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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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Roman LA, Raffo JE, Dertz K
Understanding perspectives of African American Medicaid-insured women on the process of perinatal care: an opportunity for systems improvement.
The purpose of this study was to explore the perspectives of Medicaid-insured women about their experiences of perinatal care across a continuum of clinical and community-based services. It found that many women experienced difficulties engaging in early care, getting more help, and understanding and communicating with their providers, with some reporting socio-economic and racial bias in care.
Citation: Roman LA, Raffo JE, Dertz K . Understanding perspectives of African American Medicaid-insured women on the process of perinatal care: an opportunity for systems improvement. Matern Child Health J 2017 Dec;21(Suppl 1):81-92. doi: 10.1007/s10995-017-2372-2.
Keywords: Access to Care, Maternal Care, Medicaid, Pregnancy, Racial / Ethnic Minorities
Sohn H, Timmermans S
Social effects of health care reform: Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act and changes in volunteering.
This article examined whether public health policy interventions result in pro-social behaviors. Specifically, it examined the association between Medicaid and volunteer work. Volunteerism is implicated in individuals' health and well-being yet it is highly correlated with a person's existing socioeconomic resources. The investigators found that increased volunteer work associated with Medicaid was greater among minority groups and narrowed existing ethnic differences in volunteerism in states that expanded Medicaid eligibility.
Citation: Sohn H, Timmermans S . Social effects of health care reform: Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act and changes in volunteering. Socius 2017 Jan-Dec;3. doi: 10.1177/2378023117700903..
Keywords: Medicaid, Policy, Racial / Ethnic Minorities
Zhang SM, McGoy SL, Dawes D
The potential for elimination of racial-ethnic disparities in HIV treatment initiation in the Medicaid population among 14 southern states.
This study explored racial/ethnic disparities in the initiation of antiretroviral treatment among HIV-infected Medicaid enrollees in 14 Southern States. It found no significant differences between blacks and non-Hispanic whites but Hispanic/Latino persons were significantly less likely to receive antiretroviral treatment.
AHRQ-funded; HS022444; HS019470
Citation: Zhang SM, McGoy SL, Dawes D . The potential for elimination of racial-ethnic disparities in HIV treatment initiation in the Medicaid population among 14 southern states. PLoS One. 2014 Apr 25;9(4):e96148. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0096148..
Keywords: Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), Disparities, Racial / Ethnic Minorities, Medicaid