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Resources by Topic: Cardiovascular disease

Association of State Medicaid Expansion With Rate of Uninsured Hospitalizations for Major Cardiovascular Events, 2009-2014
Results of a study to investigate whether rates of uninsured hospitalizations for cardiovascular events and in-hospital mortality varied by Affordable Care Act Medicaid expansion at the state level. Features statistics including demographics with breakdowns by rural or urban/suburban location.
Author(s): Ehimare Akhabue, Lindsay R. Pool, Clyde W. Yancy, Philip Greenland, Donald Lloyd-Jones
Citation: JAMA Network Open 1(4)
Date: 08/2018
Type: Document
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Coronary Artery Disease, Acute Myocardial Infarction, and Ischemic Stroke Rates Among Inpatient Stays, 2001–2014
Examines adult inpatient stays with diagnoses of coronary artery disease, acute myocardial infarction, and ischemic stroke and by procedure for percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty and coronary artery bypass graft. Includes data by location of patient residence for rural, micropolitan, small metropolitan, and large metropolitan counties.
Author(s): Quyen Ngo-Metzger, Arlene S. Bierman, Amanda Borsky, et al.
Date: 07/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
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Rural Wisconsin Chronic Disease Toolkit 2018
Toolkit compiles rural best practices that have shown success for improving chronic disease outcomes and population health by providing resources to address communication, Body Mass Index (BMI), diabetes care, blood pressure control, and chronic disease management.
Date: 06/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Wisconsin Health Cooperative
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Oregon Washington Health Network and Yellowhawk Tribal Health Center “Tackle Everything” to Improve the Health of Local Community Members
Provides an overview of the collaboration between the Oregon Washington Health Network and the Yellowhawk Tribal Health Center. Discusses programs that include peer counselors to address behavioral health, community education related to heart disease and cancer prevention, and working with local healthcare facilities and medical schools to improve recruitment and retention.
Author(s): Allee Mead
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 06/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Stroke Care Quality Improvement Initiatives in Critical Access Hospitals
Highlights successful evidenced-based programs implemented by Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) and other rural hospitals to improve stroke care. Reviews key program elements, quality improvement stroke data measures, and CAH participation for state-level initiatives and covers national stroke care quality improvement initiatives.
Author(s): Megan Lahr
Date: 05/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Flex Monitoring Team
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Nebraska Risk Factors for Cardiovascular Disease by Local Health Department Service Area
Describes the prevalence of obesity, hypertension, cholesterol, and diabetes at the county-level and by the local health department service area using 2015 and 2016 data.
Author(s): Ami Sedani
Date: 05/2018
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services
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Nebraska Heart Disease Death Rate by County, 2012-2016
Describes the heart disease death rates in the state of Nebraska at the county-level from 2012 to 2016.
Author(s): Ami Sedani
Date: 05/2018
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services
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Education, Income, and Employment and Prevalence of Chronic Disease Among American Indian/Alaska Native Elders
Results of a study measuring the effects of income, employment status, and education level on the rates of chronic disease among 14,632 American Indian or Alaska Native elders from 2011-2014. Features demographics with breakdowns by 10 chronic diseases.
Author(s): Collette Adamsen, Shawnda Schroeder, Steven LeMire, Paula Carter
Citation: Preventing Chronic Disease, 15
Date: 03/2018
Type: Document
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Evaluation of an Academic-Community Partnership to Implement MTM Services in Rural Communities to Improve Pharmaceutical Care for Patients with Diabetes and/or Hypertension
Evaluates a pilot project in Arizona where community health center and independent retail pharmacies offered medication therapy management (MTM) services on site and by phone to rural, underserved Arizonans with diabetes or high blood pressure.
Author(s): Melissa Johnson, Rebecca Jastrzab, Jared Tate, et al.
Citation: Journal of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy, 24(2), 132-141
Date: 02/2018
Type: Document
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Inpatient Stays Involving Atrial Fibrillation, 1998-2014
Examines inpatient stays involving atrial fibrillation among adults from 1998 through 2014. Includes data by location of patient residence for large metropolitan, small metropolitan, micropolitan, and rural areas.
Author(s): Elisabeth Kato, Quyen Ngo-Metzger, Kathryn R. Fingar, Kimberly W. McDermott, Anne Elixhauser
Date: 02/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
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