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RWJF Health & Society Scholar Jooyoung Lee advocates home-based mental health care for gunshot victims to recover from the lingering effects of their injuries.
On the RWJF Human Capital Blog
Americans’ life expectancy is increasing more quickly than official government forecasts, RWJF Health & Society Scholar Samir Soneji finds.
June 22, 2012 | Journal Article
Dispensing more medication at one fill may increase adherence and improve health outcomes.
Positive and Negative Spillovers of the Health Disparities Collaboratives in Federally Qualified Health Centers
December 1, 2010 | Journal Article
A study to assess the unintended effects of quality improvement interventions found that the Health Disparities Collaborative intervention had effects beyond what it intended, and that the unintended effects were more positive than negative.
California Hospitals Serving Large Minority Populations Were More Likely Than Others To Employ Ambulance Diversion
August 1, 2012 | Journal Article
It is well documented that racial and ethnic minority populations disproportionately use hospital emergency departments for safety-net care. But what is not known is whether emergency department crowding is disproportionately affecting minority popu ...
July 1, 2012 | Journal Article
Critically ill patients (other than heart attack patients) may be more susceptible to the effects of fluctuating glucose levels.
Comparison of Presenting Complaint vs Discharge Diagnosis for Identifying "Nonemergency" Emergency Department Visits
March 20, 2013 | Journal Article
Emergency department complaints on presenting at an emergency department often do not match up with a patient’s diagnosis on discharge.
June 1, 2012 | Journal Article
Drug risks are often found after market approval. This article reviews prior literature on how the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) communicates risks to the general public and providers, and its impact on drug utilization, health outcomes, a ...
January 1, 2008 | Journal Article
This article examined the impact of congestive heart failure (CHF) and other heart problems on the experience of disability among older adults.
A Phased Cluster-randomized Trial of Rural Hospitals Testing a Quality Collaborative to Improve Heart Failure Care
May 1, 2013 | Journal Article
Nurse staffing stability associated with improved performance measures in heart failure care in rural hospitals according to this study.
What Drives Frequent Emergency Department Use in an Integrated Health System? National Data From the Veterans Health Administration
April 11, 2013 | Journal Article
The sociodemographic and clinical factors associated with frequent ED use within the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) are examined in this study.
April 1, 2013 | Journal Article
Read the perspectives of principal investigators from INQRI-funded implementation sites: strategies, challenges, successes, and lessons learned.