Northwest Dent 2008 Mar-Apr;87(2):46-8
Sterling Retirement Resources, Inc, St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA.
Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 2022 02;37(3)
Department of Psychiatry, University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, New York, USA.
Objectives: To examine the relationship between loneliness and self-reported delay or avoidance of medical care among community-dwelling older adults during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.Methods: Analyses of data from a nationally representative survey administered in June of 2020, in COVID-19 module of the Health and Retirement Study. Bivariate and multivariable analyses determined associations of loneliness with the likelihood of, reasons for, and types of care delay or avoidance. Read More
Work Aging Retire 2022 Jan 23;8(1):51-73. Epub 2021 Jun 23.
Department of Epidemiology, University of Washington School of Public Health, Seattle, WA, USA.
The working lives of Americans have become less stable over the past several decades and older adults may be particularly vulnerable to these changes in employment quality (EQ). We aimed to develop a multidimensional indicator of EQ among older adults and identify EQ and retirement trajectories in the United States. Using longitudinal data on employment stability, material rewards, workers' rights, working-time arrangements, unionization, and interpersonal power relations from the Health and Retirement Study (HRS), we used principal component analysis to construct an EQ score. Read More
Healthc (Amst) 2020 Dec 28;8(4):100490. Epub 2020 Oct 28.
Center for Clinical Informatics and Improvement Research, Department of Medicine University of California, San Francisco 3333 California St, Suite 265, San Francisco, CA, 94118, USA. Electronic address:
Objective: To describe the association between longitudinal enrollment in Medicare Advantage (MA) and utilization, access, quality of care, and health outcomes for beneficiaries with complex health needs.Data Sources/study Setting: Beneficiary characteristics, enrollment, and outcomes data from the 2004-2016 waves of the Health and Retirement Study (HRS).Study Design: Using the HRS panel structure, we identified beneficiaries consistently reporting high needs as well as enrollment in MA versus traditional Medicare (TM). Read More
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 2020 11 29;117(46):29202-29211. Epub 2020 Oct 29.
Department of Psychology, University of Copenhagen, 1353 Copenhagen K, Denmark.
Humans are considered a highly cooperative species. Through cooperation, we can tackle shared problems like climate change or pandemics and cater for shared needs like shelter, mobility, or healthcare. However, cooperation invites free-riding and can easily break down. Read More