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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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Ballard TNS, Zhong L, Momoh AO
Improved rates of immediate breast reconstruction at safety net hospitals.
Although disparities in receipt of breast reconstruction persist at the patient level, the extent to which hospital factors contribute to these differences remains unclear. This study concluded that, after accounting for sociodemographic factors, women undergoing mastectomies at safety net hospitals remain less likely to undergo immediate breast reconstruction. However, the differences in rates of reconstruction between safety net and non-safety net hospitals have narrowed over time.
Citation: Ballard TNS, Zhong L, Momoh AO . Improved rates of immediate breast reconstruction at safety net hospitals. Plast Reconstr Surg 2017 Jul;140(1):1-10. doi: 10.1097/prs.0000000000003412.
Keywords: Cancer: Breast Cancer, Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP), Patient Safety, Safety Net, Surgery
Highfield L, Rajan SS, Valerio MA
A non-randomized controlled stepped wedge trial to evaluate the effectiveness of a multi-level mammography intervention in improving appointment adherence in underserved women.
This study evaluated a theoretically based, systematically designed implementation strategy to support adoption and implementation of a patient navigation-based intervention, called Peace of Mind Program (PMP), aimed at improving breast cancer screening among underserved women.. Any potential confounding or bias will be controlled in the analysis. Outcomes such as appointment adherence, patient referral to diagnostics, time to diagnostic referral, patient referral to treatment, time to treatment referral, and budget impact of the intervention will be assessed.
Citation: Highfield L, Rajan SS, Valerio MA . A non-randomized controlled stepped wedge trial to evaluate the effectiveness of a multi-level mammography intervention in improving appointment adherence in underserved women. Implement Sci 2015 Oct 14;10:143. doi: 10.1186/s13012-015-0334-x.
Keywords: Cancer: Breast Cancer, Cancer, Mammogram, Screening, Patient Adherence/Compliance, Vulnerable Populations, Safety Net, Prevention, Women, Imaging