Measuring and Addressing Health Equity: An Assessment of Cancer Center Designation Requirements
Examines equity structures, processes, and outcomes in cancer center endorsements and their relationship to high-quality cancer care for all populations. Discusses cancer health disparities due to socioeconomic and insurance status, minoritized racial/ethnic groups, medically underserved populations, and rural populations and how endorsing bodies can incorporate health equity requirements in cancer care for these groups.
Author(s): Jason T. Semprini, Caitlin B. Biddell, Jan M. Eberth, et al. Citation: Cancer Causes & Control Date: 03/2023 Type: Document view details
Leveraging Telemedicine To Eliminate Outcome Disparities For Rural-Born Newborns
Presentation slides from a webinar discussing the barriers affecting care for neonatal encephalopathy in rural areas. Describes telemedicine strategies evaluating neonatal encephalopathy and methods for improving parent understanding. Identifies other applications of telemedicine appropriate for the care of newborns and children.
Author(s): Alexa Craig Date: 03/2023 Type: Presentation Slides Sponsoring organization: National Consortium of Telehealth Resource Centers view details
Teleneurology via Tablet Technology: An Effective Low-Cost Method to Increase Healthcare Accessibility
Presents a study on the use of low-cost tablets in place of more expensive "telemedicine robots" as a means of providing teleneurology services to small rural hospitals. Evaluates a hub-and-spoke teleneurology program based at Vanderbilt University Medical Center serving smaller, community-based hospitals in Kentucky and Tennessee. Draws data from physician and patient surveys.
Author(s): Kelly Harper, Claire Hanson, Bryan Eoff, et al. Citation: Rural and Remote Health, 23(1), 7591 Date: 03/2023 Type: Document view details
Access to Health Services Across Rural and Urban Minoritized Racial/Ethnic Group Areas
Summarizes results from a series of reports documenting disparities in access to health services nationwide across ZIP Code Tabulation Areas (ZCTAs) categorized by rurality and racial and ethnic composition. Presents data on the distance to care from the population center of rural and urban ZCTAs to the nearest provider. Covers first line, higher acuity, and home-based services.
Date: 03/2023 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Rural and Minority Health Research Center (formerly the South Carolina Rural Health Research Center) view details
Disparities in Telemedicine Literacy and Access in the United States
Examines populations who have limited access to telemedicine for plastic surgery care as well as general healthcare. Utilizes data from the U.S. Census and Pew Research Institute survey to create a telemedicine literacy index (TLI) and reports results according to various demographic variables as well as via a county-level U.S. map depicting telemedicine access.
Author(s): Andrew Harris, Amit Jain, Suraj A. Dhanjani, et al. Citation: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 151(3), 677-685 Date: 03/2023 Type: Document view details
The Dermatologic Care Needs of a Rural Community in South Florida
Results of a study to investigate the most common skin conditions, management trends, and patterns of referral to dermatology in Belle Glade, Florida. Features demographics, and statistics on clinical characteristics, most common diagnoses related to dermatology, and rates of follow up with dermatology referrals.
Author(s): Sara M. Asbeck, Brenda U. Imo, Okelue E. Okobi, Jennifer Dorcé-Medard Citation: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 20(4), 3071 Date: 02/2023 Type: Document view details
The Effect of Geographic Origin and Destination on Congenital Heart Disease Outcomes: A Retrospective Cohort Study
Examines surgical outcomes related to rural versus urban residence, distance to tertiary care, and reporting characteristics of associated surgical centers for Department of Defense (DoD) health insurance beneficiaries with congenital heart disease (CHD). Analyzes outcomes by cost, length of stay, readmission within 90 days, and patient mortality, further broken down by patient demographics, including rural-urban commuting area (RUCA).
Author(s): Spencer M. Millen, Cara H. Olsen, Ryan P. Flanagan, John S. Scott, Craig P. Dobson Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders, 23, 99 Date: 02/2023 Type: Document view details