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Journal of Ambulatory Care Management:
doi: 10.1097/JAC.0000000000000006
Original Articles

Identifying Key Patient Demographics and Organizational Factors That Contribute to Health Center Participation in Research

Shin, Peter PhD, MPH; Sharac, Jessica MSc, MPH; Beeson, Tishra MPH; Proser, Michelle MPP; Jester, Michelle MA

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Abstract

Federally Qualified Health Centers are well positioned for translational research given their diverse patient population, unique characteristics, and community knowledge. This was the first national survey that assessed their research activities. Those with research experience were more likely to be urban and Health Care for the Homeless grantees and had more patients, minority patients, and physicians relative to nonphysician providers, enabling services providers, Medicaid revenues per Medicaid patient, and total revenues per patient than health centers with no experience and no future interest in research. Only enabling services providers to patient ratios and total patients remained significant after controlling for other factors.

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