Patterns and Outcomes of Healthcare Use among At-Risk Alcohol Drinkers

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/147179
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Patterns and Outcomes of Healthcare Use among At-Risk Alcohol Drinkers
Abstract:
Patterns and Outcomes of Healthcare Use among At-Risk Alcohol Drinkers
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2007
Author:Heise, Barbara A., PhD, APRN, BC
P.I. Institution Name:Brigham Young University
Title:Assistant Professor
[Scientific session research presentation] Risky alcohol use affects 3 out of 10 adults in the U.S. and plays a role in over 60 chronic health conditions (NIAAA, 2005; DeAlba, Samet, Saitz, 2004). A Healthy People 2010 priority goal focuses on reduction of alcohol use that exceeds low-risk drinking guidelines. Using a population based sample, this study examines the effects of at-risk alcohol use on patterns of healthcare use and health outcomes, and the effects of rural residence on these patterns and outcomes. The Behavioral Model of Utilization served as a framework for understanding these complex relationships. The National Health Interview Survey and the Medical Expenditures Panel Survey (Cohen, 1997) provided the data sources for this research. These databases contain self-report measures and in-depth medical histories that allowed a detailed examination of healthcare use and outcomes over a 2 year period. The research was part of a larger nationally funded research study investigating the effects of rural residence on treatment for psychiatric disorders. This research provides information on the long-term use and outcomes of healthcare services by at-risk drinkers, especially among those living in rural areas.  As such, it has the potential to inform policy about the distribution of scarce specialty substance abuse treatment services.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titlePatterns and Outcomes of Healthcare Use among At-Risk Alcohol Drinkersen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/147179-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Patterns and Outcomes of Healthcare Use among At-Risk Alcohol Drinkers</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2007</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Heise, Barbara A., PhD, APRN, BC</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Brigham Young University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Assistant Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">barbara-heise@byu.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Scientific session research presentation] Risky alcohol use affects 3 out of 10 adults in the U.S. and plays a role in over 60 chronic health conditions (NIAAA, 2005; DeAlba, Samet, Saitz, 2004). A Healthy People 2010 priority goal focuses on reduction of alcohol use that exceeds low-risk drinking guidelines. Using a population based sample, this study examines the effects of at-risk alcohol use on patterns of healthcare use and health outcomes, and the effects of rural residence on these patterns and outcomes. The Behavioral Model of Utilization served as a framework for understanding these complex relationships. The National Health Interview Survey and the Medical Expenditures Panel Survey (Cohen, 1997) provided the data sources for this research.&nbsp;These databases contain self-report measures and in-depth medical histories that allowed a detailed examination of healthcare use and outcomes over a 2 year period.&nbsp;The research was part of a larger nationally funded research study investigating the effects of rural residence on treatment for psychiatric disorders.&nbsp;This research provides information on the long-term use and outcomes of healthcare services by at-risk drinkers, especially among those living in rural areas.&nbsp; As such, it has the potential to inform policy about the distribution of scarce specialty substance abuse treatment services.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T09:29:56Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T09:29:56Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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