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Quality of Care in Community Health Centers and Factors Associated with Performance

Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured Jun 10, 2013 | Julia Paradise, Peter Shin, Jessica Sharac, and Sara Rosenbaum View free full text. This study examines quality performance among community health centers (CHC) on three key measures of primary and preventive care — diabetes and blood pressure control and timely Pap tests — using [...]

2016-11-01T15:45:04-04:00October 20th, 2015|

Sharing a Playbook: Integrated Care in Community Health Centers in the United States.

Am J Public Health. 2015 Oct;105(10):2028-34. doi: 10.2105/AJPH.2015.302710. Epub 2015 Aug 13. Jones EB1, Ku L1. Full text available here. Abstract OBJECTIVES: We investigated basic measures used to assess collaboration between colocated providers and to gauge the extent to which health centers practice integrated care. METHODS: We used the Assessment of Behavioral Health Services survey [...]

2016-11-01T15:45:04-04:00October 20th, 2015|

Accelerated Adoption of Advanced Health Information Technology in Beacon Community Health Centers.

J Am Board Fam Med. 2015 Sep-Oct;28(5):565-75. doi: 10.3122/jabfm.2015.05.150034. Jones E1, Wittie M2. Free full text available here. Abstract BACKGROUND: To complement national and state-level HITECH Act programs, 17 Beacon communities were funded to fuel community-wide use of health information technology to improve quality. Health centers in Beacon communities received supplemental funding. METHODS: This article [...]

2016-11-01T15:45:04-04:00October 20th, 2015|

The War on Poverty’s Experiment in Public Medicine: Community Health Centers and the Mortality of Older Americans.

Am Econ Rev. 2015 Mar;105(3):1067-1104. Bailey MJ1, Goodman-Bacon A1. Abstract This paper uses the rollout of the first Community Health Centers (CHCs) to study the longer-term health effects of increasing access to primary care. Within ten years, CHCs are associated with a reduction in age-adjusted mortality rates of 2 percent among those 50 and older. [...]

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