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esearch Briefs are designed to provide readers with in-depth, analytical research results. They include the broader context for the research and lay out the range of related policy implications. Research Briefs offer original HSC research results and are usually based on data from the CTS household or physician surveys, site visits or the Health Tracking Household and Physician Surveys.


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Title Date Document Info  
Putting the Union Label on Health Benefits: Collective Bargaining and Cost-Saving Strategies May 2014 NIHCR Research Brief No. 15  
Inpatient Hospital Prices Drive Spending Variation for Episodes of Care for Privately Insured Patients February 2014 NIHCR Research Brief No. 14  
Privately Insured People’s Use of Emergency Departments: Perception of Urgency is Reality for Patients December 2013 HSC Research Brief No. 31  
The Potential of Reference Pricing to Generate Health Care Savings: Lessons from a California Pioneer December 2013 HSC Research Brief No. 30  
Despite Rapid Growth, Retail Clinic Use Remains Modest November 2013 HSC Research Brief No. 29  
If the Price is Right, Most Uninsured—Even Young Invincibles—Likely to Consider New Health Insurance Marketplaces September 2013 HSC Research Brief No. 28  
High and Varying Prices for Privately Insured Patients Underscore Hospital Market Power September 2013 HSC Research Brief No. 27  
The Surge in Urgent Care Centers: Emergency Department Alternative or Costly Convenience? July 2013 HSC Research Brief No. 26  
Primary Care Workforce Shortages: Nurse Practitioner Scope-of-Practice Laws and Payment Policies February 2013 NIHCR Research Brief No. 13  
Few Americans Switch Employer Health Plans for Better Quality, Lower Costs January 2013 NIHCR Research Brief No. 12  
Employer-Sponsored Insurance and Health Reform: Doing the Math December 2012 NIHCR Research Brief No. 11  
Local Public Hospitals: Changing with the Times November 2012 HSC Research Brief No. 25  
Emergency Preparedness and Community Coalitions: Opportunities and Challenges November 2012 HSC Research Brief No. 24  
U.S. Families' Use of Workplace Clinics, 2007-2010 October 2012 NIHCR Research Brief No. 10  
High-Intensity Primary Care: Lessons for Physician and Patient Engagement October 2012 NIHCR Research Brief No. 9  
Dispelling Myths About Emergency Department Use: Majority of Medicaid Visits Are for Urgent or More Serious Symptoms July 2012 HSC Research Brief No. 23  
Limited Options to Manage Specialty Drug Spending April 2012 HSC Research Brief No. 22  
Great Recession Accelerated Long-Term Decline of Employer Health Coverage March 2012 NIHCR Research Brief No. 8  
Health Status and Hospital Prices Key to Regional Variation in Private Health Care Spending February 2012 NIHCR Research Brief No. 7  
Physician Visits After Hospital Discharge: Implications for Reducing Readmissions December 2011 NIHCR Research Brief No. 6  
A Long and Winding Road: Federally Qualified Health Centers, Community Variation and Prospects Under Reform November 2011 HSC Research Brief No. 21  
Fostering Health Information Technology in Small Physician Practices: Lessons from Independent Practice Associations June 2011 NIHCR Research Brief No. 5  
Health Care Certificate-of-Need Laws: Policy or Politics? May 2011 NIHCR Research Brief No. 4  
Physician Practices, E-Prescribing and Accessing Information to Improve Prescribing Decisions May 2011 HSC Research Brief No. 20  
State Variation in Primary Care Physician Supply: Implications for Health Reform Medicaid Expansions March 2011 HSC Research Brief No. 19  
Coordination Between Emergency and Primary Care Physicians February 2011 NIHCR Research Brief No. 3  
Lessons from the Field: Making Accountable Care Organizations Real January 2011 NIHCR Research Brief No. 2  
Who Are the Uninsured Eligible for Premium Subsidies in the Health Insurance Exchanges? December 2010 HSC Research Brief No. 18  
Workplace Clinics: A Sign of Growing Employer Interest in Wellness December 2010 HSC Research Brief No. 17  
Wide Variation in Hospital and Physician Payment Rates Evidence of Provider Market Power November 2010 HSC Research Brief No. 16  
Employer Wellness Initiatives Grow, but Effectiveness Varies Widely July 2010 NIHCR Research Brief No. 1  
The Economic Recession: Early Impacts on Health Care Safety Net Providers January 2010 HSC Research Brief No. 15  
Individual Insurance: Health Insurers Try to Tap Potential Market Growth November 2009 HSC Research Brief No. 14  
Suburban Poverty and the Health Care Safety Net July 2009 HSC Research Brief No. 13  
Coordination of Care by Primary Care Practices: Strategies, Lessons and Implications April 2009 HSC Research Brief No. 12  
General Hospitals, Specialty Hospitals and Financially Vulnerable Patients April 2009 HSC Research Brief No. 11  
Living on the Edge: Health Care Expenses Strain Family Budgets December 2008 HSC Research Brief No. 10  
Word of Mouth and Physician Referrals Still Drive Health Care Provider Choice December 2008 HSC Research Brief No. 9  
How Engaged Are Consumers in Their Health and Health Care, and Why Does It Matter October 2008 HSC Research Brief No. 8  
A Health Plan Work in Progress: Hospital-Physician Price and Quality Transparency August 2008 HSC Research Brief No. 7  
       
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