August 3, 2020 Policies have recently been expanded to encourage primary care providers to administer buprenorphine in the treatment of opioid use disorder – a strategy that appears to be effective according to a new study from researchers in the Department of Health Policy and Management.
Most medical home care practices provide comparable quality mental health care, regardless of setting
June 22, 2020 Medical home care has been proposed as a solution to help those with serious mental illness use primary care more often, and new research from UNC has revealed that most medical homes provide a similar quality of care to these patients regardless of practice type.
Medical home care has mixed effect on patients with mental and physical illnesses, UNC research shows
May 27, 2020 For patients with both mental and physical illnesses, medical home care could decrease hospital admissions and increase access to outpatient services, according to new findings from researchers in the Department of Health Policy and Management.
Study finds excess medical costs associated with metastatic breast cancer, especially among younger women
May 20, 2020 Medical costs for metastatic breast cancer treatment are considerably higher than earlier-stage treatments, especially for younger women, according to a new study co-authored by Dr. Justin Trogdon and Dr. Stephanie Wheeler.
April 20, 2020 Many health care organizations that adopt an accountable care organization (ACO) model seek to offer services that improve patient outcomes by addressing social determinants of health, but new research shows many of these ACOs face challenges in incorporating these social services despite commitment and effort.
March 24, 2020 Putting evidence-based interventions into practice can be difficult when health care settings and populations differ from the original context of the intervention. A new study that includes research from the Department of Health Policy and Management tackles that challenge by proposing a theoretical framework that could enable effective adaptation into healthcare policy, practice and research.
March 13, 2020 Over the last several decades in China, millions of rural residents have migrated to urban areas for work. As parents migrate, they’ve left their young children behind with other family members in the countryside. A new study co-led by Dr. Sean Sylvia evaluates the effects of maternal migration on early childhood development outcomes.
February 4, 2020 EMS transport times are higher for patients in rural areas of the United State than for those in urban areas, and new research from doctoral student Katherine Miller's team has found that hospital closures in rural areas increase those transport times.
December 16, 2019 Dr. Stephanie Wheeler has collaborated on a supplemental issue of Preventive Medicine, with 12 articles that examine stakeholder-engaged implementation science and population approaches to improve equity in cancer prevention and control.
NC Medicaid data show progress in state's opioid epidemic, but patients need better access to treatment
November 19, 2019 A new analysis of North Carolina Medicaid data finds that, while important progress is being made in combating the state’s opioid epidemic, more work is needed to increase the rate at which Medicaid enrollees diagnosed with Opioid Use Disorder receive effective medications to treat it.