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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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Raven MC, Guzman D, Chen AH
Out-of-network emergency department use among managed Medicaid beneficiaries.
The researchers examined factors associated with out-of-network ED use among Medicaid beneficiaries. They concluded that there are a number of factors related to out-of-network ED use, including the proximity and density of out-of-network EDs, race and ethnicity, a prior history of out-of-network ED use, and individuals' connection to primary care.
Citation: Raven MC, Guzman D, Chen AH . Out-of-network emergency department use among managed Medicaid beneficiaries. Health Serv Res 2017 Dec;52(6):2156-74. doi: 10.1111/1475-6773.12604.
Keywords: Emergency Department, Emergency Medical Services (EMS), Medicaid, Primary Care, Social Determinants of Health
Wexler R, Hefner JL, Sieck C
Connecting emergency department patients to primary care.
The researchers developed and evaluated a system change innovation designed to remove system barriers to primary care access for Medicaid patients. The intervention did not decrease ED visits nor increase primary care use over the 12 months of the study period. The qualitative results provide insight into nonurgent ED utilization by patients with Medicaid, suggesting potential future interventions.
Citation: Wexler R, Hefner JL, Sieck C . Connecting emergency department patients to primary care. J Am Board Fam Med 2015 Nov-Dec;28(6):722-32. doi: 10.3122/jabfm.2015.06.150044.
Keywords: Emergency Department, Emergency Medical Services (EMS), Primary Care, Health Information Technology (HIT), Healthcare Utilization