April 28, 2014 – CCDTR Investigator Neda Laiteerapong and other CCDTR investigators co-authored a paper that was published today in the journal Health Services Research. Their two-year study found that patients who seek care at federally funded health centers in the U.S. utilize the health care system less than patients who get their primary care elsewhere. The study involved more than 33,000 adult patients and found that health center patients had fewer office visits, fewer hospitalizations and were more likely to get some preventative care measures than non-health center patients.
Read the University of Chicago Medicine press release about the study here.
Read a Newswise post about the study and what the executive director of the American Public Health Association (APHA), Dr. Georges C. Benjamin, had to say about it here.
Access the publication through the citation listed here.