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Arkansas Resources

Defining Severe Traumatic Brain Injury Readmission Rates and Reasons in a Rural State
Analyzes Arkansas's statewide trauma system data to determine readmission rates for rural adults who suffered a traumatic brain injury (TBI). Includes statistics on patient demographics, and comparative statistics for patients readmitted with those not readmitted.
Author(s): James Gardner, Kevin W Sexton, John Taylor, et al.
Citation: Trauma Surgery & Acute Care Open, 3, e000186
Date: 2018
Type: Document
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Leveraging Research and Philanthropy to Reduce Crime and Violence in the Mississippi Delta
Explores how foundations fund public safety projects, focusing on Phillips County, Arkansas and Coahoma County, Mississippi. Features background on violence and crime in rural areas, including a description of the research literature. Proposes framework for selecting and implementing violence prevention and intervention on the community level.
Author(s): Jessica Saunders, Dionne Barnes-Proby, Samuel Peterson
Date: 2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: RAND Corporation
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Magnolia Regional Medical Center Excels as a Hospital in Transition
Documents Magnolia Regional Medical Center's (MRMC) top accomplishments after participating in the Small Rural Hospital Transition (SRHT) project and completing a financial operational assessment (FOA). Major areas of improvement include net income, net patient revenue, days cash on hand, swing bed utilization, and overall quality ratings.
Date: 07/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Resource Center
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Arkansas Cancer Facts & Figures 2017
Provides detailed cancer data for Arkansas, including cancer incidence and mortality rates by county and type of cancer. Highlights disparities by race (Black/White), gender, and rural/urban differences.
Date: 2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Arkansas Department of Health
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Emergency Transport of Stroke Suspects in a Rural State: Opportunities for Improvement
Examines transport time and destinations for stroke suspects in Arkansas. Focuses on transportation to facilities that commonly provide acute stroke therapy and offers recommendations for emergency medical service agencies.
Author(s): Aliza T. Brown, Feifei Wei, William C. Culp, et al.
Citation: American Journal of Emergency Medicine, 34(8), 1640-1644
Date: 08/2016
Type: Document
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Chicot Memorial Medical Center Utilizes SRHT Project to Prepare for the Future
Highlights the successes and lessons learned from a Financial Operational Assessment (FOA) performed by Chicot Memorial Medical Center (CMMC), a Critical Access Hospital, in Lake Village, Arkansas. The FOA was completed as part of the Small Rural Hospital Transition (SRHT) Project.
Date: 04/2016
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Resource Center
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Distributing Medical Expertise: The Evolution And Impact Of Telemedicine In Arkansas
Describes Arkansas telemedicine system's evolution, organization, and diverse activities including educational support for providers. Demonstrates how telemedicine can have a positive impact on a rural state and become an engine for change regionally. Discusses the challenges to system development and sustained funding, and the impact on health outcomes and medical practice.
Author(s): Curtis L Lowery, Janet M Bronstein, Tina L Benton, David A Fletcher
Citation: Health Affairs, 33 (2)
Date: 02/2014
Type: Document
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A Rural African American Faith Community's Solutions to Depression Disparities
Discusses how a rural African American community of faith in the Arkansas Delta could deal with depression within their community as well as in their congregation.
Author(s): Keneshia Bryant, Tiffany Haynes, Karen Hye-cheon Kim Yeary, Nancy Greer-Williams, Mary Hartwig
Citation: Public Health Nursing, 31(3), 262-271
Date: 2014
Type: Document
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Arkansas Health Care Workforce: A Guide for Policy Action
Examines the current and projected primary and specialty healthcare workforce needs at the state- and county-level for Arkansas, including addressing gaps in rural areas. Discusses options for extending primary care capacity through advanced practice nurses and physician assistants. Analyzes payer mix by county and how expanded insurance coverage may affect provider access.
Author(s): Joe Thompson, Craig Wilson, Suzanne McCarthy, et al.
Date: 03/2013
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Arkansas Center for Health Improvement
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Improving Perinatal Regionalization for Preterm Deliveries in a Medicaid Covered Population: Initial Impact of the Arkansas ANGELS Intervention
Examines the factors associated with delivery of preterm infants at neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) hospitals in Arkansas during 2001–2006 using data from Medicaid claims and birth certificates linked to county-level demographics and medical resource characteristics. Uses county rural–urban commuting areas (RUCA codes) to determine if counties are rural, urban, or small town.
Author(s): Janet M Bronstein, Songthip Ounpraseuth, Jeffrey Jonkman, et al.
Citation: Health Services Research, 46(4), 1082-1103
Date: 08/2011
Type: Document
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Last Updated: 1/25/2022