Category Archive: PolicyLab

May 29 2015

Filling Prescriptions After Asthma Hospitalization Reduces Readmissions

The Journal of Pediatrics shows just over 50 percent of a large cohort of pediatric asthma, patients filled beta agonist and oral steroid prescriptions after being hospitalized, and fewer than 40 percent filled inhaled steroid prescriptions.

Permanent link to this article: http://blog.research.chop.edu/filling-prescriptions-after-asthma-hospitalization-reduces-readmissions/

May 13 2015

Community Scholar Project Addresses Needs of Gender Variant Youth

Pediatrician and adolescent medicine specialist Nadia Dowshen, MD, founder and co-director of The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s Gender and Sexuality Development Clinic, wants to help alleviate the frustration of marginalized gender variant youth by improving their access to health resources and services.

Permanent link to this article: http://blog.research.chop.edu/community-scholar-project-addresses-needs-of-gender-variant-youth/

May 12 2015

Improving Asthma Care With Shared Decision-Making

CHOP’s Alexander G. Fiks, MD, MSCE, has been on the leading edge of shared decision-making (SDM)-related research, contributing to a total of 10 SDM papers since 2010.

Permanent link to this article: http://blog.research.chop.edu/improving-asthma-care-with-shared-decision-making/

May 06 2015

Gynecologist’s Studies Aim to Improve Adolescent Girls’ Health

Adolescent gynecologist Aletha Y. Akers, MD, MPH is leading two studies: a clinical trial, and an analysis of data from two large datasets of adolescent girls’ health in the U.S.

Permanent link to this article: http://blog.research.chop.edu/gynecologists-studies-aim-to-improve-adolescent-girls-health/

Apr 28 2015

Antipsychotic Use May Increase Diabetes Risk in Some Children

Researchers from The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s PolicyLab recently published the largest study to date documenting the significant diabetes risk to children with a prescription for antipsychotics.

Permanent link to this article: http://blog.research.chop.edu/antipsychotic-use-may-increase-diabetes-risk-in-some-children/

Apr 03 2015

PolicyLab Paper Finds Millions of Children Still Impacted by Recession

A new report from The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s PolicyLab and the advocacy organization First Focus found poverty, food insecurity, and housing instability are more prevalent than they were before the Great Recession.

Permanent link to this article: http://blog.research.chop.edu/policylab-paper-finds-millions-children-still-impacted-recession/

Mar 25 2015

Technology Helps Overcome Barriers to Vaccination

Alexander Fiks, MD, MSCE, a faculty member at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, commented about a study appearing in JAMA Pediatrics that described an approach to using health information technology to increase vaccination coverage.

Permanent link to this article: http://blog.research.chop.edu/technology-helps-overcome-barriers-to-vaccination/

Mar 04 2015

PolicyLab to Study Effect of Narratives on Antipsychotic Prescribing

A team of investigators from PolicyLab recently received an award from the William T. Grant Foundation to examine antipsychotic prescribing practices.

Permanent link to this article: http://blog.research.chop.edu/policylab-study-effect-narratives-antipsychotic-prescribing/

Dec 17 2014

Affordable Care Act Results in Patchwork of Coverage for Children

An article published recently in Health Affairs is the first to investigate the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) Essential Health Benefit (EHB) as it relates to children.

Permanent link to this article: http://blog.research.chop.edu/affordable-care-act-results-patchwork-coverage-children/

Nov 21 2014

PolicyLab Study Shows Rise in Pediatric Dental Care

A study conducted by PolicyLab researchers shows the proportion of US-born, Medicaid-enrolled children in Pennsylvania who utilized preventive dental care rose significantly for children ages 5-10.

Permanent link to this article: http://blog.research.chop.edu/policylab-study-shows-rise-pediatric-dental-care/

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