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Child Health Extramural Research by State and Country: Puerto Rico

Principal Investigator: Torres-Zeno, Roberto
Title: Methodological Issues in Child-Relevant Evidence Syntheses
Institution: University of Puerto Rico Medical Sciences, San Juan, Puerto Rico
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Project Dates: 09/30/2003-09/29/2006
Project Number: R24 HS14060
Summary: This project is intended to provide comprehensive comparative studies comparing the health of Puerto Ricans on the island with the health of Puerto Ricans in the United States. It will include three pilot studies. The first pilot study will be conducted for the purpose of comparing health care utilization patterns between children with asthma enrolled in the Puerto Rico government's managed care plan and those enrolled in private health insurance plans under the same health insurance company. The second study will assess the psychometric properties of two measures of health care systems factors: one measure is related to organizational climate, while the other measure is related to quality of the therapeutic relationship—potential indicators of performance for mental health services proved to children and adolescents. The final pilot study will investigate the impact of Puerto Rico's health care reform on infant mortality, birth weight, and the utilization and adequacy of prenatal care. Hispanic or Latino infants, children, and adolescents will be participating in this study.

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Page last reviewed September 2007
Internet Citation: Child Health Extramural Research by State and Country: Puerto Rico. September 2007. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.


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