Jessica Bellinger, PhD

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Publications - (3)

  • Diffusion of Preventive Innovation: Racial and Rural Differences in Cervical Cancer Prevention and Control Practices
    South Carolina Rural Health Research Center
    Date: 05/2013
    Examines differences in receipt of cervical cancer screening and HPV vaccination associated with residence and race/ethnicity.
  • Higher Risk of Death in Rural Blacks and Whites Than Urbanites is Related to Lower Incomes, Education, and Health Coverage
    South Carolina Rural Health Research Center
    Date: 10/2011
    Explores the degree to which lack of health insurance may contribute to high mortality rates among rural minority men and women aged 45-64.
  • Post-discharge Rehabilitation Care Delivery for Rural Medicare Beneficiaries with Stroke
    Policy Brief
    South Carolina Rural Health Research Center
    Date: 09/2015

    Stroke is the fourth leading cause of death and the leading cause of long-term disability in the United States (U.S.). Post-discharge care has been shown to be vital in preventing long-term morbidity and improving functionality and quality of life for stroke patients. The most appropriate post-discharge rehabilitation care (PDRC) setting for stroke patients depends on several factors including the patient’s clinical profile, patient preferences, provider recommendations, and proximity to available resources. Limited evidence suggests geographic as well as racial and ethnic disparities in receipt of PDRC. We sought to examine the following research questions:

    1. Are there differences in the provision and type of PDRC received post-discharge by rurality and race/ethnicity among stroke survivors?
    2. Is distance between the patient’s home and the discharge hospital related to the type of PDRC recommended?
    3. Are factors such as initial hospital admission (transfer from other hospital vs. referral from primary care vs. direct admission from emergency departments) related to PDRC provision and type?