Katherine Diaz Vickery

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The objective of this study was to compare the quality of 1∶1 and 1.5 ∶1 pitch helical contrast-enhanced thoracic and abdominal CT images in children who cannot cooperate for breath holding. This is a retrospective study of 33 contrast-enhanced CT examinations in 11 children of 0–4 years of age. All children had an initial CT study using 1∶1 pitch helical(More)
Health care payment and delivery models that challenge providers to be accountable for outcomes have fueled interest in community-level partnerships that address the behavioral, social, and economic determinants of health. We describe how Hennepin Health--a county-based safety-net accountable care organization in Minnesota--has forged such a partnership to(More)
Lessons from community-oriented primary care in the United States can offer insights into how we could improve population health by integrating the public health, social service, and health care sectors to form accountable communities for health (ACHs). Unlike traditional accountable care organizations (ACOs) that address population health from a health(More)
Integrating public health and medicine to address social determinants of health is essential to achieving the Triple Aim of lower costs, improved care, and population health. There is intense interest in the United States in using social determinants of health to direct clinical and community health interventions, and to adjust quality measures and(More)
CURRENT DEBATE AND DISAGREEMENTS REGARDING health care obscure strong public sentiment calling for reform of the US health care system. Public support for the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) is split nearly perfectly along party lines, with recent polls indicating that 45% of Americans favor the law and 40% oppose it. A generation ago,(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Family medicine leaders cite population health as a key tenet in the strategic plan outlining family medicine's role in improving America's health. Yet little is known about current practice in training family physicians in this area. This study describes the current practice and teaching of community medicine and population health(More)
Background. In 1998, the North American Primary Care Research Group (NAPCRG) adopted a groundbreaking Policy Statement endorsing responsible participatory research (PR) with communities. Since that time, PR gained prominence in primary care research. Objectives. To reconsider the original 1998 Policy Statement in light of increased uptake of PR, and(More)
Missed appointments have been linked to adverse outcomes known to affect racial/ethnic minorities. However, the association of missed appointments with race/ethnicity has not been determined. We sought to determine the relationships between race/ethnicity and missed appointments by performing a cross-sectional study of 161 350 patients in a safety net(More)
OBJECTIVE To design and test the validity of a method to identify homelessness among Medicaid enrollees using mailing address data. DATA SOURCES/STUDY SETTING Enrollment and claims data on Medicaid expansion enrollees in Hennepin and Ramsey counties who also provided self-reported information on their current housing situation in a psychosocial needs(More)