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Aug, 2014
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Kreider A, Matone M, Bellonci C, dosReis S, Feudtner C, Huang Y-S, Localio R, Rubin D

OBJECTIVE:  Second-generation antipsychotics (SGAs) have increasingly been prescribed to Medicaid-enrolled children; however, there is limited understanding of the frequency of concurrent SGA prescribing with other psychotropic medications. This study describes the epidemiology of concur...

Jul, 2014
Article
Authors:

Fieldston E, Marar M, Jonas J

In health care policy circles, “bending the cost curve down” may qualify as the phrase of the decade. More than 1 million web search references are testament to its widespread use, intended to express a focus on reducing health care costs. Yet it should not surprise anyone familiar with ...

Jul, 2014
Article
Authors:

Wood JN, Fakeye O, Mondestin V, Rubin D, Localio R, Feudtner C

BACKGROUND: Clinical factors that affect the likelihood of abuse in children with femur fractures have not been well elucidated. Consequently, specifying which children with femur fractures warrant an abuse evaluation is difficult. Therefore the purpose of this study is to estimate the p...

Jun, 2014
Authors:

Hwang S, Griffis H, Song L, Rubin DM

This Research at a Glance brief highlights three key findings from our report Supporting the Needs of Students Involved with the Child Welfare and Juvenile Justice System in the School District of Philadelphia.

Jun, 2014
Authors:

Hwang S, Griffis H, Song L, Rubin DM

In January 2013, PolicyLab at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) was commissioned by the Mayor’s Office of Education (MOE), School District of Philadelphia (SDP), Philadelphia School Reform Commission (SRC), and Philadelphia Department of Human Services (DHS) to examine the d...

May, 2014
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Authors:

Jimenez ME, Fiks AG, Shah LR, Gerdes M, Ni AY, Pati S, Guevara JP

OBJECTIVE: To identify parent, child, community, and health care provider characteristics associated with early intervention (EI) referral and multidisciplinary evaluation (MDE) by EI. METHODS: We conducted a mixed methods secondary analysis of data from a randomized controlled trial of...

Apr, 2014
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Authors:

Fieldston ES, Zaoutis LB, Agosto PM, Guo A, Jonas JA, Tsarouhas N

BACKGROUND: Although patient flow is a focus for improvement in hospitals, commonly used single or unaggregated measures fail to capture its complexity. Composite measures can account for multiple dimensions of performance but have not been reported for the assessment of patient flow. O...

Apr, 2014
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Authors:

Fieldston ES, Zaoutis LB, Hicks PJ, Kolb S, Sladek E, Geiger D, Agosto PM, Boswinkel JP, Bell LM

BACKGROUND: Matching workforce to workload is particularly important in healthcare delivery, where an excess of workload for the available workforce may negatively impact processes and outcomes of patient care and resident learning. Hospitals currently lack a means to measure and match ...

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