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Resources by Topic: Statistics and data

AACOM 2018-19 Academic Year Graduating Seniors Summary Report
Results of a survey of 4,983 expected 2019 graduates from 35 colleges of osteopathic medicine and branch campuses. Topics include medical education debt and scholarships, graduate medical education plans, and percentages of students who plan to practice in rural underserved or shortage areas.
Date: 12/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine
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Behavioral Health Education Center of Nebraska Legislative Report FY 2018 & 2019
Provides an overview of the demographic and geographic characteristics of the behavioral health workforce in Nebraska. Discusses behavioral health workforce recruitment, education, funding, and retention strategies in the state. Compares the supply of behavioral health providers in Nebraska versus the national average, in addition to rural versus urban areas of Nebraska. Includes maps of provider locations, training locations, and integrated primary care/behavioral health care clinics across the state.
Date: 12/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Behavioral Health Education Center of Nebraska
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The Value Initiative Members in Action: Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center - Lebanon, N.H
Describes how the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center partners with rural and community hospitals to provide telehealth specialty care services across northern New England through the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Connected Care program. Discusses clinical outcomes and patient satisfaction with the telehealth programs. Examines how telehealth services impact staffing and services offered in small and rural hospitals.
Date: 12/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: American Hospital Association
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Childhood Poverty, 2007 - 2018
Animated map series showing child poverty rates at the school district level from 2007 to 2018.
Date: 12/2019
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Census Bureau
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Evaluation of the Initiative to Reduce Avoidable Hospitalizations among Nursing Facility Residents-Payment Reform
Third annual report evaluating a Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) Innovation payment model intended to reduce avoidable hospitalizations for long-term care nursing facility residents by offering incentives for the provision of in-house care to eligible residents, rather than a transfer to a hospital for treatment. Presents details on the effect of the payment model on Medicare expenditures in the participating states: Alabama, Missouri, Indiana, Nevada, New York, and Pennsylvania. Discusses the implication of the payment model in rural facilities.
Date: 12/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
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Poverty Rate of the Population Under 18 by County: 2018
Map of the United States displaying the poverty rate for citizens under 18 by county using estimated data produced by statistical model-based methods using sample survey, decennial census, and other administrative data sources from the Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates (SAIPE) Program.
Date: 12/2019
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Census Bureau
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Hospitalizations for Inflammatory Bowel Disease Among Medicare Fee-for-Service Beneficiaries — United States, 1999–2017
Reports on hospitalization for Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis among Medicare fee-for-service beneficiaries, with data by location of patient residence for urban and rural areas. Includes information on hospitalization rates, surgery rates, readmission rates, mortality, and length of stay.
Author(s): Fang Xu, Anne G. Wheaton, Yong Liu, Hua Lu, Kurt J. Greenlund
Citation: MMWR (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report), 68(49), 1134-1138
Date: 12/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Rural-Urban Differences in Access to and Attitudes Toward Care for Medicare Beneficiaries
Results of a study using data from the 2016 Medicare Current Beneficiary Survey to analyze differences between rural and urban Medicare beneficiaries in terms of travel time to usual provider, access barriers, and attitudes toward seeking care.
Author(s): Carrie Henning-Smith, Ashley M. Hernandez, Megan Lahr
Date: 12/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center
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Achieving Health Equity in Preventive Services: Evidence Summary
Summarizes research on achieving health equity in preventive services including screening, counseling, medication, and management for cancer, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes in adult patients by identifying the effects of impediments and barriers that create disparities, and the effectiveness of strategies and interventions to reduce them. Study reports barriers that resulted in, or explained a disparity in preventive service, and the effectiveness of the clinician-patient relationship, health information technology and health system intervention. Studies included African Americans, Hispanics, Korean and Chinese Americans, and rural and low-income patients.
Additional links: Full Report
Date: 12/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
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State Incentive Programs that Encourage Allied Health Professionals to Provide Care for Rural and Underserved Populations
Policy brief investigating allied health incentive programs at the state level by examining their goals, policies, practices, and available data on their achievement in recruiting and retaining allied health professionals to rural and underserved areas. Nearly 70 programs were surveyed and documented that provided financial support or training opportunities for 39 different types of allied health professionals and students in return for a service commitment.
Author(s): Malaika R. Schwartz, Davis G. Patterson, Rachelle L. McCarty
Date: 12/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Center for Health Workforce Studies
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