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Comparative Effectiveness of Home Care Environments

for Diverse Elders' Outcomes

What is the evidence for home health care and home hospice? Who benefits the most? And under what conditions? This ongoing project began in 2013 with funding from a K99/R00 award from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), and continues with current support from the National Institute on Aging. 

Smith JM, Lin H, Thomas-Hawkins C, Tsui J, Jarrín OF. (2021). Timing of home health care initiation and 30-day rehospitalizations among Medicare beneficiaries with diabetes by race and ethnicity. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 18(11), 5623.

Smith JM, Jarrín OF, Lin H, Tsui J, Dharamdasni T, Thomas-Hawkins C. (2021). Racial disparities in post-acute home health care referral and utilization among older adults with diabetes. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 18(6), 3196.

Grafova IB, Jarrín OF. (2020). Beyond black and white: Mapping misclassification of Medicare beneficiaries race and ethnicity. Medical Care Research and Review. July, online first.

Jarrín OF, Nyandege A, Grafova IB, Dong X, Lin H. (2020). Validity of race and ethnicity codes in Medicare administrative data compared to gold-standard self-reported race collected during routine home health care visits. Medical Care, 58(1), e1-e8. PMID: 31688554.

Clark-Cutaia MN, Jarrín OF, Thomas-Hawkins C, Hirschman KB. (2020). The perfect storm: Stakeholder perspectives on factors contributing to hospital admissions for patients undergoing maintenance hemodialysis. Nephrology Nursing Journal, 47(1), 11-20.

Crystal S, Jarrín OF, Rosenthal M, Hermida R, Angell B. (2020). National partnership to improve dementia care in nursing homes campaign: State and facility strategies, impact, and antipsychotic reduction outcomes. Innovation in Aging, 4(3), 1-13.

Jarrín OF, Pouladi FA, Madigan EA. (2019). International priorities for home care    research, education, practice, and management: Qualitative content analysis. Nurse Education Today, 73, 83-87.

Lasater K, Jarrín OF, Aiken LH, McHugh M, Sloane D, Smith H. (2019). A methodology for studying organizational performance: A multi-state survey of front line providers. Medical Care, 57, 742-749.

Aiken LH, Sloane D, Barnes H, Cimiotti J, Jarrín OF, McHugh M. (2018). Nurses’ and patients’ appraisals show patient safety in hospitals remains a concern. Health Affairs, 37(11), 1744-51.

Naylor MD, Hirschman KB, Toles MP, Jarrín OF, Shaid E, Pauly MV. (2018). Adaptations

of the evidence-based transitional care model in the U.S. Social Science & Medicine, 213, 28-36.

Jarrín OF, Kang Y, Aiken LH. (2017). Pathway to better patient care and nurse workforce outcomes in home care. Nursing Outlook, 65(6), 671-678.

Jarrín OF, Flynn L, Lake ET, Aiken LH. (2014). Home health agency work environments and hospitalizations. Medical Care, 52(9), 877-883.

O’Connor M, Bowles KH, Feldman P, St. Pierre M, Jarrín OF, Shah S, Murtaugh C. (2014).

Frontloading and intensity of skilled home health visits: A state of the science. Home Health

Care Services Quarterly, 33(3), 159-175.

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