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We are pleased to announce that Karen Pearson & George Shaler’s article "Community Paramedicine Pilot Programs: Lessons From Maine" has been recognized as JHHSA's Best Paper, 2018. Congratulations to Karen & George. We are pleased to make this available here - please see the attached file for their work.
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Submissions for papers on Strengthening Community-Based Health and Human Services for All: A Symposium on Constructing Foundational Services and Advocating for Quality in Community-Based Care are wanted. This symposium will provide a forum for conceptual and empirical research related to the provision of community-based health care services and advocacy and activism efforts employed to improve community health broadly defined. Please see the attached call for full details.
Does Providing Uninsured Adults with Free or Low-Cost Primary Care Influence Their Use of Hospital Emergency Departments?
Author: ANNE G. ZAHRADNIK
Published in JHHSA, Vol. 31 No. 2
This study analyzes one component of the health care safety net to determine whether or not being enrolled in a free or low-cost primary care physician access program subsequently affects emergency room utilization by uninsured adults ages 18 through 64. The study is a quantitative analysis of more than 40,000 individual patient records. An Intensity of Use Indicator (IUI) was developed for tracking individual and group ED utilization trends. The IUI should prove useful to hospital and other not-for-profit organizations concerned with tracking cost effectiveness of programs for uninsured adults.
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