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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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Berry JG, Hall M, Dumas H
Pediatric hospital discharges to home health and postacute facility care: a national study.
The researchers assessed the national prevalence of, characteristics of children discharged to, and variation in use across states of home health care (HHC) and facility-based postacute care (PAC) for children. They found that HHC and PAC use after discharge for hospitalized children is infrequent, even for children with multiple chronic conditions. It varies significantly by race/ethnicity and across states.
Citation: Berry JG, Hall M, Dumas H . Pediatric hospital discharges to home health and postacute facility care: a national study. JAMA Pediatr 2016 Apr;170(4):326-33. doi: 10.1001/jamapediatrics.2015.4836.
Keywords: Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP), Home Healthcare, Children/Adolescents, Children/Adolescents, Critical Care
Prvu Bettger J, McCoy L, Smith EE
Contemporary trends and predictors of postacute service use and routine discharge home after stroke.
The authors examined trends in discharge to inpatient rehabilitation facilities, skilled nursing facilities, home with home health, and home without services for patients with ischemic or hemorrhagic stroke at hospitals participating in Get With The Guidelines-Stroke. They found that four in 10 stroke patients are discharged home without postacute care services. They recommended further research to explain the shift in service use by type and its effect on outcomes.
Citation: Prvu Bettger J, McCoy L, Smith EE . Contemporary trends and predictors of postacute service use and routine discharge home after stroke. J Am Heart Assoc 2015 Feb 23;4(2). doi: 10.1161/jaha.114.001038.
Keywords: Critical Care, Hospital Discharge, Home Healthcare, Stroke
Huckfeldt PJ, Sood NB, Romley JA
Medicare payment reform and provider entry and exit in the post-acute care market.
The researchers examined the impact of Medicare payment reform on the entry and exit of post-acute providers (home health agencies and skilled nursing facilities). They found that payment reforms reducing average and marginal payments reduced entries and increased exits from the market, with entries more likely to be affected.
Citation: Huckfeldt PJ, Sood NB, Romley JA . Medicare payment reform and provider entry and exit in the post-acute care market. Health Serv Res. 2013 Oct;48(5):1557-80. doi: 10.1111/1475-6773.12059..
Keywords: Medicare, Critical Care, Healthcare Costs, Home Healthcare, Long-Term Care