Sarah L . Reeves

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PURPOSE To assess the completeness and accuracy of parent contact information for the delivery of mailed reminder/recall notices using a statewide immunization information system (IIS). METHODS The Michigan Care Improvement Registry (MCIR) was used to generate reminder and recall notifications for children ages 6 months-19 years in Michigan (2008-2009).(More)
OBJECTIVE We explored factors that may influence physician adherence to transcranial Doppler (TCD) screening guidelines among children with sickle cell disease. METHODS Pediatric hematologists, neurologists, and primary care physicians (n = 706) responded to a mailed survey in May 2012 exploring factors hypothesized to influence physician adherence to TCD(More)
BACKGROUND Ascertaining self-reported information about the risk for pre-stroke obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in the acute stroke period is challenging as many stroke patients have deficits that hinder communication. We examined agreement between stroke patients without communication limitations and family members (proxy) in the pre-stroke risk for OSA. (More)
OBJECTIVE To develop and test the accuracy of administrative claims method for identifying children with sickle cell disease (SCD) to enable quality of care assessments among children enrolled in Medicaid. METHODS All administrative claims with an SCD diagnosis were obtained from Michigan Medicaid from 2008 to 2011 for children ≤18 years, representing(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Mexican Americans (MAs) have an increased risk of stroke and experience worse poststroke disability than non-Hispanic whites, which may translate into worse poststroke quality of life (QOL). We assessed ethnic differences in poststroke QOL, as well as potential modification of associations by age, sex, and initial stroke severity. (More)
IMPORTANCE With transcranial Doppler (TCD) screening, we can identify children and adolescents with sickle cell anemia who are at the highest risk of stroke. An accurate claims-based method for identifying children and adolescents with sickle cell anemia was recently developed and validated that establishes the necessary groundwork to enable large(More)
Quality of life (QOL) is a multidimensional construct incorporating individual perception of life circumstances, and its importance has been underscored by both the World Health Organization and Healthy People 2020. Mexican Americans (MAs) have an increased risk of stroke compared with non-Hispanic whites (NHWs) and experience worse poststroke disability(More)
Quality of life (QOL) is a multidimensional construct incorporating individual perception of life circumstances, and its importance has been underscored by both the World Health Organization and Healthy People 2020. Mexican Americans (MAs) have an increased risk of stroke compared with non-Hispanic whites (NHWs) and experience worse poststroke disability(More)
Although transcranial Doppler (TCD) screening assesses the need for stroke prevention efforts among children with sickle cell disease (SCD), screening rates remain low across many parts of the United States. We sought to identify neighborhoods with low TCD screening rates and neighborhood-level factors related to screening to inform the utility of(More)