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The following studies were produced by researchers outside of the Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) using hospital, outpatient surgery center, and/or emergency room data collected by AHCA’s Florida Center for Health Information and Transparency.

Quality and Disparities

Prevalence of Diagnosed Mental Disorders Among Florida Adult Appendectomy Patients: Implications for Medical Cost Offset with Mental Health Treatment. The Internet Journal of Mental Health. 2012 Volume 8 Number 1.

State Deregulation and Medicare Costs for Acute Cardiac Care. Medical Care Research and Review. 2012 Oct.

Medicare Managed Care and Primary Care Quality: Examining Racial/Ethnic Effects Across States. Health Care Management Science. 2012 Mar; 15(1):15-28.

Disparities in Postacute Rehabilitation Care for Stroke: An Analysis of the State Inpatient Databases. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. 2011 Aug; 92(8):1220-29.

Disparities in Post-Acute Rehabilitation Care for Joint Replacement. Arthritis Care & Research. 2011 Jul; 63(7):1020-30.

Changing Access to Emergency Care for Patients Undergoing Outpatient Procedures at Ambulatory Surgery Centers: Evidence From Florida. Medical Care Research and Review. 2011 Apr; 68(2):247-58.

Securing a Healthy Future: The Commonwealth Fund State Scorecard on Child Health System Performance, 2011. The Commonwealth Fund. 2011 Feb.

Ambulatory Surgery Center Market Share and Rates of Outpatient Surgery in the Elderly. Surgical Innovation. 2010 Dec; 17(4):340-45.

Annual Report on Health Care for Children and Youth in the United States: Racial/Ethnic and Socioeconomic Disparities in Children's Health Care Quality. Academic Pediatrics. 2010 Mar-Apr; 10(2):95-118.

Certificate of Need (CON) for Cardiac Care: Controversy Over the Contributions of CON. Health Services Research. 2009 Apr; 44 (2 Pt 1): 483-500.

Disparities in Survival among Women with Invasive Cervical Cancer: A Problem of Access to Care. Cancer. 2009 Jan; 115(1):166-78.

Is There a Relationship Between Physician and Facility Volumes of Ambulatory Procedures and Patient Outcomes? Journal of Ambulatory Care Management. 2008 Oct-Dec; 31(4):354-69.

A Comparative Study of Quality Outcomes in Freestanding Ambulatory Surgery Centers and Hospital-Based Outpatient Departments: 1997–2004. Health Services Research. 2008 Oct; 43(5p1):1485-1504.

Quality of Care Differs by Patient Characteristics: Outcome Disparities After Ambulatory Surgical Procedures. American Journal of Medical Quality. 2007 Nov/Dec; 22(6):395-401.

A Comparison of Seasonal Resident and Year-Round Resident Hospitalizations in Florida. Florida Public Health Review. 2005 Jun; 2:63-72.

Effects Of The Malpractice Crisis On Access To And Incidence Of High-Risk Procedures: Evidence From Florida. Health Affairs. 2005 May; 24(3):802-10.

Diseases, Injuries, and Treatments

Factors Associated with High Hospital Resource Use in a Population-Based Study of Children with Orofacial Clefts. Wiley Periodicals. 2015; Birth Defects Research (Part A); 103:127-143.

The Association Between Race/Ethnicity and Major Birth Defects in the United States, 1999–2007. American Journal of Public Health. 2014 Sep; (104)9:e14-23.

Role of health insurance on the survival of infants with congenital heart defects. American Journal of Public Health. 2014 Sep; (104)9:e62-70.

Hospitalizations and associated costs in a population-based study of children with down syndrome born in Florida. Birth Defects Research Part A: Clinical and Molecular Teratology. doi: 10.1002/bdra.23295.

Statewide Task Force on Prescription Drug Abuse and Newborns. Florida Office of the Attorney General, February 2013.

Prevalence and Temporal Trends of Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, and HIV/AIDS Co-infection During Pregnancy Across the Decade, 1998–2007. Journal of Women's Health. 2012 Jan; 21(1):66-72.

Emergency Department Eye Care in Florida: A Study of Principal Payer Sources 2005 Through 2009. Archives of Ophthalmology. 2012 Jan; 130(1):25-32.

Geography or Pathology? Regional Variation in Atrial Septal Defect Closure Rates and Techniques. Cardiology in the Young. 2011 Sep; 21(5):577-84.

Utilization of Minimally Invasive Breast Biopsy for the Evaluation of Suspicious Breast Lesions. American Journal of Surgery. 2011 Aug; 202(2):127-32.

Cost-effectiveness of Respiratory Syncytial Virus Prophylaxis in Various Indications. Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine. 2011 Jun; 165(6):498-505.

How CER Could Pay for Itself — Insights from Vertebral Fracture Treatments. New England Journal of Medicine. 2011 Apr; 364(15):1390-93.

Recent Trends in Hospital Utilization and Mortality for HIV Infection: 2000-2005. Journal of the National Medical Association. 2010 Dec; 102(12):1131-38.

Youth motorcycle-Related Brain Injury by State Helmet Law Type: United States, 2005-2007. Pediatrics. 2010 Dec; 126(6): 1149-55.

Contemporary Costs of HIV Healthcare in the HAART Era. Aids. 2010 Nov; 24(17):2705-15.

Trends and Burden of Bronchiectasis-Associated Hospitalizations in the United States, 1993-2006. Chest. 2010 Oct; 138(4):944-49.

Do All Patients with Carcinoma of the Esophagus Benefit from Treatment at Teaching Facilities? Journal of Surgical Oncology. 2010 Jul; 102(1):18-26.

Hand Injuries in the State of Florida, Are Centers of Excellence Needed? Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery. 2010 Jun; 68(6):1480-90.

Reduction in Acute Gastroenteritis Hospitalizations among US Children After Introduction of Rotavirus Vaccine: Analysis of Hospital Discharge Data from 18 US States. Journal of Infectious Diseases. 2010 Jun; 201(11):1617-24.

Timing of Elective Repeat Cesarean Delivery at Term and Neonatal Outcomes: a Cost Analysis. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology.2010 Jun; 202(6):662.e1-6.

Acute Care Utilization and Rehospitalizations for Sickle Cell Disease. Journal of the American Medical Association. 2010 Apr; 303(13):1288-94.

Impact of Hospital and Surgeon Volumes in the Management of Complicated Portal Hypertension: Review of a Statewide Database in Florida. American Surgeon. 2010 Mar; 76(3):263-69.

Surgery Residency Training Programmes Have Greater Impact on Outcomes after Pancreaticoduodenectomy than Hospital Volume or Surgeon Frequency. HPB. 2010 Feb; 12(1):68-72.

Physician Ownership of Ambulatory Surgery Centers and Practice Patterns for Urological Surgery: Evidence from the State of Florida. Medical Care. 2009 Apr; 47(4):403-10.

Do Pediatric Patients with Trauma in Florida Have Reduced Mortality Rates When Treated in Designated Trauma Centers? Journal of Pediatric Surgery. 2008 Jan ; 43(1):212-21.

Hospitalizations for Anaphylaxis in Florida: Epidemiologic Analysis of a Population-Based Dataset. International Archives of Allergy and Immunology. 2007 Sep; 144(2):128-36.

Descriptive and Clinical Epidemiology of Preeclampsia and Eclampsia in Florida. Ethnicity & Disease. 2007 Autumn; 17(4):736-41.

Correlates of Length of Stay, Cost of Care, and Mortality among Patients Hospitalized for Necrotizing Fasciitis. Epidemiology & infection. 2007 Jul; 135(5):868-76.

TIPS in Florida: Is Its Application a Result of Evidence-Based Medicine? Journal of the American College of Surgeons. 2007 May; 204(5):794-801.

Analysis of Trends in the Florida Trauma System (1991-2003): Changes in Mortality after Establishment of New Centers. Surgery. 2006 Jul; 140(1):34-43.

Evaluation of a Mature Trauma System. Annals of Surgery. 2006 Jun; 243(6):775-85.

Variation in Treatment of Pediatric Spleen Injury at Trauma Centers Versus Nontrauma Centers: A Call for Dissemination of American Pediatric Surgical Association Benchmarks and Guidelines. Journal of the American College of Surgeons. 2006 Feb; 202(2):247-51.

Incidence, Cost, and Mortality of Neutropenia hospitalization Associated with Chemotherapy. Cancer. 2005 May; 103(9): 1916-24.

Pertussis Immunization in the Global Pertussis Initiative North American Region: Recommended Strategies and Implementation Considerations. Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal. 2005 May; 24(5):S83-S86.

Exploring the financial burden of asthma in Florida Department of Health, June 2012.

Useful Links

Florida participates in the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP), sponsored by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). HCUP contains a collection of health care databases that enable research on a variety of health care topics. The following are links to the HCUP website and reports produced by AHRQ using HCUP data.

Healthcare Cost and Utilizations Project (HCUP)

HCUP Statistical Briefs

2010 National Healthcare Quality & Disparities Report

2010 State Snapshots

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