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Resources by Topic: Chronic respiratory conditions

Geographic Isolation Shows Higher Risk for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary-Disease Related Mortality: A Cohort Study
Examines the risk for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) exacerbation-related mortality for veterans living in isolated rural, rural, and urban areas.
Author(s): Thad E. Abrams, Mary Vaughan-Sarrazin, Vince S. Fan, Peter J. Kaboli
Date: 2012
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Rural Health Resource Centers
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Intervention Programs Target Childhood Chronic Disease
Highlights rural health intervention programs, such as the CARDIAC Project in West Virginia, that are using school screenings to identify children at-risk for heart disease and diabetes.
Author(s): Candi Helseth
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 02/2011
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Toxics Release Inventory Discharges and Population Health Outcomes in Rural and Urban Areas of the United States
Examines whether chemical releases from facilities monitored through the Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) program were associated with population mortality rates and birth outcomes for both rural and urban populations.
Additional links: Policy Brief
Author(s): Michael Hendryx, Evan Fedorko, Juhua Luo
Date: 08/2010
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: West Virginia Rural Health Research Center
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Appalachian Rural Health Institute (ARHI) Health Needs Assessment Survey III Research Report
Presents results of a health care needs assessment survey of residents in Ohio's Belmont, Columbiana, Gallia, Harrison, Jefferson, Lawrence, Monroe, Muskingum, and Noble counties. Compares data to national and statewide findings.
Author(s): Sara Lichtin Boyd, Figen Karadogan, Holly Raffle, et al.
Date: 12/2009
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Appalachian Rural Health Institute
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Rural Health Disparities in Asthma Care and Outcomes
Describes the prevalence of asthma in rural communities and the related health disparities in rural areas impacting the effective treatment of asthma.
Author(s): Robert S. Valet, Tamara Perry, Tina V. Hartert
Citation: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, 123(6), 1220-1225
Date: 06/2009
Type: Document
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Medical Homes Provide Coordinated Care for Chronic Conditions
Provides examples of how patients' chronic conditions are better managed in medical home programs due to the long-term coordinated approach to care.
Author(s): Candi Helseth
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 05/2009
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Health Disparities: A Rural-Urban Chartbook
Presents data on health disparities experienced by people living in rural America. Includes national and state-level data on health status, health behaviors, healthcare access, preventive care, and diabetes care.
Additional links: Fact Sheet: Health Disparities: A Rural-Urban Chartbook, Fact Sheet: Progress in Women's Cancer Screening, But Colon Cancer Lags, Fact Sheet: Rural Minorities Lag on Flu, Pneumonia Immunization
Author(s): Kevin J. Bennett, Bankole Olatosi, Janice C. Probst
Date: 06/2008
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural and Minority Health Research Center
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Ambulatory Care Sensitive Condition Hospitalizations Among Rural Children
Reports results from a study examining children's inpatient hospitalizations for Ambulatory Care Sensitive Conditions (ACSCs), rural residence, poverty, health insurance, and physician supply. Admission rates for five conditions were examined: asthma, diabetes short-term complications, gastroenteritis, urinary tract infection, and perforated appendix.
Author(s): Michelle Casey, Alana Knudson, Michele Burlew, Gestur Davidson
Date: 06/2007
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Upper Midwest Rural Health Research Center
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A National Study of Lifetime Asthma Prevalence and Trends in Metro and Non-Metro Counties, 2000-2003
Reports the findings of a study of the prevalence of and recent trends in asthma among adults residing in metropolitan and non-metropolitan counties in the United States.
Additional links: Project Summary
Author(s): J. Elizabeth Jackson, Mark P. Doescher, L. Gary Hart
Date: 01/2007
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: WWAMI Rural Health Research Center
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Hospitalization for Ambulatory Care Sensitive Conditions: Asthma, Diabetes, and Congestive Heart Failure in South Carolina
Reports findings from a study that looked at hospitalization for diabetes, congestive heart failure, and asthma among South Carolina residents aged 50-64 who were insured by Medicaid or by a large private insurance plan.
Author(s): Janice C. Probst, Charity Moore, Elizabeth G. Baxley, John L. Lammie
Date: 05/2003
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural and Minority Health Research Center
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