July 8, 2021

IDEAL RRTC Webinar Series: Examining the Risk of Potentially Preventable Hospitalization in Adults with Congenital and Acquired Disabilities

2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Public Online Webinar | Watch the recording on YouTube

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Webinar Description

Adults with pediatric-onset (cerebral palsy/spina bifida (CP/SB)) or acquired disabilities (spinal cord injury (SCI) or multiple sclerosis (MS)) are more likely than those without disability to develop medical complications. Little is known about potentially preventable hospitalizations (PPH) among adults with disabilities. PPHs are preventable if a patient had timely access to care. The objective of this study was to examine potential risk and protective factors for PPH, comparing adults with aforementioned disabilities to people without. Our results indicate that adults with disabilities were at greater odds for PPH compared to people without disabilities. Use of preventative services such as annual wellness visit had substantial protective association against PPH.

The content of this webinar has been developed under a grant from the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR #90RTHF0001). NIDILRR is a Center within the Administration for Community Living (ACL), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The contents of this webinar do not necessarily represent the policy of NIDILRR, ACL, or HHS and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government.

This webinar was open to the public.

Speaker Bio

Elham Mahmoudi, PhD, joined Department of Family Medicine at the University of Michigan as an Assistant Professor in 2017. She earned her PhD from Wayne State University, in Economics in 2012 and subsequently finished her postdoctoral research fellowship at the University of Michigan. Dr. Mahmoudi is a health economist with expertise in large data analysis and methodology. Her research interests include evaluating healthcare policies, reducing disparities in access to quality healthcare, and optimizing care management for patients with multiple chronic conditions and those with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia.