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Pennsylvania Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Needs and Capacity Assessment

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August 15, 2005

HSR conducted a needs and capacity assessment for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, focusing on the Maternal and Child Health (MCH) service system and the needs of MCH populations, including children with special health care needs.

Preventing Early Childhood Caries: Lessons from the Field

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May 1, 2005

Altarum's for-profit subsidiary, Health Systems Research, Inc. (HSR) recently co-authored an article titled, "Preventing Early Childhood Caries: Lessons from the Field," in the journal Pediatric Dentistry.

Simulating the Allocation of Organs for Transplantation

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December 22, 2004

The demand for donated organs greatly exceeds supply and many candidates die awaiting transplantation.

Drilling for Results: The Quest for Objective Exercise Evaluations

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December 22, 2004

In March 2004, the Texas Institute for Health Policy Research (TIHPR), a nonprofit health policy think-tank in Austin, Texas, in collaboration with Altarum, began developing quantifiable exercise metrics for the Texas Department of Health (TDH).

Using Models and Data to Support Optimization of the Military Health System: A Case Study in an Intensive Care Unit

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December 22, 2004

Optimizing health care delivery – improving processes to reduce impediments to care – is an important goal of the Military Health System. Models and data can be effective tools to assist managers in achieving this goal.

Simulating the Response of a Rural Acute Health-care Delivery System to a Bioterrorist Attack

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December 22, 2004

This paper demonstrates the applicability of discrete event simulation to planning the response of a rural acute health care delivery system to a bioterrorist attack.

Child Health USA 2004

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December 15, 2004

Since 1998, HSR has worked with the Health Resources and Services Administration to produce Child Health USA, an annual report on the health status and service needs of children in the United States.

Women’s Health USA 2004

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December 15, 2004

Since 2002, HSR has produced the annual report sponsored by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau and the Health Resources and Services Administration Office of Women’s Health on the health status of women in the United States.

Bone Health and Osteoporosis: A Report of the Surgeon General

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October 15, 2004

Health Systems Research, Inc. (HSR) was commissioned by the Office of the Surgeon General (OSG) to help edit, coordinate, produce, write, and design Bone Health and Osteoporosis: A Surgeon General's Report, which was released in October 2004.

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Debunking the Argument that the Bundled Payment for Care Improvement Program (BPCI) Contributed to Higher Procedure Volumes

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A recent study linked Medicare’s Bundled Payment for Care Improvement (BPCI) focusing on lower extremity joint replacements to lower costs of care.

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