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Oregon State: Study Finds Recent Health Reforms Reduce Infant Deaths and Improve Access to Reproductive Health Services

Researchers at Oregon State University College of Public Health and Human Sciences have found that Oregon health reforms have reduced infant deaths and improved access to reproductive services.

The study, published in Health Services Research, found that the state’s implementation of coordinated care organizations (CCOs) in 2012 was associated with infant mortality rates falling significantly among Medicaid patients relative to non-Medicaid patients not managed by the CCO system.

The researchers – led by recent PhD graduate Dr. Linh Bui, and including Dr. Jangho Yoon, Dr. Marie Harvey and Dr. Jeff Luck as co-authors – say this is a good indication that CCOs’ aim of provider integration and caring for the whole patient is on the right track.

Learn more about the study.

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