Evaluation of Data Sources Used in Research on Health Care Markets

This project will produce an inventory, identify characteristics, and initiate an evaluation of the data sources that have been used to measure competition and market structure in AHRQ-supported research grants and other projects examining the role that market forces play in the organization and delivery of health care--in order to answer key questions, such as: What data sources have been used for such purposes? How has such data been used? What other data sources are comparable? What are the strengths and weaknesses of such data used for such research purposes?

AGENCY SPONSOR: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

FEDERAL CONTACT: Hagan, Michael
301-594-1354

PIC ID: 7402

PERFORMER: Center for Health Policy Research
Denver, CO

EXPECTED DATE OF COMPLETION: 10/31/2000

Evaluation of Outreach for Public Health Insurance and Selected Other Programs

This effort was comprised of a literature review and synthesis of the empirically-based evidence on the effectiveness of interventions to increase enrollment of low-income children and families in public health insurance programs. The primary purpose of the literature review was to enhance understanding of what is known, and what is yet to be known, about the types of outreach interventions that are likely to be most successful for increasing enrollment in state SCHIP and Medicaid programs.

AGENCY SPONSOR: Center for Cost and Financing Studies

FEDERAL CONTACT: Peggy McNamara
301-594-6826

PIC ID: 7399

PERFORMER: Barents Group, KPMG Peat Marwick LLP
Washington, DC

EXPECTED DATE OF COMPLETION: 03/15/2000

Feasibility Study for Electronic Bulletin Board (EBB) to Promote Health Services Research Partnerships

This study will: (1) explore the feasibility of an electronic bulletin board (EBB) to promote partnerships among health services researchers, and between health services researchers and health care organizations, associations, or individuals with databases or health care settings that might be useful for research purposes; (2) design an EBB, should it prove feasible, including recommendations for monitoring; and if implemented, (3) develop a plan to promote the EBB during its first six months of operations.

AGENCY SPONSOR: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

FEDERAL CONTACT: Brach, Cindy
301-594-1824

PIC ID: 7404

PERFORMER: Battelle Corporation
Arlington, VA

EXPECTED DATE OF COMPLETION: 07/10/2000

Health Services Research Education: Assessing Customer Satisfaction and Program Needs

This is an evaluation of certain elements of a national training program in health services research funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). The project will provide AHRQ with information about present and anticipated needs in health services research training and an assessment of the level of satisfaction that past trainees from the institutionally based training programs have had with their experiences during training, and with the adequacy of these training activities relative to trainees' career expectations and requirements.

AGENCY SPONSOR: Center for Cost and Financing Studies

FEDERAL CONTACT:Rothstein, Debbie
301-594-2918

PIC ID: 7397

PERFORMER: Battelle Corporation
Arlington, VA

EXPECTED DATE OF COMPLETION: 12/31/1999