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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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Coupet E, Karp D, Wiebe DJ
Shift in U.S. payer responsibility for the acute care of violent injuries after the Affordable Care Act: Implications for prevention.
In this study, the investigators determined the total annual charges for the acute care of injuries from interpersonal violence and the shift in financial responsibility for these charges after the Medicaid expansion from the Affordable Care Act in 2014. After Medicaid expansion, taxpayers are now accountable for nearly half of the $10.7 billion in annual charges for the acute care of violent injury in the U.S. The investigators suggest that these findings highlight the benefit to state Medicaid programs of preventing interpersonal violence.
Citation: Coupet E, Karp D, Wiebe DJ . Shift in U.S. payer responsibility for the acute care of violent injuries after the Affordable Care Act: Implications for prevention. Am J Emerg Med 2018 Dec;36(12):2192-96. doi: 10.1016/j.ajem.2018.03.070..
Keywords: Domestic Violence, Emergency Department, Healthcare Costs, Policy, Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP), Medicaid
Klevens J, Barnett SB, Florence C
Exploring policies for the reduction of child physical abuse and neglect.
This article identifies 37 state policies that might have impacts on the social determinants of child maltreatment and utilizes the available data to explore effects of 11 policies. There were two policies that were significantly associated with decreased child maltreatment rates: lack of waitlists to access subsidized child care and policies that facilitate continuity of child health care.
Citation: Klevens J, Barnett SB, Florence C . Exploring policies for the reduction of child physical abuse and neglect. Child Abuse Negl 2015 Feb;40:1-11. doi: 10.1016/j.chiabu.2014.07.013.
Keywords: Domestic Violence, Children/Adolescents, Policy, Risk