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Community Living and Health Services Utilization among the Aging Services Network Population
By 2050, the number of older adults will increase from 67 million to 111 million, or roughly 28 percent of the total U.S. population. Age is a principal predictor of physical health status as well as functional and cognitive ...
Determinants of Unintended Pregnancy and Modern Family Planning Use
Unintended pregnancy, defined as a pregnancy that is mistimed or unwanted, is one of the world’s most common negative health outcomes. Furthermore, the United Nations Population Fund has found that 225 million women wish ...
ADVANCING THE HEALTH OF UNDERSERVED COMMUNITIES ACROSS THE UNITED STATES: OPPORTUNITIES TO IMPROVE HEALTH CENTER QUALITY OF CARE AND PATIENT EXPERIENCE
1 in 13 people in the United States receives care at a community health center. As health center services become an increasing percentage of all primary care services delivered in the United States, their success is vital ...
PREVENTIVE CARE UTILIZATION AND ITS IMPACT ON POTENTIALLY PREVENTABLE HOSPITALIZATIONS: IMPLICATIONS OF MEDICAID COST-SHARING, MEDICAID EXPANSION, AND THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT FOR VULNERABLE POPULATIONS
About half of Americans have at least one chronic disease, and chronic diseases account for nearly 90% of healthcare expenditures in the US. Primary care can reduce potentially preventable hospitalizations and overall costs ...