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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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Maurer M, Firminger K, Dardees P
Understanding consumer perceptions and awareness of hospital-based maternity care quality measures.
This study explored factors that may influence use of comparative public reports for hospital maternity care. It found that, when describing high-quality maternity care, participants focused on interactions with providers, including respect for preferences and communication. The importance of quality measures was influenced by the extent to which they focused on babies' health, were perceived as the hospital's responsibility, and were perceived as representing "standard care."
Citation: Maurer M, Firminger K, Dardees P . Understanding consumer perceptions and awareness of hospital-based maternity care quality measures. Health Serv Res 2016 Jun;51 Suppl 2:1188-211. doi: 10.1111/1475-6773.12472.
Keywords: Maternal Care, Pregnancy, Patient Experience, Quality Measures, Quality of Care, Public Reporting
Goff SL, Pekow PS, White KO
IDEAS for a healthy baby--reducing disparities in use of publicly reported quality data: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial.
This study's goals were to determine the efficacy of a patient navigator intervention to assist low-income pregnant women in the use of publicly available information about quality of care when choosing a pediatrician; to evaluate the relative importance of factors influencing women's choice of pediatric practices; to evaluate the effect of the intervention on patient engagement in management of their own and their child's health care; and to assess variation in efficacy of the intervention for sub-groups based on parity, age, and race/ethnicity. Successful completion of the study aims is expected to yield important new knowledge about the value of guided website navigation as a strategy to increase the impact of publicly reported quality data and to reduce disparities in use of these data.
Citation: Goff SL, Pekow PS, White KO . IDEAS for a healthy baby--reducing disparities in use of publicly reported quality data: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial. Trials 2013 Aug 7;14:244. doi: 10.1186/1745-6215-14-244.
Keywords: Education: Patient and Caregiver, Newborns/Infants, Low-Income, Pregnancy, Public Reporting