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Feemster K, Localio R, Grundmeier R
Incidence of healthcare-associated influenza-like illness after a primary care encounter among young children.
The authors evaluated whether exposure to a pediatric clinic visit was associated with subsequent influenza-like illness (ILI) using electronic health record data. They found that pediatric clinic visits during a respiratory virus season were significantly associated with an increased incidence of subsequent ILI among children aged 2 to 6 years but not among those aged less than 2 years. They concluded that their findings support the hypothesis that respiratory virus transmission in a pediatric clinic can result in healthcare-associated ILI in young children.
Citation: Feemster K, Localio R, Grundmeier R . Incidence of healthcare-associated influenza-like illness after a primary care encounter among young children. J Pediatric Infect Dis Soc 2019 Jul 1;8(3):191-96. doi: 10.1093/jpids/piy023..
Keywords: Children/Adolescents, Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAIs), Infectious Diseases, Influenza, Primary Care, Healthcare Delivery, Ambulatory Care and Surgery, Respiratory Conditions
Heintzman J, Kaufmann J, Ezekiel-Herrera D
Asthma/COPD disparities in diagnosis and basic care utilization among low-income primary care patients.
Obstructive pulmonary disease outcomes in the United States differ between Latinos and non-Hispanic whites. There is little objective data about diagnosis prevalence and primary care visit frequency in these disease processes. In this study, the investigators used electronic health record data to perform a retrospective cohort analysis of 34,849 low-income patients seen at Oregon community health centers between 2009 and 2013 to assess joint racial/ethnic and insurance disparities in diagnosis and visit rates between Latino and non-Hispanic white patients.
Citation: Heintzman J, Kaufmann J, Ezekiel-Herrera D . Asthma/COPD disparities in diagnosis and basic care utilization among low-income primary care patients. J Immigr Minor Health 2019 Jun;21(3):659-63. doi: 10.1007/s10903-018-0798-2..
Keywords: Asthma, Respiratory Conditions, Chronic Conditions, Disparities, Healthcare Utilization, Low-Income, Primary Care