Darrell J. Gaskin

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BACKGROUND Despite speculation that clinical information technologies will improve clinical and financial outcomes, few studies have examined this relationship in a large number of hospitals. METHODS We conducted a cross-sectional study of urban hospitals in Texas using the Clinical Information Technology Assessment Tool, which measures a hospital's level(More)
BACKGROUND Past research indicates that access to health care and utilization of services varies by sociodemographic characteristics, but little is known about racial differences in health care utilization within racially integrated communities. OBJECTIVE To determine whether perceived discrimination was associated with delays in seeking medical care and(More)
BACKGROUND A hospital's clinical information system may require a specific environment in which to flourish. This environment is not yet well defined. We examined whether specific hospital characteristics are associated with highly automated and usable clinical information systems. METHODS This was a cross-sectional survey of 125 urban hospitals in Texas,(More)
This study compared drug coverage and prescription drug use by race and Hispanic ethnicity for Medicare beneficiaries with three chronic conditions: diabetes, hypertension, or heart disease. We found that among beneficiaries without any drug coverage black persons and Hispanics used 10 to 40 percent fewer medications, on average, than white persons with the(More)
  • Seth M Freedman, Judith K Hellerstein, Seth Michael Freedman, Judith Hellerstein, John Chao, Darrell Gaskin +11 others
  • 2010
The number of neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) in smaller community hospitals increased greatly during the 1980s and 1990s, attracting deliveries away from hospitals with the most sophisticated NICUs. This pattern of " deregionaliza-tion " has caused concern because previous studies find higher mortality rates for high-risk infants born in hospitals(More)
In this cross sectional study, purposive sampling was used to examine the sexual behaviors and practices of African American college age students (n=681) attending a Mid-Atlantic HBCU. The majority of participants were women (72%) and sexually attracted to men (69%); the mean age was 20 (SD=1.3). The primary purpose of this research was to explore specific(More)
  • Craig Garthwaite, Mark Duggan, Craig Loren Garthwaite, William Evans, Darrell Gaskin, Judy Hellerstein +1 other
  • 2009
Despite dramatic improvements in medical technology over time, comparatively little attention has been paid to the effect of these innovations on economic outcomes. This study uses seven overlapping panels of the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey to estimate the labor supply effects of Vioxx—a selective non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug intended for(More)
  • Nezahat Meltem Daysal, Judith K Hellerstein, Judith Hellerstein, Mark Duggan, Darrell Gaskin, Melissa Kearney +2 others
  • 2009
During the past few decades, the United States health care market has experienced dramatic changes. One feature of the health care market that has stayed constant is the persistently large number of Americans who lack health insurance coverage. To date, research has primarily focused on how lack of insurance affects an individual's own health outcomes,(More)
Little research has examined whether Medicaid managed care plans (MCPs) that incorporate case management are effective in coordinating services for children with special health care needs (CSHCN). This study evaluates the effects of enrollment of special needs children into a partially capitated MCP (with ongoing case management) versus the fee-for-service(More)
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