Our work in Journal Articles
The Impact of Direct-to-Consumer Advertising on Outpatient Care Utilization
Neeraj Sood and colleagues inform the debate about direct-to-consumer advertising by analyzing the effects of ads on office visits and treatment courses for five common chronic conditions.
Does the Market Reward Quality? Evidence from India
The study provides insight into at what drives quality of care in the private sector and why patients seek care from poor quality providers.Categorized in Research
Cost-Effectiveness Models for Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias: IPECAD Modeling Workshop Cross-Comparison Challenge
Researchers established a collaboration framework to assess cost-effectiveness outcomes, an important step toward transparent and credible Alzheimer’s Disease models.
108 Characteristics of Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act Citations and Their Association With Patient Death
The Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act (EMTALA) was enacted in 1968 in response to reports of inadequate, delayed, or denied treatments of patients due to their insurance status, or lack thereof.
Comparison of Catastrophic Out-of-Pocket Medical Expenditure Among Older Adults in the United States and South Korea: What Affects the Apparent Difference?
Medical spending rises sharply with age. Even with universal health insurance, older adults may be at risk of catastrophic out-of-pocket medical spending.
Comparison of Estimated No Surprises Act Qualifying Payment Amounts and Payments to In-Network and Out-of-Network Emergency Medicine Professionals
A payment rule in the No Surprise Act will likely lead to lower rates for emergency medicine procedures due to reduced bargaining power from hospital and physician groups.
Using Dynamic Microsimulation to Project Cognitive Function in the Elderly Population
A long-term projection model based on nationally representative data and tracking disease progression across Alzheimer’s disease continuum is important for economics evaluation of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias (ADOD) therapy.
Insurers Negotiate Lower Hospital Prices for HIX Than for Commercial Groups
USC researches compare health insurance exchange plans, commercial plans and Medicare Advantage plans.
Sociodemographic and Health Status Differences in Delaying Medical Care During the COVID-19 Pandemic Among Older Adults: Findings From the Health and Retirement Study
During the COVID-19 Pandemic, adults in the United States reported delaying medical care, which may be tied risk of infection and local policies limiting appointment.
Global, Regional and National Trends in Statin Utilisation in High-Income and Low/Middle-Income Countries, 2015–2020
USC researchers examine recent trends and disparities in statin utilisation at the income group, regional and country levels.