Aim 1: Quantify the access to healthcare for pediatric patients, including access to specialized care.
Aim 2: Identify measures of healthcare quality for high-impact pediatric conditions.
Aim 3: Evaluate and explain inequities in the healthcare measures geographically and for subpopulations like Medicaid-eligible children including identifying areas of significantly positive or negative outcomes.
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Heier Stamm, J., N. Serban, J. Swann, and P. Wortley (2017), “Quantifying and Explaining Accessibility of H1N1 Vaccine during the 2009 pandemic”. Health Care Management Science 20(1); 76-93 (DOI 10.1007/s10729-015-9338-y)
Gentili, M., N. Serban, J. O’Connor, J. Swann (2017), “Quantifying Disparities in Accessibility and Availability of Pediatric Primary Care across Multiple States with Implications for Targeted Interventions”. Forthcoming in Health Services Research – Winner of paper competition at INFORMS Public Sector OR (2014).