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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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Snyder ME, Chewning B, Kreling D
An evaluation of the spread and scale of PatientToc™ from primary care to community pharmacy practice for the collection of patient-reported outcomes: a study protocol.
Patient-reported outcomes (PROs), measuring adherence challenges pertaining to both remembering and intention to take medication, offer a rich data source for pharmacists and prescribers to use to resolve medication non-adherence. PatientToc™ is a PROs collection software developed to facilitate collection of PROs data from low-literacy and non-English speaking patients in Los Angeles. This study evaluated the spread and scale of PatientToc™ from primary care to community pharmacies for the collection and use of PROs data pertaining to medication adherence.
Citation: Snyder ME, Chewning B, Kreling D . An evaluation of the spread and scale of PatientToc™ from primary care to community pharmacy practice for the collection of patient-reported outcomes: a study protocol. Res Social Adm Pharm 2021 Feb;17(2):466-74. doi: 10.1016/j.sapharm.2020.03.019..
Keywords: Medication, Patient Adherence/Compliance, Primary Care, Provider: Pharmacist, Provider, Health Information Technology (HIT)
Chilukuri N, Cheng TL, Psoter KJ
AHRQ Author: Mistry KB
Effectiveness of a pediatric primary care intervention to increase maternal folate use: results from a cluster randomized controlled trial.
This study assessed the impact of provision of folate vitamins and a preconception health intervention on folate use among a group of mostly African-American and low-income mothers bringing infants to pediatric primary care. It found that among all participants, daily vitamin intake increased from baseline to 6-month follow-up (33.8 percent vs 42.6 percent).
Citation: Chilukuri N, Cheng TL, Psoter KJ . Effectiveness of a pediatric primary care intervention to increase maternal folate use: results from a cluster randomized controlled trial. J Pediatr 2018 Jan;192:247-52.e1. doi: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2017.09.020.
Keywords: Maternal Care, Patient Adherence/Compliance, Social Determinants of Health, Primary Care, Vitamins and Supplements
Grove LR, Olesiuk WJ, Ellis AR
Evaluating the potential for primary care to serve as a mental health home for people with schizophrenia.
This study examined the annual primary care and specialty mental health service utilization of adult North Carolina Medicaid enrollees with schizophrenia and at least one comorbid chronic condition who were in a medical home during 2007-2010. It concluded that medical home enrollment was associated with increased use of primary care and specialty mental health care, as well as increased medication adherence.
AHRQ-funded; HS019659; HS000032.
Citation: Grove LR, Olesiuk WJ, Ellis AR . Evaluating the potential for primary care to serve as a mental health home for people with schizophrenia. Gen Hosp Psychiatry 2017 Jul;47:14-19. doi: 10.1016/j.genhosppsych.2017.03.002.
Keywords: Medication, Behavioral Health, Patient-Centered Healthcare, Patient Adherence/Compliance, Primary Care
McMahon LF, Tipimeni R, Chopra V
Health system loyalty programs: An innovation in customer care and service.
Loyalty programs could empower patients to manage their health in new and innovative ways while enhancing the business model for health systems. The authors argue that by providing both better appreciation/customer service and high-quality technical care, loyalty programs may offer a new way to attract and retain patients within a health system.
Citation: McMahon LF, Tipimeni R, Chopra V . Health system loyalty programs: An innovation in customer care and service. JAMA 2016 Mar 1;315(9):863-4. doi: 10.1001/jama.2015.19463..
Keywords: Healthcare Delivery, Patient Experience, Primary Care, Patient Self-Management, Patient Adherence/Compliance
Phillips L, Hendren S, Humiston S
Improving breast and colon cancer screening rates: a comparison of letters, automated phone calls, or both.
The goal of this study was to understand the differential effects of low-cost automated telephone and mailed interventions on cancer screening rates in a primary care practice. It found that letters plus automated telephone calls are better than either alone in increasing cancer screening rates among patients who are overdue for screening.
Citation: Phillips L, Hendren S, Humiston S . Improving breast and colon cancer screening rates: a comparison of letters, automated phone calls, or both. J Am Board Fam Med. 2015 Jan-Feb;28(1):46-54. doi: 10.3122/jabfm.2015.01.140174..
Keywords: Primary Care, Screening, Cancer, Prevention, Patient Adherence/Compliance