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A Longitudinal Analysis of Site of Death: The Effects of Continuous Enrollment in Medicare Advantage Versus Conventional Medicare.

This study assessed the odds of dying in hospital associated with enrollment in Medicare Advantage (M-A) versus conventional Medicare Fee-for-Service (M-FFS).

Chen, E. E., & Miller, E. A.

Research on Aging


Changes in Visual Function in the Elderly Population in the United States: 1995-2010.

Objective(s): To document recent trends in visual function among the United States population aged 70 years and investigate how the trends can be explained by inter-temporal changes in: (1) population sociodemographic characteristics, and chronic disease prevalence, including eye diseases (compositional changes); and (2) effects of the above factors on visual function (structural changes).

Chen, Y., Hahn, P., & Sloan, F. A.

Ophthalmic Epidemiology


Age Differences in the Association Between Body Mass Index Class and Annualized Medicare Expenditures.

Objective(s): The aim of the study is to assess the relationship between body mass index (BMI) class and Medicare claims among young-old (65-69), old (70-74), and old-old (75 ) adults over a 10-year period.

Clark, D. O., Lane, K. A., Ambuehl, R., Tu, W., Liu, C.-J., Unroe, K. T., & Callahan, C. M.

Journal of Aging and Health


The Effects of Medicare Part D on Health Outcomes of Newly Covered Medicare Beneficiaries.

Objective(s): To estimate the impact of Medicare Part D on cost-related prescription nonadherence and health outcomes among the newly covered medicare beneficiaries.

Diebold, J.

The Journals of Gerontology Series B: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences


Claims-based Identification Methods and the Cost of Fall-related Injuries Among US Older Adults.

Objective(s): Compare expenditures of fall-related injuries (FRIs) using several methods to identify FRIs in administrative claims data.

Hoffman, G. J., Hays, R. D., Shapiro, M. F., Wallace, S. P., & Ettner, S. L.

Medical Care


The Costs of Fall-Related Injuries among Older Adults: Annual Per-Faller, Service Component, and Patient Out-of-Pocket Costs.

Objective(s): To estimate expenditures for fall-related injuries (FRIs) among older Medicare beneficiaries.

Hoffman, G. J., Hays, R. D., Shapiro, M. F., Wallace, S. P., & Ettner, S. L.

Health Services Research


Prescription Drug Insurance and Cost-Related Medication Nonadherence among Medicare Seniors: Findings from Two National Surveys.

Objective(s): Numerous studies suggest that cost-related nonadherence (CRN) to prescribed medications can have potentially devastating consequences, particularly for seniors with chronic illnesses, such as cardiovascular disease or diabetes. In this study, we examined if and how having drug insurance was associated with the occurrence of CRN among older adults, and assessed the role of chronic health conditions in moderating this relationship.

Jensen, G. A., & Xu, X.

Journal of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research


How Does Employment-Based Insurance Coverage Relate to Health After Early Retirement?

The health consequences of retirement are generally ambiguous. Although health tends to improve for some people, for others, retirement seems to have a negligible impact on health. This study used data from the Health and Retirement Study and two-stage mixed effects regression models to assess (a) whether changes in employment-based insurance coverage were related to subsequent symptoms of depression and activities of daily living limitations (ADLs) and (b) whether the linkages between employment-based insurance and subsequent health were particularly salient for people who transitioned from full-time work to full retirement before becoming eligible for Medicare at age 65.

Kail, B. L.

The Journals of Gerontology Series B: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences


Social Determinants, Multimorbidity, and Patterns of End-of-Life Care in Older Adults Dying from Cancer.

Objective(s): Most prior studies on aggressive end-of-life care in older patients with cancer have accounted for social determinants of health (e.g., race, income, and education), but rarely for multimoribidity (MM). In this study, we examine the association between end-of-life care and each of the social determinants of health and MM, hypothesizing that higher MM is associated with less aggressive care.

Koroukian, S. M., Schiltz, N. K., Jr., D. F. W., Given, C. W., Schluchter, M., Owusu, C., & Berger, N. A.

Journal of Geriatric Oncology


Skin Cancer in U.S. Elderly Adults: Does Life Expectancy Play a Role in Treatment Decisions?

Objective(s): To examine whether life expectancy influences treatment pattern of nonmelanoma skin cancer, or keratinocyte carcinoma (KC), the most common malignancy and the fifth most costly cancer to Medicare.

Linos, E., Chren, M.-M., Cenzer, I. S., & Covinsky, K. E.

Journal of the American Geriatrics Society