Performance Improvement 1999. Community Health Centers


TITLE: Analysis of CHC User/Visit Survey: Selected Conditions

ABSTRACT: This study is analyzing portions of the User/Visit Study (See PIC ID 5737) data in order to describe the process of care and outcome measures for Community Health Center (CHC) users with selected health conditions, in relation to their insurance status. The data on CHC users and visits are nationally representative and were gathered so as to be comparable to national estimates maintained by the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) through two periodic surveys: The National Health Interview Survey, and the National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey. Data collection was completed in 1995. In the current project, CHC users with diabetes and hypertension are being compared to users who do not have these conditions, and to the general population. Quality of care rendered by the CHC is also being assessed. A third analysis concerns care of CHC users who are uninsured. The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) will use the findings in shaping program policy. An article based on each analysis will be submitted to a peer reviewed journal to facilitate broad dissemination of the results.

AGENCY SPONSOR: Bureau of Primary Health Care

FEDERAL CONTACT: Jerrilynn Regan

PHONE NUMBER: 301-594-4283

PIC ID: 6805

PERFORMER ORGANIZATION: Mathematica Policy Research, Inc. Washington, DC