Research Roundup: Microcephaly; Insurance Coverage Protection; And Child Death

Research Study Roundup: Microcephaly; Insurance Coverage; And Kid Mortality

Every week, KHN compiles a choice of recently released health policy studies and briefs.

Pediatrics: Occurrence And Threat Aspects For Microcephaly At Birth In Brazil In 2010
Inning accordance with the International Fetal and Newborn Growth Consortium for the 21st Century meaning, the occurrence of microcephaly (>> 2 SDs below the mean for gestational age and sex) was higher in SL (3.5%) than in RP (2.5%). The frequency of severe microcephaly (>> 3 SDs below the mean) was higher in SL (0.7%) than in RP (0.5%). Low maternal education, living in consensual union or without a buddy, maternal smoking cigarettes during pregnancy, primiparity, vaginal shipment, and intrauterine growth limitation were regularly associated with microcephaly. The variety of cases of microcephaly is grossly undervalued, with an underreporting rate of ∼ 90%. (Silva et al., 2/1)

Urban Institute: Health Insurance Coverage Amongst Kid Ages 3 And Younger And Their Moms and dads In 2016
Utilizing the 2016 American Neighborhood Survey (AIR CONDITIONER), this quick updates a previous analysis that examined medical insurance coverage among children ages 3 and younger and their moms and dads in 2015. High rates of protection through Medicaid and the Children’s Medical insurance Program (CHIP) continued amongst young kids and their parents in 2016, the third year after execution of the major coverage arrangements of the Affordable Care Act. Uninsurance amongst both young kids and their parents continued to decline, and coverage levels varied throughout states and cities. Price quotes for kids ages 2 and more youthful nationally and across states are also provided. (Haley et al., 1/30)

Pediatrics: Injury And Death Amongst Kid Identified As At High Danger Of Maltreatment
Models that forecast danger of maltreatment as specified by child protective services substantiation likewise determine kids who are at increased risk of injury and mortality outcomes. If deployed at birth, these designs might help medical suppliers identify children in households who would gain from more intensive assistances. (Vaithianathan, Rouland, Putnam-Hornstein, 2/1)

Urban Institute: Delayed Retirement And The Development In Earnings Inequality At Older Ages
As concerns about retirement cost savings have intensified, many older grownups have started working beyond traditional retirement age. By working longer, they can improve their retirement security by increasing their future monthly Social Security payments and reducing the time they need to rely on their cost savings. But does postponing retirement deepen earnings inequality for older grownups by leaving those with health problems behind? (Johnson, 2/1)

New England Journal of Medication: Catheter Ablation For Atrial Fibrillation With Heart Failure
Death and morbidity are greater among patients with atrial fibrillation and heart failure than among those with heart failure alone. Catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation has been proposed as a means of improving results among clients with heart failure who are otherwise receiving suitable treatment. … Catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation in patients with cardiac arrest was related to a significantly lower rate of a composite end point of death from any cause or hospitalization for aggravating cardiac arrest than was medical therapy. (Marrouche, et al., 2/1)

JAMA Surgical treatment: Association Of The Affordable Care Act Medicaid Expansion With Gain Access To And Quality Of Take Care Of Surgical Conditions
Findings: In this study of clients with 1 of 5 common surgical conditions, Medicaid expansion was associated with a 7.5– percentage point increase in insurance coverage at the time of health center admission. The policy was likewise connected with patients obtaining care earlier in their illness course and with an increased likelihood of getting ideal take care of those conditions. Significance: The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act’s Medicaid growth was associated with increased protection of patients, earlier presentation with common diagnoses, and enhanced surgical care. (Loehrer et al., 1/24)

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