The goal of the study is to develop information to improve clinical care and efficacy of coverage. Using data from the Health Care Cost Institute (HCCI), the researchers will determine the impact of patient cost sharing on timely presentation with and receipt of optimal care for the most common and morbid surgical and vascular conditions. They will link HCCI data to additional datasets including the American Hospital Association Annual Survey and the University of Wisconsin Neighborhood Atlas to evaluate high versus low cost sharing incurred for the index hospitalization and to determine if there is an interaction between low socioeconomic status and high cost sharing. Deliverables will include a project work plan and final narrative report. The researchers will also produce paper(s) suitable for publication and present findings at national research meetings and to other stakeholder audiences as appropriate, including policymakers at the federal, state, and local levels and other key stakeholders, as part of the deliverables for this grant.

Principal Investigator

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Andrew Loehrer, M.D., M.P.H.

Assistant Professor of Surgery - Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

Andrew P. Loehrer, M.D., M.P.H. is an Assistant Professor of Surgery and of The Dartmouth Institute at Dartmou... Read Bio

Grant: #76779
Grantee Institution: Dartmouth-Hitchcock Clinic
Grant Period: 9/15/19 – 9/14/20