Search All Research Studies
AHRQ Research Studies Date
AHRQ Research Studies
Sign up: AHRQ Research Studies Email updates
Research Studies is a monthly compilation of research articles funded by AHRQ or authored by AHRQ researchers and recently published in journals or newsletters.
Results1 to 25 of 419 Research Studies Displayed
Khullar D, Prasad K, Neprash H
Factors associated with patient trust in their clinicians: results from the healthy work place study.
The goal of this study was to determine workplace, clinician, and patient correlates of patient trust in their clinician. The sample used baseline data from the Healthy Work Place trial, a randomized trial of Midwest and East Coast primary care practices. Trust was found to relate mainly to several aspects of care variables (including satisfaction with explanations, overall satisfaction with provider, learning about medical conditions, and the clinician's personal manner), with lesser association with patient characteristics and clinician work conditions. Findings showed that trust was primarily related to what happens between clinicians and patients in the examination room.
Citation: Khullar D, Prasad K, Neprash H . Factors associated with patient trust in their clinicians: results from the healthy work place study. Health Care Manage Rev 2022 Oct-Dec;47(4):289-96. doi: 10.1097/hmr.0000000000000336..
Keywords: Patient-Centered Healthcare, Patient Experience, Clinician-Patient Communication
Salloum RG, Bilello L, Bian J
Study protocol for a type III hybrid effectiveness-implementation trial to evaluate scaling interoperable clinical decision support for patient-centered chronic pain management in primary care.
The objective of this 3-year project is to study the adaptation and implementation of an existing interoperable clinical decision support (CDS) tool for pain treatment shared decision making, with tailored implementation support, in new clinical settings in the OneFlorida Clinical Research Consortium. The evaluation will be organized by the Reach, Effectiveness, Adoption, Implementation, and Maintenance (RE-AIM) framework, with an adaptation and tailoring of PainManager, an open source interoperable CDS tool. It is anticipated that this evaluation will establish the feasibility and obtain preliminary data in preparation for a multi-site pragmatic trial targeting the effectiveness of PainManager and tailored implementation support on shared decision making and patient-reported pain and physical function.
AHRQ-funded; R18 HS028584.
Citation: Salloum RG, Bilello L, Bian J . Study protocol for a type III hybrid effectiveness-implementation trial to evaluate scaling interoperable clinical decision support for patient-centered chronic pain management in primary care. Implement Sci 2022 Jul 15;17(1):44. doi: 10.1186/s13012-022-01217-4..
Keywords: Clinical Decision Support (CDS), Pain, Chronic Conditions, Primary Care, Health Information Technology (HIT), Patient-Centered Outcomes Research, Patient-Centered Healthcare
Dullabh P, Sandberg SF, Heaney-Huls K
AHRQ Author: Berliner E, Dymek C, Harrison MI, Swiger J
Challenges and opportunities for advancing patient-centered clinical decision support: findings from a horizon scan.
This AHRQ-authored horizon scan identified challenges and opportunities for advancing patient-centered clinical decision support (PC CDS) and future directions for PC CDS. The authors engaged a technical expert panel, conducted a scoping literature review, and interviewed key informants. They quantitatively analyzed literature and interview transcripts and mapped the findings to the 4 phases translating evidence into PC CDS interventions (Prioritizing, Authoring, Implementing, and Measuring) and to external factors. Twelve challenges were identified for PC CDS development with lack of patient input identified as a critical challenge. Lack of patient-centered terminology standards was viewed as a challenge in authoring PC CDS. They also found a dearth of CDS studies that measured clinical outcomes, creating significant gaps in the understanding of PC CDS’ impact.
AHRQ-authored; AHRQ-funded; 233201500023I.
Citation: Dullabh P, Sandberg SF, Heaney-Huls K . Challenges and opportunities for advancing patient-centered clinical decision support: findings from a horizon scan. J Am Med Inform Assoc 2022 Jun 14;29(7):1233-43. doi: 10.1093/jamia/ocac059.
Keywords: Clinical Decision Support (CDS), Patient-Centered Healthcare, Health Information Technology (HIT), Decision Making, Patient-Centered Outcomes Research, Evidence-Based Practice
Choi KR, Lotfizadah AD, Bhakta B
Concordance between patient-centered and adaptive behavior outcome measures after applied behavior analysis for autism.
In clinical trials, applied behavioral analysis (ABA) is an evidence-based approach to autism spectrum disorder that has been shown to improve child functional status. Setting and tracking individualized, patient-centered goals is a focus in ABA, yet there is little research on measuring progress on such goals. The purpose of this study was to observe and evaluate a clinical sample of children 3 to 16 years of age (N=154) receiving 24 months of ABA for autism spectrum disorder, and assess the concordance between patient-centered and standard outcome measures of treatment progress. The study found that there was limited concordance among measures at 12 and 24 months of ABA. The study also found that between 12 and 24 months of ABA, the percentage of children who achieved clinically meaningful gain on patient-centered goal measures increased, while the percentage of children who achieved clinically meaningful gains in adaptive behavior decreased. The study concluded that providers should have continuous dialogue with patients and caregivers to ensure that ASD programs and interventions progress toward meaningful goals and outcomes for patients and their caregivers.
Citation: Choi KR, Lotfizadah AD, Bhakta B . Concordance between patient-centered and adaptive behavior outcome measures after applied behavior analysis for autism. BMC Pediatr 2022 May 27;22(1):314. doi: 10.1186/s12887-022-03383-2..
Keywords: Patient-Centered Healthcare, Autism, Behavioral Health
Loo S, Mullikin K, Robbins C
Patient navigator team perceptions on the implementation of a citywide breast cancer patient navigation protocol: a qualitative study.
This study’s goal was to assess the implementation of the 2018 Translating Research Into Practice (TRIP), an evidence-based patient navigation intervention aimed at addressing breast cancer care disparities, across six Boston hospitals. Patient navigator team member perspectives regarding implementation barriers and facilitators one-year post-study implementation were assessed. Seventeen interviews were conducted with patient navigators, patient navigator supervisors, and designated clinical champions. The following benefits were identified by participants: 1) increased networking and connections for navigators across clinical sites (Cosmopolitanism), 2) formalization of the patient navigation process (Goals and Purpose, Access to Knowledge and Information, and Relative Advantage), and 3) flexibility within the TRIP intervention that allowed for diversity in implementation and use of TRIP components across sites (Adaptability). Barriers included documentation requirements and the structured patient follow up guidelines that did not always align with the timeline of existing site navigation processes.
Citation: Loo S, Mullikin K, Robbins C . Patient navigator team perceptions on the implementation of a citywide breast cancer patient navigation protocol: a qualitative study. BMC Health Serv Res 2022 May 21;22(1):683. doi: 10.1186/s12913-022-08090-3..
Keywords: Patient-Centered Healthcare, Cancer: Breast Cancer, Cancer, Patient-Centered Outcomes Research, Evidence-Based Practice
Dullabh P, Heaney-Huls K, Lobach DF
AHRQ Author: Lomotan E, Swiger J, Harrison MI, Dymek C
The technical landscape for patient-centered CDS: progress, gaps, and challenges.
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the technical landscape for patient-centered clinical decision support (PC CDS) methods to assess the gaps in making PC CDS more standard-based, publicly available, and with greater shareability. The researchers utilized qualitative data from a literature review, a panel of technical experts, and interviews with 18 CDS stakeholders to identify 7 technical considerations that span 5 phases of the development of PC CDS. The authors concluded that while there has been progress in the technical landscape, the field of CDS must focus on improving a number of CDS methods and processes, including standards for translating clinical guidelines into patient-centered clinical decision support, procedures to collect, standardize, and incorporate health data generated by patients, and other CDS processes.
AHRQ-authored; AHRQ-funded; 233201500023I.
Citation: Dullabh P, Heaney-Huls K, Lobach DF . The technical landscape for patient-centered CDS: progress, gaps, and challenges. J Am Med Inform Assoc 2022 May 11;29(6):1101-05. doi: 10.1093/jamia/ocac029..
Keywords: Clinical Decision Support (CDS), Decision Making, Patient-Centered Healthcare, Health Information Technology (HIT)
Rosenberg SM, Gierisch JM, Revette AC
"Is it cancer or not?" A qualitative exploration of survivor concerns surrounding the diagnosis and treatment of ductal carcinoma in situ.
This study investigated the impact of a ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) diagnosis by engaging self-identified patients regarding their experience. Findings showed that, in a large, national sample, participants with a history of DCIS reported confusion and concern about the diagnosis and treatment, which caused worry and significant uncertainty.
Citation: Rosenberg SM, Gierisch JM, Revette AC . "Is it cancer or not?" A qualitative exploration of survivor concerns surrounding the diagnosis and treatment of ductal carcinoma in situ. Cancer 2022 Apr 15;128(8):1676-83. doi: 10.1002/cncr.34126..
Keywords: Cancer: Breast Cancer, Cancer, Decision Making, Women, Patient-Centered Healthcare, Clinician-Patient Communication, Patient and Family Engagement, Communication
Bierman AS, Tong ST, McNellis RJ
AHRQ Author: Bierman AS, Tong ST, McNellis RJ
Realizing the dream: the future of primary care research.
In this article, the authors discussed the primary care research central to successful primary care transformation and to realizing the vision of a high-performing US health system to serve effectively all Americans and their communities while advancing health equity.
Citation: Bierman AS, Tong ST, McNellis RJ . Realizing the dream: the future of primary care research. Ann Fam Med 2022 Mar-Apr;20(2):170-74. doi: 10.1370/afm.2788..
Keywords: Primary Care, Healthcare Delivery, Evidence-Based Practice, Health Systems, Learning Health Systems, Patient-Centered Healthcare
Chen MM, Hughes TM, Dossett LA
Peace of mind: a role in unnecessary care?
This article discusses the role peace of mind plays in unnecessary cancer preventative care, including unnecessary screenings and surgeries. For example, shared-decision making is recommended by the USPSTF for PSA-based screening but if the decision to screen is emotion-based, then shared decision-making guidelines may not be effective. A number of studies have shown that peace of mind has been implicated as a key patient-centered outcome driving the increased utilization of contralateral prophylactic mastectomy (CPM). Overdiagnosis and overtreating of thyroid cancer have resulted in an accelerating rate of total thyroidectomies relative to lobectomies for small papillary cancers in the past decade even though there is no evidence showing better survival rates. Quality-of-life studies have not shown better outcomes to patients who do chose the more radical treatment. The authors recommend that clinicians undergo training in cognitive debiasing strategies and more training in empathic communication and risk communication techniques to decrease the potential negative influence of peace of mind.
Citation: Chen MM, Hughes TM, Dossett LA . Peace of mind: a role in unnecessary care? J Clin Oncol 2022 Feb 10;40(5):433-37. doi: 10.1200/jco.21.01895..
Keywords: Patient-Centered Healthcare, Decision Making, Cancer
Schuttner L, Hockett Sherlock S, Simons C
Factors affecting primary care physician decision-making for patients with complex multimorbidity: a qualitative interview study.
Researchers sought to describe factors affecting physician decision-making when care planning for complex patients with multimorbidity within the team-based, patient-centered medical home setting in the integrated healthcare system of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, the Veterans Health Administration (VHA). They found that primary care physicians described internal, external, and relationship-based factors that affected their care planning for high-risk and complex patients with multimorbidity in the VHA.
Citation: Schuttner L, Hockett Sherlock S, Simons C . Factors affecting primary care physician decision-making for patients with complex multimorbidity: a qualitative interview study. BMC Prim Care 2022 Feb 5;23(1):25. doi: 10.1186/s12875-022-01633-x..
Keywords: Primary Care, Decision Making, Chronic Conditions, Patient-Centered Healthcare
Graber J, Lockhart S, Matlock DD
"This is not negotiable. You need to do this…": a directed content analysis of decision making in rehabilitation after knee arthroplasty.
In this qualitative study, researchers sought to understand patients' and physical therapists' perspectives related to decision making during outpatient rehabilitation after total knee arthroplasty (TKA) and further to describe potential barriers and opportunities for shared decision making (SDM) in this setting. They found that physical therapists described using decision-making strategies with varying levels of patient involvement, while both patients and physical therapists described barriers to routine use of SDM in the outpatient setting. They also presented actionable strategies for overcoming these barriers for providers and organizations seeking consistently to use SDM in outpatient TKA rehabilitation.
Citation: Graber J, Lockhart S, Matlock DD . "This is not negotiable. You need to do this…": a directed content analysis of decision making in rehabilitation after knee arthroplasty. J Eval Clin Pract 2022 Feb;28(1):99-107. doi: 10.1111/jep.13591..
Keywords: Decision Making, Rehabilitation, Orthopedics, Surgery, Patient-Centered Healthcare
Kunneman M, Branda ME, Ridgeway JL
Making sense of diabetes medication decisions: a mixed methods cluster randomized trial using a conversation aid intervention.
The purpose of this trial was to determine the effectiveness of a shared decision-making (SDM) tool versus guideline-informed usual care in translating evidence into primary care, and to explore how use of the tool changed patient perspectives about diabetes medication decision making. Findings showed that using an SDM conversation aid improved patient knowledge and involvement in SDM without impacting treatment choice, encounter length, medication adherence, or improved diabetes control in patients with type 2 diabetes.
Citation: Kunneman M, Branda ME, Ridgeway JL . Making sense of diabetes medication decisions: a mixed methods cluster randomized trial using a conversation aid intervention. Endocrine 2022 Feb;75(2):377-91. doi: 10.1007/s12020-021-02861-4..
Keywords: Diabetes, Medication, Decision Making, Patient-Centered Healthcare, Clinician-Patient Communication, Chronic Conditions
Dy SM, Acton RM, Yuan CT
Association of implementation and social network factors with patient safety culture in medical homes: a coincidence analysis.
This cross-case analysis study's objective was to explore which patient-centered medical home (PCMH) and patient safety implementation and social network factors may be necessary or sufficient for higher patient safety culture using 25 diverse US PCMHs. Findings suggested that PCMH safety culture is higher when clinicians and staff perceive that leadership prioritizes patient safety and when high reciprocity among staff exists.
Citation: Dy SM, Acton RM, Yuan CT . Association of implementation and social network factors with patient safety culture in medical homes: a coincidence analysis. J Patient Saf 2022 Jan;18(1):e249-e56. doi: 10.1097/pts.0000000000000752..
Keywords: Patient-Centered Healthcare, Surveys on Patient Safety Culture, Patient Safety
Ahern J, Singer S, Bhanja A
Considering dentists within the healthcare team: a cross-sectional, multi-state analysis of primary care provider and staff perspectives.
The authors used novel survey data to examine the extent to which primary care providers, other providers, and staff consider dentists part of the healthcare team, and assessed associated practice and individual characteristics. Their findings indicated that dentists are frequently not considered part of the healthcare team in primary care settings. Further, varied responses within practices suggested that provider and staff perceptions may pose challenges to integrating dentists into primary care. Respondents in practices with more integrated diabetes care management processes were more likely to consider dentists as part of the healthcare team, reflecting dental care recommendations made by the American Diabetes Association.
Citation: Ahern J, Singer S, Bhanja A . Considering dentists within the healthcare team: a cross-sectional, multi-state analysis of primary care provider and staff perspectives. J Gen Intern Med 2022 Jan;37(1):246-48. doi: 10.1007/s11606-020-06564-w..
Keywords: Primary Care, Provider: Health Personnel, Patient-Centered Healthcare, Care Coordination
Chyr LC, DeGroot L, Waldfogel JM
Implementation and effectiveness of integrating palliative care into ambulatory care of noncancer serious chronic illness: mixed methods review and meta-analysis.
The purpose of this study was to assess the implementation of models for integrating palliative care into ambulatory care for adults with noncancer serious chronic illness. Between January 2000 to May 2020, the researchers reviewed 3 electronic databases and included qualitative, mixed methods studies, and randomized and nonrandomized controlled trial studies. Quantitative analysis included 14 studies of 2,934 US adult patients. The study found that when compared to usual care the models assessed were not more effective for improving patient health-related quality of life (HRQOL) or for patient depressive symptom scores. Qualitative analysis included 5 studies of 146 patients. There was variance in patient preferences for appropriate timing of palliative care; barriers to implementation included costs, additional visits, and travel. The researchers concluded that models were not more effective than usual care for improving HRQOL or depressive symptom scores and may have little to no effect on decreasing overall symptom burden but were more effective for increasing AD documentation.
Citation: Chyr LC, DeGroot L, Waldfogel JM . Implementation and effectiveness of integrating palliative care into ambulatory care of noncancer serious chronic illness: mixed methods review and meta-analysis. Ann Fam Med 2022 Jan-Feb;20(1):77-83. doi: 10.1370/afm.2754..
Keywords: Chronic Conditions, Palliative Care, Implementation, Patient-Centered Healthcare, Quality of Life
Schnock KO, Snyder JE, Gershanik E
Unique patient-reported hospital safety concerns with online tool: MySafeCare.
This study evaluated the MySafeCare (MSC) application at six acute care units for 18 months as part of a patient-centered health information technology intervention to promote engagement and safety in the acute care setting. This web-based application allowed hospitalized patients to submit safety concerns anonymously and in real time. The authors evaluated rates of submissions to MSC and compared them to the hospital’s submissions to the Patient Family Relations Department. They received 46 submissions to MSC, and 33% of them were received anonymously. The overall rate of submissions was 0.6 submissions per 1000 patient-days, which was considerably lower than the rate of submissions to the Patient Family Relations Department during the same time period (4.1 per 1000 patient-days). MSC did capture important content concerning unmet care needs and preferences, inadequate communication, and concerns about safety of care.
Citation: Schnock KO, Snyder JE, Gershanik E . Unique patient-reported hospital safety concerns with online tool: MySafeCare. J Patient Saf 2022 Jan;18(1):e33-e39. doi: 10.1097/pts.0000000000000697..
Keywords: Patient Safety, Health Information Technology (HIT), Hospitals, Patient-Centered Healthcare, Patient and Family Engagement
Peipert JD, Lad T, Khosla PG
A low literacy, multimedia health information technology intervention to enhance patient-centered cancer care in safety net settings increased cancer knowledge in a randomized controlled trial.
In this study, the investigators tested whether a low-literacy-friendly, multimedia information and assessment system used in daily clinical practice enhanced patient-centered care and improved patient outcomes. This was a prospective, parallel-group, randomized controlled trial with 2 arms, CancerHelp-Talking Touchscreen (CancerHelp-TT) versus control, among adults with Stage I-III breast or colorectal cancer receiving chemotherapy and/or radiation therapy in safety net settings.
Citation: Peipert JD, Lad T, Khosla PG . A low literacy, multimedia health information technology intervention to enhance patient-centered cancer care in safety net settings increased cancer knowledge in a randomized controlled trial. Cancer Control 2021 Jan-Dec;28:10732748211036783. doi: 10.1177/10732748211036783..
Keywords: Health Literacy, Patient-Centered Healthcare, Cancer, Safety Net, Education: Patient and Caregiver, Health Information Technology (HIT)
Tobin JN, Cassells A, Weiss E
Integrating cancer screening and mental health services in primary care: protocol and baseline results of a patient-centered outcomes intervention study.
Citation: Tobin JN, Cassells A, Weiss E . Integrating cancer screening and mental health services in primary care: protocol and baseline results of a patient-centered outcomes intervention study. J Health Care Poor Underserved 2021;32(4):1907-34. doi: 10.1353/hpu.2021.0173..
Keywords: Patient-Centered Healthcare, Cancer, Behavioral Health, Primary Care, Depression, Women, Screening
Chartash D, Sharifi M, Emerson B
Documentation of shared decisionmaking in the emergency department.
Patient-centered communication and shared decision making is a vital element of clinical practice, but little is known about its impact or value in the emergency department (ED) setting. The researchers of this study developed a natural language processing tool using regular expressions to identify shared decision making, patient-centered communications, and to describe visit-, site-, and temporal-level patterns within a large health system. The study took place in two parts: part 1 was the development and validation of the natural language processing tool, and part 2 was a retrospective analysis of shared decision making and patient discussion using the processing tool to assess ED physician and advanced practitioner documentation from 2013 to 2020. Compared to chart review of 600 ED notes, the accuracy rates of the natural language processing tool were 96.7% and 88.9% respectively. Between 2013 to 2020 the researchers observed greater likelihood of shared decision-making documentation among physicians vs advanced practice providers, higher likelihood among female vs male patients, and lower likelihood of shared decision-making in Black patients compared with White patients. The researchers also found that patient discussion and shared decision-making were associated with higher levels of commercial insurance status and level of triage. The study concluded that a natural language processing tool was developed, validated, and utilized to identify incidences of shared decision making from ED documentation, with the researchers finding multiple possible factors which contribute to variation in shared decision making.
Citation: Chartash D, Sharifi M, Emerson B . Documentation of shared decisionmaking in the emergency department. Ann Emerg Med 2021 Nov;78(5):637-49. doi: 10.1016/j.annemergmed.2021.04.038..
Keywords: Decision Making, Emergency Department, Patient-Centered Healthcare, Electronic Health Records (EHRs), Health Information Technology (HIT)
Oberlander T, Scholle SH, Marsteller J
Implementation of patient safety structures and processes in the patient-centered medical home.
This study's objectives were to identify patient-centered medical home (PCMH) standards relevant to patient safety, to construct a measure of patient safety activity implementation, and to examine differences in adoptions of these activities by practice and community characteristics. Findings showed that implementation of patient safety activities varied; the few military practices studied had the highest, and community clinics the lowest, patient safety score, both overall and across specific domains, while other practice and community characteristics were not associated with the patient safety score.
Citation: Oberlander T, Scholle SH, Marsteller J . Implementation of patient safety structures and processes in the patient-centered medical home. J Healthc Qual 2021 Nov-Dec;43(6):324-39. doi: 10.1097/jhq.0000000000000312..
Keywords: Patient-Centered Healthcare, Patient Safety, Implementation, Primary Care
Lasser EC, Heughan JA, Lai AY
Patient perceptions of safety in primary care: a qualitative study to inform care.
The authors sought to understand the patient perspective on patient safety in patient-centered medical homes (PCMHs). Using focus groups/interviews, they found overarching themes focused on (1) clear and timely communication with and between clinicians and (2) trust in the care team, including being heard, respected, and treated as a whole person. Other themes included sharing of and access to information, patient education and patient-centered medication reconciliation process, clear documentation for the diagnostic process, patient-centered comprehensive visits, and timeliness of care.
Citation: Lasser EC, Heughan JA, Lai AY . Patient perceptions of safety in primary care: a qualitative study to inform care. Curr Med Res Opin 2021 Nov;37(11):1991-99. doi: 10.1080/03007995.2021.1976736..
Keywords: Patient Safety, Patient Experience, Primary Care, Patient-Centered Healthcare
Swietek KE, Domino ME, Grove LR
Duration of medical home participation and quality of care for patients with chronic conditions.
The objective of this study was to examine whether the length of participation in a patient-centered medical home (PCMH), an evidence-based practice, led to higher quality care for Medicaid enrollees with multiple co-morbid chronic conditions and major depressive disorder (MDD). The investigators concluded that the PCMH model was associated with higher quality of care for patients with multiple chronic conditions and MDD over time, and these benefits increased the longer a patient was enrolled.
AHRQ-funded; HS000032; HS019659.
Citation: Swietek KE, Domino ME, Grove LR . Duration of medical home participation and quality of care for patients with chronic conditions. Health Serv Res 2021 Oct;56(Suppl 1):1069-79. doi: 10.1111/1475-6773.13710..
Keywords: Chronic Conditions, Patient-Centered Healthcare, Quality of Care, Evidence-Based Practice, Depression, Behavioral Health
Savitz LA, Bayliss EA
Emerging models of care for individuals with multiple chronic conditions.
The objective of this study was to characterize emerging and current practice models to more effectively treat and support patients with multiple chronic conditions (MCC). The investigators concluded that integrating care for MCC patient populations requires processes for determining different subpopulation needs in various settings and lived experiences. Innovation should be anchored at the nexus of payment systems, social risks, medical needs, and community-based resources.
Citation: Savitz LA, Bayliss EA . Emerging models of care for individuals with multiple chronic conditions. Health Serv Res 2021 Oct;56(Suppl 1):980-89. doi: 10.1111/1475-6773.13774..
Keywords: Chronic Conditions, Patient-Centered Healthcare, Primary Care: Models of Care, Primary Care
Parikh K, Richmond M, Lee M
Outcomes from a pilot patient-centered hospital-to-home transition program for children hospitalized with asthma.
The purpose of this study was to evaluate a multi-component hospital-to-home (H2H) transition program for children hospitalized with an asthma exacerbation. A pilot prospective randomized clinical trial of guideline-based asthma care with and without a patient-centered multi-component H2H program was conducted among children enrolled in K-8(th) grade on Medicaid hospitalized for an asthma exacerbation. The investigators concluded that the pilot data suggested that comprehensive care coordination initiated during the inpatient stay was feasible and acceptable.
Citation: Parikh K, Richmond M, Lee M . Outcomes from a pilot patient-centered hospital-to-home transition program for children hospitalized with asthma. J Asthma 2021 Oct;58(10):1384-94. doi: 10.1080/02770903.2020.1795877..
Keywords: Children/Adolescents, Patient-Centered Healthcare, Transitions of Care, Asthma, Hospital Discharge, Care Coordination, Chronic Conditions
Brault MA, Curry LA, Kershaw TS
Supporting patient-centered communication on adolescent sexual and reproductive health-perspectives to build an appointment planning tool.
Input from adolescents and healthcare providers is needed to develop electronic tools that can support patient-centered sexual and reproductive (SRH) care. This study explored facilitators and barriers to patient-centered communication in the context of developing an electronic appointment planning tool to promote SRH communication in clinic settings. The investigators concluded that qualitative interviews with adolescents and providers offered critical insights for the development and implementation of mobile health (mHealth) tools that can foster patient-centered care.
Citation: Brault MA, Curry LA, Kershaw TS . Supporting patient-centered communication on adolescent sexual and reproductive health-perspectives to build an appointment planning tool. J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol 2021 Oct;34(5):725-31. doi: 10.1016/j.jpag.2021.04.009..
Keywords: Children/Adolescents, Patient-Centered Healthcare, Communication, Sexual Health