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February 2008

Health Services Research Publishes Two-Volume Special Issue on State-Level Research

In December 2007 and February 2008, Health Services Research published two volumes entitled “State-Level Health Service Delivery, Access, and Practice: Improving Research and Policy.” The first volume, "Using State-Level Evidence to Inform Policy," focuses on unique methodologies and approaches that can be used to facilitate state-level research. The second volume, "Evidence of Impact in State Initiatives to Improve Medicaid/SCHIP," looks more specifically at the key state-level public programs of Medicaid and SCHIP and addresses a broad range of specific issues. As one guest editor notes: “These volumes comprise the best state-level health services research being done today, and provide an introduction to several health services researchers who work primarily within states to inform local policy development.”

The following titles represent a variety of topics covered in the special issue:

  • Assessing Potential Enrollment and Budgetary Effects of SCHIP Premiums: Findings from Arizona and Kentucky
  • Assessing the Value of the National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) for Studying Changes in State Coverage Policies: The Case of New York
  • Impatient Hospital Utilization among the Uninsured Near Elderly: Data and Policy Implications for West Virginia
  • Medicaid HMO Penetration and Its Mix: Did Increased Penetration Affect Physician Participation in Urban Markets?
  • Uninsurance among Children Whose Parents are Losing Medicaid Coverage: Results from a Statewide Survey of Oregon Families

To read more about the research articles in this special issue of Health Services Research, please visit the journal’s Web site at (subscription required).