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Lauren Nicholas's Select Publications

Journal Articles

Dimick, J., Lauren Nicholas, A. Ryan, J. Thumma, and J. Birkmeyer. 2013. "Bariatric surgery complications before vs after implementation of a national policy restricting coverage to centers of excellence." JAMA-Journal of the American Medical Association, 309(8): 792-9. PMCID: PMC3785293. DOI. Abstract.

Nicholas, Lauren. Forthcoming. "Better quality of care or healthier patients? Hospital utilization by Medicare advantage and fee-for-service enrollees." Forum for Health Economics & Policy. NIHMSID: NIHMS464282.

Norton, Edward, Lauren Nicholas, and Sean Huang. Forthcoming. "Informal Care and Inter-vivos Transfers:Results from the National Longitudinal Survey of Mature Women." The B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy. NIHMSID: NIHMS464289. DOI.

McInerney, Melissa, Jennifer Mellor, and Lauren Nicholas. Forthcoming. "Recession Depression: Mental Health Effects of the 2008 Stock Market Crash." Journal of Health Economics. DOI.

Nicholas, Lauren, and Justin Dimick. Forthcoming. "Bariatric Surgery in Minority Patients Before and After Implementation of a Centers of Excellence Program." JAMA-Journal of the American Medical Association. NIHMSID: NIHMS525334. DOI.

Dimick, J., D. Staiger, Nicholas Osborne, Lauren Nicholas, and J. Birkmeyer. 2012. "Composite measures for rating hospital quality with major surgery." Health Services Research, 47(5): 1861-79. PMCID: PMC3448279. DOI. Abstract.

Nicholas, Lauren, Justin B. Dimick, and Theodore J. Iwashyna. 2011. "Do Hospitals Alter Patient Care Effort Allocations Under Pay-for-Performance?" Health Services Research, 46(1 part I): 61–81. PMCID: PMC3034262. DOI. Abstract.

Nicholas, Lauren. 2011. "Can Food Stamps Help to Reduce Medicare Spending on Diabetes?" Economics & Human Biology, 9(1): 1-13. PMCID: PMC3032985. DOI. Abstract.

Osborne, Nicholas H., Amir A. A. Ghaferi, Lauren Nicholas, and Justin B. Dimick. 2011. "Evaluating Popular Media and Internet-Based Hospital Quality Ratings for Cancer Surgery." Archives of Surgery, 146(5): 600-604. Abstract.

Nicholas, Lauren. 2011. "Modeling the Impact of Medicare Advantage Payment Cuts on Ambulatory Care Sensitive and Elective Hospitalizations." Health Services Research, 46(5): 1417-1435. PMCID: PMC3207185. DOI. Abstract.

Nicholas, Lauren, Kenneth M. Langa, Theodore J. Iwashyna, and David Weir. 2011. "Regional Variation in the Association Between Advance Directives and End-of-Life Medicare Expenditures." Journal of the American Medical Association, 306(13): 1447-1453. PMCID: PMC3332047. DOI. Abstract.

Nicholas, Lauren, John Birkmeyer, Justin Dimick, and Nick Osborne. 2010. "Hospital process compliance and surgical outcomes in Medicare beneficiaries." Archives of Surgery, 145(10): 999-104. PMCID: PMC2959198. DOI. Abstract.

Osborne, Nicholas H., Lauren Nicholas, Amir A. Ghaferi, Gilbert R. Upchurch , and Justin B. Dimick. 2010. "Do Popular Media and Internet-Based Hospital Quality Ratings Identify Hospitals with Better Cardiovascular Surgery Outcomes?" Journal of the American College of Surgeons, 210(1): 87-92. DOI. Abstract.

Dimick, Justin B., Nicholas Osborne, Lauren Nicholas, and John D. Birkmeyer. 2009. "Identifying High-Quality Bariatric Surgery Centers: Hospital Volume or Risk-Adjusted Outcomes?" Journal of the American College of Surgeons, 209(6): 702-706. DOI. Abstract.

Biles, Brian, Geraldine Dallek, and Lauren Nicholas. 2004. "Medicare Advantage: Déjà Vu All Over Again?" Health Affairs, Suppl Web Exclusives:W4-586-97. DOI.

PSC Reports

Nicholas, Lauren. 2009. "Who Joins Medicare Managed Care? Voluntary Enrollment and Positive Selection." PSC Research Report No. 09-670. February 2009. Abstract. PDF.

Nicholas, Lauren. 2009. "Does Managed Care Reduce Federal Spending? Evidence from Medicare." PSC Research Report No. 09-671. February 2009. Abstract. PDF.

Nicholas, Lauren. 2009. "Medicare Advantage? The Effects of Managed Care on Quality of Care." PSC Research Report No. 09-672. February 2009. Abstract. PDF.