Papers, Abstracts & Policy Briefs

Publications

1. Riddell TJ, Solon O, Quimbo SA, Tan CM, Butrick E, Peabody JW. “Elevated Blood Levels among Children Living in the Rural Philippines,” The Bulletin of the World Health Organization 2007;85(9):649-732. Abstract

2. Solon O, Riddell TJ, Quimbo SA, Butrick E, Aylward GP, Bacate ML, Peabody JW. “Associations Between Cognitive Function, Blood Lead Concentration, and Nutrition Among Children in the Central Philippines,” The Journal of Pediatrics 2008;152(2):237-243.e1. Abstract

3. Shimkhada R, Peabody JW, Quimbo S, Solon O. “The Quality Improvement Demonstration Study: An Example of Evidence-Based Policy-Making in Practice.” Health Research Policy and Systems 2008 Mar 25;6:5. Abstract

4. Quimbo SA, Peabody JW, Shimkhada R, Woo K, Solon O. “Should We Have Confidence if a Provider is Accredited? A Study of the Relative Impacts of Accreditation and Insurance Payments on Quality of Care in the Philippines,” Social Science and Medicine (in press).

5. Solon O, Peabody JW, Woo K, Quimbo SA, Florentino J, Shimkhada R. “A Cost-Effective Approach to Improving Access to Care Using Policy Navigators” (under external review).

6. Butrick E, Peabody JW, Solon O, DeSalvo KB, Quimbo SA. “A Comparison of Biomarkers and a Single-Item Subjective Health Status Measure Among Children in a Developing Country” (under external review).

7. Solon O, Woo K, Quimbo SA, Peabody JW, Florentino J, Shimkhada R. “A Novel Method for Measuring Health Care System Performance: Experience from QIDS in the Philippines” (under external review).

8. Quimbo S, Florentino J, Peabody JW, Shimkhada R, Panelo C, Solon O. “The Under-Utilization of Social Insurance Among the Poor through Improved Awareness: Evidence from the Philippines” (under external review).

9. Peabody JW, Shimkhada R, Quimbo S, Florentino J, Bacate MF, Solon O. “A Randomized Experiment Introducing Incentives to Improve Quality of Care” (in progress)

Policy Briefs

Findings and results from the QIDS Study Team.

Download Policy Briefs (PDF)

  1. Policy Brief 1 (Sept 2005)
    Has quality of care improved? Comparing Results from the Baseline and First Quarterly Surveys (Part I) (120.01 kB)
  2. Policy Brief 2 (Nov 2005)
    Has quality of care improved? Comparing Results from the Baseline and First Quarterly Surveys (Part II) (105.46 kB)
  3. Policy Brief 3 (April 2006)
    PhilHealth Support in QIDS Sites (137.89 kB)
  4. Policy Brief 4 (May 2006)
    Lead exposure among Visayan children: An Unanticipated Finding of QIDS (97.52 kB)
  5. Policy Brief 5 (Oct 2006)
    QIDS Commences Round 2 Surveys (143.45 kB)
  6. Policy Brief 6 (May 2007)
    Physician Satisfaction and the QIDS Bonus Scheme (139.34 kB)
  7. Policy Brief 7 (May 2007)
    Improving Utilization Patterns through the QIDS Access Intervention (118.51 kB)
  8. Policy Brief 8 (July 2007)
    Improved Access to Health Care for those most in Need: Enrollment update on the PhilHealth Indigent Program (88.44 kB)
  9. Policy Brief 9 (March 2008)
    Underutilization of PhilHealth benefits for hospitalization (32.75 kB)
  10. Policy Brief 10 (July 2008)
    QIDS Round 2 Data Collection: Lessons from a National Health Policy Experiment (131.06 kB)
  11. Policy Brief 11 (October 2008)
    QIDS Access Intervention Improves the Timeliness of Health-seeking Behavior, Reduces Delays in Seeking Care and Lowers Costs (138.76 kB)

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Conference Abstracts

Butrick E, Peabody JW, Solon O, Quimbo SA. “Does Giving Health Insurance Increase Utilization? A Model for Predicting Utilization in Public Hospitals in Rural Areas of the Philippines,” Global Health Forum, Cairo, Egypt, January 31, 2005.

Peabody JW, Solon O, Quimbo SA, Elwell K. “Measuring Quality of Care in District Hospitals: Monitoring Policy Change in the Central Philippines,” International Forum on Safety and Quality in Health Care, Barcelona, Spain, April 18 – 20, 2007.

Peabody JW, Yee K, Valera M, Solon O, Quimbo SA. “A Randomized Policy Experiment in the Philippines,” Forum 11, Beijing, China, October 29, 2007 – November 2, 2007.

Solon O, Riddell TJ, Quimbo SA, Butrick E, Aylward GP, Bacate ML, Peabody JW. “The Impact of Folate on Cognitive Decline Due to Lead Poisoning: A Study of Children in the Central Philippines,” Unite For Sight 5th Annual International Health Conference, New Haven, Connecticut, April 12 – 13, 2008.

Shimkhada R, Peabody JW, Solon O, Quimbo SA. “The Quality Improvement Demonstration Study (QIDS): Evidence-Based Policy-Making in Practice in the Philippines,” Evidence Soup for the Policy-Maker’s Soul, University of British Columbia Centre for Health Services and Policy Research, Vancouver, Canada, March 4-5, 2008.

Abstracts/Conference Presentations

Quimbo SA. “Quality of Care and Provider Payment.” Scientific Symposium of Philippine Health Insurance Corporation, Manila, Philippines, February 23, 2006.

Quimbo SA. “Linking Quality of Care with Provider Payment.” University of the Philippines School of Economics Friday Seminar Series, Quezon City, Philippines, March 10, 2006.

Solon O, Peabody JW, Quimbo SA, Butrick E, Tan C, Florentino J, Riddell T, Strand J, Marcaida R. “Results from QIDS: An unanticipated finding of lead exposure in children 5 and younger.” Second National conference on Population Health and Environment, Cebu, Philippines, March 16, 2006.

Peabody JW. “Quality of Care in District Hospitals: Findings from the QIDS Baseline Survey.” University of the Philippines School of Economics Friday Seminar Series, Quezon City, Philippines, August 26, 2006.

Peabody JW, Solon O, Butrick E, De Salvo K, Quimbo SA. “Health Status of Filipino Children: Biologic and Subjective Measures Used in the Quality Improvement Demonstration Study (QIDS).” Population Association of America Meeting, Los Angeles, CA, March 30, 2006.

Quimbo SA, Peabody JW, Solon O. “Linking Quality of Care and Provider Payment: Findings from Central Philippines,” International Forum on Safety and Quality in Health Care, Barcelona, Spain, April 18 – 20, 2007.

Solon O, Quimbo SA, Peabody JW. “Provider Payments and Quality of Care: Will Bonuses Work?” International Conference on Global Health, Washington, D.C., May 29, 2007 – June 1, 2007.

Quimbo SA, Yee K, Solon O, Peabody JW. “Improving Access to Care for Indigent Children: Increasing Enrollment in the Phil Health Indigent Program,” Forum 11, Beijing, China, October 29, 2007 – November 2, 2007.

Peabody JW. “A Method for Institutionalizing Quality into the Health Care System of a Developing Country: The Experience with Q* from QIDS in the Philippines,” Conference on Quality in Health Care in Low- and Middle-Income Countries, Manila, Philippines, October 25, 2007.

Solon O, Peabody J, Quimbo SA, Shimkhada R, Florentino J. “How Will Expanded Insurance Benefits and Quality Improvements Change Patient Behavior?” Philippine Economic Society Conference. Manila, November 14-16, 2007.

Peabody J, Solon O, Quimbo SA, Woo K, Shimkhada R. “Are Quality Bonuses Effective? Evidence from Selected Philippine Public Hospitals.” International Forum on Quality and Safety in Healthcare. Paris, April 23-25, 2008.

Quimbo SA, Peabody JW, Shimkhada R, Yee K, Solon O. “Provider Accreditation: Is it Necessary and/or Sufficient?” 7th International Conference on Health Economics, Management and Policy, Athens, Greece, July 10-13, 2008.