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HSR Resources & Methods

AcademyHealth provides information on the latest developments in the field of health services research (HSR). In this section you will find evidence and tools for understanding the HSR literature, making optimal use of existing methods and evaluating and using new methods for research.

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Medicaid expansion increased total physician visits but failed to bring in new physicians in early expansion states

The Affordable Care Act enacted Medicaid expansion with hopes that more states would provide health insurance to low-income Americans. This ‘plain language summary’ reviews recent research published in AcademyHealth’s official journal HSR which shows that early Medicaid expansion in six states led to an increase in the total number of physician visits but did not lead to an increase in total physician participation.
Posted Aug 9, 2022 By Kaleigh Ligus, M.A.
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Medicare Advantage improves patient-centered care efficiency for older beneficiaries

New research indicates Medicare Advantage enrollment provides favorable outcomes over traditional Medicare for those with mental health issues and those at end-of-life, indicating a high efficiency of care aligning with beneficiaries’ preferences. This ‘plain language summary’ reviews recent research published in AcademyHealth's official journal, HSR, which addresses the role of Medicare Advantage in mental health care and end-of-life outcomes for older adults.
Posted Aug 9, 2022 By Kaleigh Ligus, M.A.
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LGBTQ+ Pride Month and Health Services Research: Guidance for Research Partners

AcademyHealth member Dr. Kellan E. Baker, who serves as the Executive Director of the Whitman-Walker Institute, highlights efforts to advance LGBTQ+ health research. During Pride Month and beyond, the Institute seeks partners across the field of HSR to advance the scope and sophistication of research into LGBTQ+ health.
Posted Jun 22, 2022 By Kellan Baker, Ph.D., M.P.H., M.A.
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The Next Frontier in Research Data Sharing: NIH Policy Changes Are Coming

Stakeholders in NIH funded research should be informed about upcoming policy changes in data sharing and management strategies. Greg Downing spoke with leaders from NIH and research institutions who spearhead the policy implementation and in this blog post highlights implications for the academic research community and beyond.
Posted Jun 21, 2022 By Gregory Downing, D.O., Ph.D.

AcademyHealth Announces the Best of 2022 Annual Research Meeting

Research nominated as the best abstract for each theme from the 2022 Call for Abstracts explores topics related to patient and consumer needs, Medicaid access and coverage, COVID-19, and more.