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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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Boehme AK, Carr BG, Kasner SE
Sex differences in rt-PA utilization at hospitals treating stroke: the National Inpatient Sample.
The researchers sought to explore sex and race differences in the utilization of recombinant tissue plasminogen activator (rt-PA) at primary stroke centers (PSCs) compared to non-PSCs across the US. They found that women are less likely to receive rt-PA than men at both PSCs and non-PSCs. Absolute treatment rates are lowest in black women.
AHRQ-funded; HS17960; HS018362; HS013852.
Citation: Boehme AK, Carr BG, Kasner SE . Sex differences in rt-PA utilization at hospitals treating stroke: the National Inpatient Sample. Front Neurol 2017 Sep 27;8:500. Original Research. doi: 10.3389/fneur.2017.00500.
Keywords: Healthcare Delivery, Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP), Racial / Ethnic Minorities, Sex Factors, Stroke
Chen SI, Wang Y, Dreyer R
Insurance and prehospital delay in patients </=55 years with acute myocardial infarction.
The authors assessed whether gender differences in health insurance help explain gender differences in delay in seeking care for patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI) in the US and in Spain. They concluded that in the US, women were more likely than men to delay, although it was not explained by differences in insurance status. Further, the lack of gender differences in prehospital delays in Spain suggests that these differences may vary by health care system and culture.
Citation: Chen SI, Wang Y, Dreyer R . Insurance and prehospital delay in patients </=55 years with acute myocardial infarction. Am J Cardiol 2015 Dec 15;116(12):1827-32. doi: 10.1016/j.amjcard.2015.09.018.
Keywords: Healthcare Delivery, Emergency Medical Services (EMS), Health Insurance, Heart Disease and Health, Sex Factors