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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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Hatch B, Hoopes M, Darney BG
Impacts of the Affordable Care Act on receipt of women's preventive services in Community Health Centers in Medicaid expansion and nonexpansion states.
Researchers assessed whether ACA implementation and Medicaid expansion were followed by greater receipt of recommended preventive services among women and girls in a large network of community health centers. Data was collected from electronic health records in 14 states. The researchers found that among female patients at community health centers, receipt of recommended preventive care improved after ACA implementation in both Medicaid expansion and non-expansion states, although the overall rates remained low. They recommended continued support to overcome barriers to preventive care in this population.
Citation: Hatch B, Hoopes M, Darney BG . Impacts of the Affordable Care Act on receipt of women's preventive services in Community Health Centers in Medicaid expansion and nonexpansion states. Womens Health Issues 2021 Jan-Feb;31(1):9-16. doi: 10.1016/j.whi.2020.08.011..
Keywords: Cancer, Medicaid, Health Insurance, Uninsured, Access to Care, Policy, Cancer: Cervical Cancer, Prevention, Women, Healthcare Utilization
Huguet N, Angier H, Rdesinski R
Cervical and colorectal cancer screening prevalence before and after Affordable Care Act Medicaid expansion.
This study assessed changes in the prevalence of cervical and colorectal cancer screening from before and after the Affordable Care Act in Medicaid expansion and non-expansion states among patients seen in community health centers. Results showed that, despite increased prevalences of cervical and colorectal cancer screening in both expansion and non-expansion states across all race/ethnicity groups, rates remained suboptimal for this population of socioeconomically disadvantaged patients.
Citation: Huguet N, Angier H, Rdesinski R . Cervical and colorectal cancer screening prevalence before and after Affordable Care Act Medicaid expansion. Prev Med 2019 Jul;124:91-97. doi: 10.1016/j.ypmed.2019.05.003..
Keywords: Cancer, Cancer: Cervical Cancer, Cancer: Colorectal Cancer, Healthcare Delivery, Healthcare Utilization, Medicaid, Policy, Prevention, Screening
Thompson CA, Gomez SL, Chan A
Patient and provider characteristics associated with colorectal, breast, and cervical cancer screening among Asian Americans.
The researchers performed multivariable modeling to evaluate potential predictors (at the provider- and patient-level) of screening completion among Asian patients. They concluded that language- and gender-concordant primary care providers and culturally tailored online health resources may help improve preventive cancer screening in Asian patient populations.
Citation: Thompson CA, Gomez SL, Chan A . Patient and provider characteristics associated with colorectal, breast, and cervical cancer screening among Asian Americans. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 2014 Nov;23(11):2208-17. doi: 10.1158/1055-9965.epi-14-0487..
Keywords: Cancer: Breast Cancer, Cancer: Cervical Cancer, Cancer: Colorectal Cancer, Healthcare Utilization, Screening