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Thirty-Day Readmission Rates for Medicare Beneficiaries by Race and Site of Care

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04 May 2010 ~ Comments Off on Prevalence and correlates of high-quality basic pediatric preventive care

Prevalence and correlates of high-quality basic pediatric preventive care

BACKGROUND: The list of recommended pediatric preventive services has grown considerably in the past decade, and clinician variability, clinician distribution, and other correlates of provision of these basic preventive services (BPS) are not known. OBJECTIVE: To describe the proportion of high-quality basic pediatric preventive services, exclusive of immunizations, reported by parents and to identify sociodemographic […]

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04 May 2010 ~ Comments Off on Identifying underserved ethnic populations within a community: the first step in eliminating health care disparities among racial and ethnic minorities

Identifying underserved ethnic populations within a community: the first step in eliminating health care disparities among racial and ethnic minorities

As set forth by the United States Department of Health and Human Services in Healthy People 2010, the primary goal of the national health promotion and disease prevention plan is to eliminate the health care disparities among racial and ethnic groups. This disparity is due, in part, to unequal health access. However, equal access to […]

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04 May 2010 ~ Comments Off on Pathways to access: health insurance, the health care delivery system, and racial/ethnic disparities, 1996-1999

Pathways to access: health insurance, the health care delivery system, and racial/ethnic disparities, 1996-1999

We examine the roles that insurance coverage, the delivery system, and external factors play in explaining persistent disparities in access among racial and ethnic groups of all ages. Using data from the 1996-1999 Medical Expenditure Panel Surveys and regression-based decomposition methods, we find that our measures of health care system capacity explain little and that […]

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04 May 2010 ~ Comments Off on Changes in access to care, 1977-1996: the role of health insurance

Changes in access to care, 1977-1996: the role of health insurance

OBJECTIVE: To describe changes in Americans’ access to care over the last 20 years focusing on the uninsured, Hispanic American, and young adult populations, and to analyze the factors underlying these changes with a particular focus on the role of health insurance. DATA SOURCES/STUDY SETTING: Data from the 1977 National Medical Care Expenditure Survey, the […]

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04 May 2010 ~ Comments Off on Organization seeks public comment on plan for underserved communities

Organization seeks public comment on plan for underserved communities

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04 May 2010 ~ Comments Off on Improving mental health for ethnic older adults

Improving mental health for ethnic older adults

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04 May 2010 ~ Comments Off on Impact of health insurance status on vaccination coverage in children 19-35 months old, United States, 1993-1996

Impact of health insurance status on vaccination coverage in children 19-35 months old, United States, 1993-1996

OBJECTIVES: To show how health insurance (privately and publicly insured, insured and uninsured) relates to vaccination coverage in children 19-35 months old, and how this can be used to better target public health interventions. METHODS: The National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) gathers information on the health and health care of the U.S. non-institutionalized population through […]

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04 May 2010 ~ Comments Off on Integrating research on racial and ethnic disparities in health care over place and time.[comment]

Integrating research on racial and ethnic disparities in health care over place and time.[comment]

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04 May 2010 ~ Comments Off on Improving health insurance coverage for Latino children: a review of barriers, challenges and State strategies

Improving health insurance coverage for Latino children: a review of barriers, challenges and State strategies

OBJECTIVES: To summarize key findings on disparities in health insurance coverage for latino children, to present selected socioeconomic and healthcare access indicators for the nine states with latino populations over 500,000, and to recommend state strategies to increase public health insurance coverage for latino children. METHODS: Literature review performed on latino children and health insurance […]

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