Darrell J. Gaskin

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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)
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  • 2012
Custom notification of new releases in your field of interest Special offers and discounts NOTICE: The project that is the subject of this report was approved by the Governing Board of the National Research Council, whose members are drawn from the councils of the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering , and the Institute of(More)
Enantioselectivity of enzyme catalysis is often rationalized via active site models. These models are constructed on the basis of comparing the enantiomeric excess of product observed in a series of reactions which are conducted with a range of homologous substrates, typically carrying various side chain substitutions. Surprisingly the practical application(More)
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)
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. In this paper I estimate the causal effect on mortality of the level of care available at the hospital in which a very low birth weight infant is born.(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)