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Correlates of Postpartum Visits Among Medicaid Recipients: An Analysis Using Claims Data from a Managed Care Organization

Published on Feb 16, 2018in Journal of Womens Health
· DOI :10.1089/jwh.2016.6137
W MashoSaba (VCU: Virginia Commonwealth University), ChaSusan (VCU: Virginia Commonwealth University)+ 4 AuthorsSusan G. Kornstein40
Estimated H-index: 40
(VCU: Virginia Commonwealth University)
Abstract Background: The postpartum care visit (PPCV) plays an important role in ensuring the well-being of mother and infant. This study sought to assess correlates of PPCV attendance among women who are at high risk of nonattendance. Materials and Methods: This study used deidentified medical claims data from Virginia Premier—a nonprofit Managed Care Organization that provides health insurance for Medicaid beneficiaries. The association between various correlates and PPCV attendance was examined using multiple logistic regression analyses. Results: Of the 25,692 women in the study, more than half (50.5%) did not attend a postpartum visit. Racial/ethnic minorities and women receiving the majority of their care at hospitals, Health Departments, or Federally Qualified Health Centers were more likely to attend their postpartum visit. Women who smoked and those who did not attend prenatal care had reduced odds of postpartum visit attendance. Age, education, and delivery method were not found to be significan...
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Published on Jun 24, 2019in Maternal and Child Health Journal 1.74
Arden Handler25
Estimated H-index: 25
(UIC: University of Illinois at Chicago),
Kristine Zimmermann4
Estimated H-index: 4
(UIC: University of Illinois at Chicago)
+ 1 AuthorsCaitlin E. Garland3
Estimated H-index: 3
(UIC: University of Illinois at Chicago)
Objective The objective of this study is to consider the role of universal nurse home visiting in the postpartum period as a potential strategy to promote women’s postnatal health. This study was derived from a formative research project aimed at understanding the early implementation of the Illinois Family Connects (IFC) universal postpartum home visiting program as perceived by key informants. Methods Data from eighteen key informant (KI) interviews conducted between January and February 2018 ...