforce, ASPE contracted with The Lewin Group to study the efficacy of various approaches to pre-employment screening and on-the-job monitoring of nurse assistants to prevent resident abuse in nursing homes.
The purpose of this study is to inform state and federal policymakers about state-initiated quality improvement programs, with the particular goal of providing information to states that may wish to develop similar programs in their state. We focus primarily on activities under way in seven states Florida, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Missouri, Texa
The objective of this report is to summarize the findings from the quantitative and qualitative methods used to answer the key study questions. The report provides a description of the states, agencies, and patients that participated in the study. Quantitative data are used to (1) examine the influence of patient, provider, agency, and market/regu
This report draws on in-depth interviews of young fathers and families at two Partners for Fragile Families sites to assess the effects of services received on the fragile family itself and explore the dynamics of fragile families, particularly around family formation issues, and how poor couples make strategic life course decisions. From April 20
In 1999, HHS contracted with Urban Institute to conduct the Study of Screening and Assessment in TANF/Welfare-to-Work. The second phase of the study involved case studies of a limited number of localities to further explore how these agencies and their partners responded to the issues and challenges identified during phase one. This report present
An Examination of Issues Related to How HCBS Programs Operate Within Fixed Budgets and to the Administrative Linkages Between Eligibility Determination, Needs Assessment and Care Planning Functions
This paper reports the findings of an exploratory study to document and analyze selected best practices related to state-administered home and community-based services (HCBS) programs.
This data catalog is a compilation of existing data sources pertaining to American Indian/Alaska Native/Native American (AI/AN/NA) populations. In the first component of this project, the contractor has identified existing sources of socioeconomic and health data using national and some state-level surveys. Information on 68 data sources including