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Research Studies is a monthly compilation of research articles funded by AHRQ or authored by AHRQ researchers and recently published in journals or newsletters.
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Olin SC, O'Connor BC, Storfer-Isser A
Access to care for youth in a state mental health system: a simulated patient approach.
The researchers examined access to psychiatric care for adolescents with depression in outpatient specialty clinics within a state mental health system, using a simulated patient approach. They concluded that access to psychiatric care for youth with depression was variable in a state system. State-sponsored trainings on strategies to reduce wait times appear to improve care access.
Citation: Olin SC, O'Connor BC, Storfer-Isser A . Access to care for youth in a state mental health system: a simulated patient approach. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry 2016 May;55(5):392-9. doi: 10.1016/j.jaac.2016.02.014.
Keywords: Access to Care, Children/Adolescents, Behavioral Health, Depression, Training
Leary JC, Schainker EG, Leyenaar JK
The unwritten rules of mentorship: facilitators of and barriers to effective mentorship in pediatric hospital medicine.
This study aimed to characterize successful pediatric hospitalists' past and current mentorship experiences and identify facilitators of and barriers to effective mentorship in pediatric hospital medicine (PHM). They found that several themes emerged regarding facilitators of and barriers to effective mentorship in PHM. These "unwritten rules of mentorship" may serve as a guide to establish and maintain beneficial mentorship relationships and overcome challenges.
Citation: Leary JC, Schainker EG, Leyenaar JK . The unwritten rules of mentorship: facilitators of and barriers to effective mentorship in pediatric hospital medicine. Hosp Pediatr 2016 Apr;6(4):219-25. doi: 10.1542/hpeds.2015-0108..
Keywords: Education: Continuing Medical Education, Hospitals, Children/Adolescents, Quality Improvement, Training
Farra S, Miller ET, Gneuhs M
Evacuation performance evaluation tool.
The authors described the development and implications of a disaster evacuation performance tool that measures one portion of the very complex process of evacuation. The tool was pilot tested with an administrative, medical, and nursing leadership group and then implemented with a group of healthcare workers during a disaster exercise. The authors found that the Delphi process based on the conceptual framework of DeVellis yielded a psychometrically sound evacuation performance evaluation tool for a neonatal intensive care unit.
Citation: Farra S, Miller ET, Gneuhs M . Evacuation performance evaluation tool. Am J Disaster Med 2016 Spring;11(2):131-36. doi: 10.5055/ajdm.2016.0232.
Keywords: Emergency Preparedness, Hospitals, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), Children/Adolescents, Training
Boyer DL, Nishisaki A
Evaluating patient outcomes in medical education research: mission impossible?*.
This editorial examines evaluation of the impact of pediatric supplemental crisis resource management (CRM) training among first- and second-year residents. The author suggests that increasing CRM training and using debriefing for skill retention may link this training to patient outcomes.
Citation: Boyer DL, Nishisaki A . Evaluating patient outcomes in medical education research: mission impossible?*. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2014 May;15(4):382-4. doi: 10.1097/pcc.0000000000000116..
Keywords: Education: Continuing Medical Education, Outcomes, Children/Adolescents, Training