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Tiffany Radcliff, PhD

Associate Clinical Professor


12631 East 19th Avenue

Aurora, CO 80045

303-437-7665

Tiffany.Radcliff@ucdenver.edu

ABOUT ME:

Tiffany Radcliff is an expert in health services research and health economics. Dr. Radcliff received a doctorate in Health Services Research, Policy, and Administration from the University of Minnesota. She primarily studies problems related to market failures in health care systems, ways to improve efficiency in the delivery of services, and improving quality of care for vulnerable or underserved populations such as those in rural areas, patients with limited life expectancy, patients in long-term care settings, the uninsured, and subpopulations with financial or other disadvantages in accessing healthcare services. She serves as principal investigator or co-investigator for several sponsored studies, including a VA-sponsored project to examine peri-operative care and outcomes for elderly hip fracture patients. Her peer-reviewed research has been published in Health Affairs, Archives of Internal Medicine, Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, and others.

RESEARCH INTERESTS:

She has worked in studies related to market failures in health care systems, ways to improve practice efficiency, and improving quality of care for vulnerable or underserved populations such as those in rural areas, patients with limited life expectancy, patients in long-term care settings, the uninsured, and subpopulations with financial or other disadvantages in accessing healthcare services.

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES:

Dr. Radcliff serves as a peer reviewer for a number of clinical and health services journals. She is also a grant proposal reviewer for the Foundation for Informed Medical Decision Making and for the Department of Veterans Affairs. She also serves on several graduate student thesis committees across the UCD campus and has experience teaching courses related to health economics and analysis of secondary (existing) datasets.

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS:

AcademyHealth
Gerontological Society of America (GSA)
American Public Health Association (APHA)
International Health Economics Association/American Society of Health Economists (iHEA/ASHE)

PUBLICATIONS AND GREY LITERATURE:
  1. Connor, Robert A., Roger Feldman, Bryan Dowd, and Tiffany Radcliff. 1997.
    “Which Types of Hospital Mergers Save Consumers Money?” Health Affairs
    16(6):62-74.
  2. Call, Kathleen T., Michelle M. Casey, and Tiffany Radcliff. 2000. “Rural
    Beneficiaries with Chronic Conditions: Does Prevalence Pose a Risk to Medicare
    Managed Care?” Managed Care Quarterly 8(3):48-57.
  3. Christianson, Jon B., Anthony Wellever, Tiffany Radcliff, and David Knutson.
    2000. “How do Urban Organized Delivery Systems Link with Rural Providers?”
    Health Care Management Review 25(3):36-47.
  4. Radcliff, Tiffany A., Michelle Brasure, Jeffrey Stensland, and Ira Moscovice.
    2003. “Understanding Rural Hospital Bypass Behavior.” Journal of Rural Health
    19(3):252-259.
  5. Dobalian, Aram, Jennie Tsao, and Tiffany A. Radcliff. 2003. “Diagnosed
    Mental and Physical Health Conditions in the United States Nursing Home
    Population: Differences in Urban/Rural Facilities.” Journal of Rural Health
    19(4):477-483.
  6. Radcliff, Tiffany A., Aram Dobalian, and R. Paul Duncan. 2005. "A
    Comparison of Seasonal Resident and Year-Round Resident Hospitalizations in
    Florida." Florida Public Health Review 2(1):63-72.
  7. Radcliff, Tiffany A., Murray J. Côté, and R. Paul Duncan. 2005. "The
    Identification of High Cost Patients." Hospital Topics 83(3):17-24.
  8. Hu, Hsou-Mei, R. Paul Duncan, Tiffany Radcliff, Colleen Porter, and Allyson
    Hall. 2006. “Variations in Health Insurance Status for Rural and Urban Non-
    Elderly Adult Residents of Florida, Indiana and Kansas.” Journal of Rural Health
    22(2):147-150.
  9. Hutt, Evelyn A., J. Mark Ruscin, Kitty Corbett, Tiffany A. Radcliff, Andrew M.
    Kramer, Elizabeth M. Williams, Debra Liebrecht, William Klenke, Sheryl
    Hartmann. 2006. “A Multi-faceted Intervention to Implement Guidelines Improved
    Treatment of Nursing Home Acquired Pneumonia in a State Veterans Home.”
    Journal of the American Geriatrics Society 54(11):1694-1700.
  10. Radcliff, Tiffany A., Aram Dobalian, and Cari Levy. 2007. “Do Orders
    Limiting Aggressive Treatment Impact Care for Acute Myocardial Infarction?”
    Journal of the American Medical Directors Association 8(2):91-97.
  11. McGhan, Ryan, Tiffany Radcliff, Ron Fish, E. Rand Sutherland, and Carolyn
    Welsh. 2007. “Predictors of Rehospitalization and Death after Severe Exacerbation
    of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)” Chest 132(6):1748-1755.
  12. Radcliff, Tiffany A., William G. Henderson, Tamara Stoner, Shukri Khuri,
    Michael Dohm, and Evelyn A. Hutt. 2008. “Patient risk factors, operative care, and
    outcomes among older community-dwelling male veterans with hip fracture.”
    Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery –American Volume 90(1):34-42.
  13. Wald, Heidi L., Anne M. Epstein, Tiffany A. Radcliff, and Andrew M.
    Kramer. 2008. “Is Extended Urinary Catheter Use in Older Surgical Patients a
    Patient Safety Problem?” Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology 29(2):116-
    124.
  14. Hutt, Evelyn A., Tiffany A. Radcliff, Debra Liebrecht, Ron Fish, Monica
    McNulty, Andrew M Kramer. 2008. "Associations Among Nurse and CNA
    Hours/Resident/Day and Adherence to Guidelines for Treating Nursing Home
    Acquired Pneumonia." Journals of Gerontology Series A-Biological and Medical
    Sciences 63(10):1105-11.
  15. Michael G. Perri, Marian C. Limacher, Patricia E. Durning, David M. Janicke,
    Lesley D. Lutes, Linda B. Bobroff, Martha Sue Dale, Michael J. Daniels, Tiffany
    A. Radcliff, & A. Daniel Martin. 2008. "Treatment of Obesity in Underserved
    Rural Settings (TOURS): A Randomized Trial of Extended-Care Programs for
    Weight Management." Archives of Internal Medicine 168(21):2347-54.
  16. Levy Cari, Tiffany A Radcliff, Elizabeth T. Williams, and Evelyn Hutt. 2009.
    "Acute myocardial infarction in nursing home residents: Adherence to treatment
    guidelines reduces mortality but why is adherence so low?" Journal of the
    American Medical Directors Association 10(1):56-61.
  17. Radcliff, Tiffany A. and Cari R. Levy. “Examining Guideline-Concordant Care for Acute Myocardial Infarction: the case of hospitalized post-acute and long-term care residents.” Journal of Hospital Medicine. Forthcoming (in press).
  18. Hutt, Evelyn A., Tiffany A. Radcliff, Kathleen Oman, Regina Fink, J. Mark
    Ruscin, Sunny Linnebur, Doug Fish, Debra Liebrecht, Ron Fish, Monica McNulty,
    and Markus Botwinick. “Impact of NHAP Guideline Implementation on Staff and
    Resident Vaccination Rates” Journal of the American Medical Directors
    Association Forthcoming (in press).
  19. Duncan, R. Paul and Tiffany Radcliff, “Nursing Homes and Community-based Long Term Care.” Chapter 18, Critical Issues in Rural Health, Glasgow, Morton, and Johnson, Editors. Ames: Blackwell Publishing. 2004.
  20. Abt Associates, Inc. and the University of Colorado Denver (Radcliff, West, et al.) Evaluation of the Background Check Pilot Program: Final Report.  2008. Cambridge, MA, Abt Associates, Inc. Contract No. 500-00-0015, T.O. 3.