health services

Redesigning and reframing our healthcare for patients with hearing loss

Nearly 20% of U.S. Americans report a hearing loss, yet our current healthcare system is poorly designed and equipped to effectively care for them. Individuals with hearing loss report communication breakdowns, inaccessible health information, …

Emergency department utilization among deaf and hard-of-hearing patients: A retrospective chart review

Background. Deaf and hard-of-hearing (DHH) patients are an underserved priority population. Existing, although contextually limited, findings indicate that DHH patients are more likely to use the emergency department (ED) than non-DHH patients. …

Conceptual model of emergency department utilization among deaf and hard-of-hearing patients: A critical review

Deaf and hard-of-hearing (DHH) populations are understudied in health services research and underserved in healthcare systems. Existing data indicate that adult DHH patients are more likely to use the emergency department (ED) for less emergent …

They're not willing to accommodate Deaf patients: Communication experiences of deaf American Sign Language users in the emergency department

Deaf people who use American Sign Language (ASL) are more likely to use the emergency department (ED) than their hearing English-speaking counterparts and are also at higher risk of receiving inaccessible communication. The purpose of this study is …

Promoting health equity for deaf patients through the electronic health record

Language status can be conceptualized as an equity-relevant variable, particularly for non-English-speaking populations. Deaf and hard-of-hearing (DHH) individuals who use American Sign Language (ASL) to communicate comprise one such group and are …

Systematically collected information at encounters with HIV-positive students: A review of 10 years of electronic medical records

Objective: The objective of this study was to examine clinical and epidemiological information collected by Student Health Center (SHC) providers on HIV-positive students, and benchmark this information against Infectious Disease Society of America …

Health insurance literacy and health service utilization among college students

*Objective:* Health literacy and health insurance literacy affect healthcare utilization. The purpose of this study was to determine the relation between health insurance knowledge, self-efficacy, and student healthcare utilization in the past year. …