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RWJF Health & Society Scholar Jooyoung Lee advocates home-based mental health care for gunshot victims to recover from the lingering effects of their injuries.
On the RWJF Human Capital Blog
Americans’ life expectancy is increasing more quickly than official government forecasts, RWJF Health & Society Scholar Samir Soneji finds.
Documentation of Pain Care Processes Does Not Accurately Reflect Pain Management Delivered in Primary Care
March 1, 2010 | Journal Article
This article examines how well the documentation of pain care in a primary care setting reflects patient reports of pain care. Current quality initiatives strive to improve the quality of pain care in the medical system, but are hampered by a lack of information on how well pain and pain care is documented.
April 1, 2005 | Journal Article
The proportion of medical students who choose to enter generalist residency training decreased from 50 percent in 1998 to less than 40 percent in 2004. The continuation of this trend could result in a shortage of primary care physicians in the face ...
July 1, 2005 | Journal Article
One important barrier to primary health care access for children is difficulty obtaining timely appointments. Open Access (OA) scheduling is an appointment system designed to reduce appointment delays. This study looked at the impact of OA on access ...
Nurse-Managed Health Centers And Patient-Centered Medical Homes Could Mitigate Expected Primary Care Physician Shortage
November 4, 2013 | Journal Article
Numerous forecasts have predicted shortages of primary care providers, particularly in light of an expected increase in patient demand resulting from the Affordable Care Act.
October 15, 2013 | Journal Article
Since the implementation of the Children's Health Insurance Program, overall visits to outpatient settings among adolescents have significantly increased and ED visit rates have remained relatively unchanged.
Effect of Pay-for-Performance Incentives on Quality of Care in Small Practices with Electronic Health Records
September 11, 2013 | Journal Article
A pay-for-performance (P4P) incentive program targeting the proportion of patients achieving measures of preventive services resulted in modest improvements in cardiovascular care.
January 1, 2012 | Issue Brief
The United States has a deficit of nearly 40,000 primary care physicians—a situation that is expected to worsen as the population continues to age and as millions more Americans become insured through health reform.
The Impact of Trauma Exposure and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder on Healthcare Utilization Among Primary Care Patients
April 1, 2008 | Journal Article
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in an urban primary care population is associated with a doubling of the number of hospitalizations and over twice the utilization of mental health resources. PTSD was not, however, associated with higher emergency department use or outpatient visits.
February 1, 2007 | Journal Article
Patient satisfaction in buprenorphine/naloxone-maintained patients in a primary care office-based setting.
April 19, 2005 | Journal Article
This article discusses the essential role of primary care within the United States from a systems view.