Data Science Publications

The relationship between access to mental health counseling and interest in rural telehealth

2021 - APA PsycNet

Telehealth has been proposed as a strategy to reduce disparities in access to mental health counseling in rural areas. The objective of this study was to compare interest in telehealth between rural and urban communities and to identify the factors that impact interest in using telehealth services.

Medicaid expansion and accessibility to healthcare: The Illinois experience

March 29, 2021 - Public Health Nursing

The study examined the impact that the Medicaid expansion in Illinois had upon insurance rates, access to medical care, dental care, pharmaceuticals, and mental health counseling between rural and urban counties.

Auto-assignment of providers in Medicaid Managed Care and factors influencing seasonal flu vaccine uptake: a retrospective analysis

March 26, 2021 - Journal of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research

Over 50 million people in the USA are enrolled in a Medicaid Managed Care plan. If they do not select a primary care provider, they are auto-assigned to one. The impact of auto-assignment has largely been understudied outside the context of patient satisfaction with the insurance plan. The purpose of the study was to explore the association between auto-assignment and flu vaccination use, which will contribute to our understanding of factors influencing the COVID-19 vaccine uptake.