4295.0 Health Services Research: Research Methods and Access to Care

Tuesday, November 9, 2010: 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
The purpose of the session is to assess various research methods useful in measuring access to care, health services utilization patterns, and settings in which care is delivered. Special focus is on persons with fatiguing illnesses, premature and low-birthweight infants, and patients with major depression at risk of suicide. County and community level approaches to improving access are highlighted.
Session Objectives: 1. Identify three barriers to healthcare in persons with chronic fatiguing illnesses. 2. List ways a community-based researcher can contribute to community health planning coalitions in a meaningful way. 3. Describe the use of Natural Language Processing (NLP) to detect measurable suicidality outcomes from electronic health record (EHR) data. 4. Explain why national- and state-level proposals for improving health should consider the county as a fundamental unit of health insurance coverage. 5. Assess the relative efficiency of NICU and non-NICU inpatient settings for pre-term deliveries after accounting for adverse selection and mortality censoring.
Katherine S. Virgo, PhD, MBA

Access to healthcare and healthcare utilization in chronic fatiguing illnesses
Dana J. Brimmer, PhD, MPH, Jin- Mann S. Lin, PhD, James Jones, MD and William C. Reeves, MD, MSc
Predictors of patient preference toward primary health care
Ruth Wetta-Hall, RN, PhD, MPH, MSN, Eric Chau, MD, Amy Chesser, PhD, MA and S. Edwards Dismuke, MD, MSPH
County as a Fundamental Unit of Analysis of Health Insurance Coverage in the United States
Tennille Marley, MPH, Lisa Cacari-Stone, PhD, Sonia Bettez, MSW, Blake Boursaw, MS and Howard Waitzkin, MD, PhD

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Organized by: Medical Care
Endorsed by: Epidemiology, Social Work

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)

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