- The Core can provide access to a readily available collection of databases, including IBM Marketscan Commercial Claims, Medicare Fee for Service Claims and All Payer Inpatient and Emergency Department administrative discharge records.
- While access to some databases require administrative approvals, several databases can be accessed quickly with little or no administrative burden.
- The Core can provide guidance and assist with the acquisition of data for new projects.
- With ready access to a rich collection of claims data at little or no cost, our aim is to make use of such data feasible for small and pilot projects with a short timeline.
- The Core can assist in developing preliminary evidence in preparation for grant applications.
- The Core can provide consultative support and assistance with identifying and acquiring claims and administrative data. The core staff can assist with grant writing and acquisition of data on funded grants.
- HSR Core faculty has expertise in health economics, health policy and cost evaluation, and econometric modeling, and can assist in identifying expertise and resources not locally available.
- The Core faculty can collaborate in the development and implementation of grant-funded studies. We anticipate such studies to take the form of Core members serving as co-investigators.
Fees and Costs
- Consultations are free and we can clarify the fees and costs specific to each project.
- We do not charge fees for access to data. However, some databases require staff time for obtaining access to new users (e.g., for amendment of data use agreement); the user will have to pay for the staff time.
- As all data are HIPAA protected, access to data and statistical software are provided on an institutional IT server. We anticipate that most studies will not incur any IT-related charges. However, depending on special storage and software needs, there may be charges.
- Users will be charged for faculty and staff time for assistance with data processing, study design, measurement development and statistical analyses.
For more details please refer to the HSR Core Frequently Asked Questions.
- Schulson L, Lin MY, Paasche-Orlow MK, Hanchate AD. Limited English Proficient Patient Visits and Emergency Department Admission Rates for Ambulatory Care Sensitive Conditions in California: a retrospective cohort study. Journal of General Internal Medicine. 2021
- Perkins RB, Legler A, Jansen E, Bernstein J, Joseph N, Eun TJ, Biancarelli DL, Schuch TJ, Leschly K, Fenton A, Adams B, Clark JA, Drainoni ML, Hanchate AD. Long-term effectiveness of a multi-level intervention to improve HPV vaccination rates. Pediatrics. 2020.
- Carey K, Morgan JR, Lin MY, Kain MS, Creevy WR. Patient Outcomes Following Total Joint Replacement Surgery: A Comparison of Hospitals and Ambulatory Surgery Centers. J Arthroplasty. 2020;35(1):7-11.
- Hanchate AD, Paasche-Orlow MK, Dyer SK, Baker WE, Banerjee S, Lin M, Li T, Feldman J. Comparing Emergency Department Destination of Emergency Medical Services Transport of Co-located Patients by Race/Ethnicity and Geography. JAMA Network Open. 2019: 2(9): e1910816-e1910816.
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- Hanchate AD, Dyer SK, Paasche-Orlow MK, Baker WE, Banerjee S, Lin M, Xue WD, Feldman J. Disparities in Emergency Department Visits among Co-located Racial/Ethnic Medicare Enrollees. Ann Emerg Med. 2018
- Hanchate AD, Baker WE, Paasche-Orlow MK, Feldman J. Ambulance Diversion and ED Destination by Race/Ethnicity: Evaluation of Massachusetts' Ambulance Diversion Ban. BMC Health Services Research. 2022
- Bancks MP, Lin M, Bertoni A, Futrell WM, Liu Z, Ostasiewski B, Wells BJ, Hanchate AD. Impact of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) pandemic on diabetes care among a North Carolina patient population. Clinical Diabetes. 2022
- Hanchate AD, Qi D, Stopyra J, Paasche-Orlow MK, Baker WE, Feldman J. Potential Bypassing of Nearest ED by Emergency Medical Service Transports. Health Services Research. 2022 Apr; 57(2):300-310. PMID: 34723392.
- Hanchate AD, Qi D, Paasche-Orlow MK, Lasser KE, Liu Z, Lin M, Lewis KH. ACA Affordable Care Act Medicaid Expansion and Elective Bariatric Surgery Use. JAMA Health Forum 2021.
- Lin MY, Mishra G, Ellison J, Osei-Poku G, Prentice JC. Differences in patient outcomes after outpatient GI endoscopy across settings: a statewide matched cohort study. Gastrointest Endosc. 2022 Jun;95(6):1088-1097.e17
- Lin MY, Kim J, Sheldrick RC, Bair-Merritt MH, Durham MP, Feinberg E, Cole MB. Five-Year Trends in Pediatric Mental Health Emergency Department Visits in Massachusetts: A Population-Based Cohort Study. J Pediatr. 2022 Jul;246:199-206.e17