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Domestic violence in India linked with higher rates of women seeking permanent sterilization

Women in India who experience domestic violence are significantly more likely to seek permanent sterilization as a means of birth control than women who are not victims of abuse, a recent study by Oregon State University found. The probability of victims of domestic violence choosing sterilization — i.e. tubal ligation, or “tying the tubes” — […]

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Culturally adapted materials boost Latino participation in diabetes education programs

Diabetes education programs that are linguistically and culturally tailored to Latinos lead to significantly higher rates of completion.

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Recent health reforms in Oregon reduce infant deaths and improve access to reproductive health services

Oregon’s unique health care delivery system for low-income patients is resulting in fewer infant deaths, according to a recent study by Oregon State University researchers.

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Coordinated care model leads to decreases in unscheduled, preventable hospitalizations

Oregon Medicaid enrollees are less likely to make unscheduled trips to the hospital following the implementation of the state’s accountable-care model, new research by Oregon State University shows. The study suggests the Oregon system of coordinated care organizations, or CCOs, which have been serving Medicaid enrollees since 2012, can provide lessons to other states regarding […]

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Study finds improved birth outcomes after implementation of coordinated care organizations

Oregon women on Medicaid were more than 10 percent less likely to have babies with low birthweight or abnormal conditions following the state’s implementation of coordinated care organizations, a new study from College of Public Health and Human Sciences researchers has found.

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Coordinated care organizations lead to more timely prenatal care

Pregnant women on Medicaid are more likely to receive timely prenatal care following Oregon’s implementation of coordinated care organizations, or CCOs, which are regional networks of health care providers who work together to treat patients, a new study has shown.