Oregon’s coordinated care organizations lead to more timely prenatal care
Oregon’s coordinated care organizations (CCOs) helped more women on Medicaid access timely prenatal care, according to a new study. Researchers at Oregon State University found that in the first year of the CCOs in 2012, more women sought out care in the first trimester than had the year before. However, the findings were most positive for white and Asian women and those living in urban areas, meaning there’s more work to be done to help women of other ethnic groups and those living in rural areas. (Maternal and Child Health Journal)
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