Health Care Utilization

Healthcare utilization and associated barriers experienced by wheelchair users: A pilot study

Michael D. Stillman, M.D, Gina Bertocci, Ph.D., P.E, Craig Smalley, M.Eng., Steve Williams, M.D, Karen L. Frost, Ph.D., M.B.A. Disability and Health Journal, Vol. 10, Issue 4, p502–508 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2017.02.003   Background More than twenty-five years after passage of the ADA, little remains known about the experiences of wheelchair users when attempting to access health care and how accessibility may influence health […]

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Experiences and unmet needs of women with physical disabilities for pain relief during labor and delivery

Linda Long-Bellil, PhD, JD, Monika Mitra, PhD, Lisa I. Iezzoni, MD, MSc, Suzanne C. Smeltzer, EdD, RN, Lauren D. Smith, MPH Disability and Health Journal, Vol. 10, Issue 3, p440–444 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2017.02.007   Background Childbirth is widely acknowledged as one of the most painful experiences most women will undergo in their lifetimes. Alleviating labor and delivery pain for women with physical disabilities […]

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Reduced emergency room and hospital utilization in persons with multiple chronic conditions and disability receiving home-based primary care

Andrew Schamess, MD, Randi Foraker, Matthew Kretovics, MPH, Kelli Barnes, PharmD, BCACP, Stuart Beatty, PharmD, BCACP, CDE, Seuli Bose-Brill, MD, Neeraj Tayal, MD Disability and Health Journal April 2017, Volume 10, Issue 2, Pages 326–333 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2016.10.004 Background Persons with multiple chronic conditions and disability face access barriers to office-based primary care and have very high rates of emergency department (ED) use and […]

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Tracking health care service use and the experiences of adults with autism spectrum disorder without intellectual disability: A longitudinal study of service rates, barriers and satisfaction

Vanessa Vogan, M.A., Johanna K. Lake, Ph.D., Ami Tint, M.A., Jonathan A. Weiss, Ph.D., C. Psych., Yona Lunsky, Ph.D., C. Psych. Disability and Health Journal, Vol. 10, Issue 2, p264–270 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2016.11.002   Background Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) encounter many difficulties finding and accessing health care services. Despite this, few studies have considered the health service use patterns of adults with […]

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Collaborative design of a health care experience survey for persons with disability

Lisa I. Iezzoni, MD, MSc, Holly Matulewicz, MA, Sarah A. Marsella, MSc, Kimberley S. Warsett, MSW, Dennis Heaphy, MPH, EdM, MDiv, Karen Donelan, ScD, EdM Disability and Health Journal, April 2017, p231–239 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2016.12.022   Background When assessing results of health care delivery system reforms targeting persons with disability, quality metrics must reflect the experiences and perspectives of this population. […]

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Youth and parents’ experiences of a new inter-agency transition model for spina bifida compared to youth who did not take part in the model

Sally Lindsay, Ph.D., Melissa Fellin, Ph.D., Heather Cruickshank, B.A., Amy McPherson, Ph.D., Joanne Maxwell, M.Sc. Disability and Health Journal, Volume 9, Issue 4 Published online: May 27, 2016 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2016.05.009 Background Young adults with spina bifida are underserved in health care and are at risk as they transition to adult health care. A pediatric rehabilitation hospital and […]

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Trends in colorectal cancer screening over time for persons with and without chronic disability

Lisa I. Iezzoni, M.D., M.Sc.; Stephen G. Kurtz, M.S.; Sowmya R. Rao, Ph.D. Disability and Health Journal, Volume 9, Issue 3 Published online: March 23, 2016 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2016.02.003 Background Persons with disabilities have often experienced disparities in routine cancer screening. However, with civil rights protections from the 1990 Americans with Disabilities Act, such disparities may diminish over […]

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Health spending among working-age immigrants with disabilities compared to those born in the US

Wassim Tarraf, M.B.A., Ph.D.; Elham Mahmoudi, Ph.D.; Heather E. Dillaway, Ph.D.; Hector M. González, Ph.D.; Disability and Health Journal, Volume 9, Issue 3 Published online: January 28, 2016 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2016.01.007 Background Immigrants have disparate access to health care. Disabilities can amplify their health care burdens. Objective/hypothesis Examine how US- and foreign-born working-age adults with disabilities differ in […]

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Pregnancy among women with physical disabilities: Unmet needs and recommendations on navigating pregnancy

Monika Mitra , Ph.D., Linda M. Long-Bellil , Ph.D., J.D., Lisa I. Iezzoni , M.D., M.Sc., Suzanne C. Smeltzer , Ed.D., R.N., F.A.A.N., Lauren D. Smith , M.P.H. July 2016Volume 9, Issue 3, Pages 457–463 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2015.12.007 Background Despite concerns raised in the literature on the adverse pregnancy outcomes of women with physical disabilities, there is […]

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Trends in disability and program participation among U.S. veterans

Yonatan Ben-Shalom, Jennifer R. Tennant, David C. Stapleton DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2015.12.008 Disability and Health Journal, Vol. 9, Issue 3, p449–456 Published online: January 6, 2016 Background Disability is increasingly part of the lives of veterans and more research is needed to understand its impact on veterans’ participation in disability benefit programs. Objective We examine how recent trends in receipt of service-connected […]

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