Adoption and Diffusion

How the latest clinical, technological, and policy advances are incorporated into clinical practice and health care delivery.

Hospital Financial Incentives to Improve Care After Opioid Overdose

Jan. 6, 2020

Two patients are treated for opioid overdose at two different hospitals, just a few miles apart. The first hospital provides life-saving treatment to reverse the overdose and watches the patient for an hour, discharging them when deemed “medically stable.” The second hospital also provides life-saving treatment but then offers counseling, medication to prevent recurrent overdose and treat opioid withdrawal, and assistance navigating to outpatient treatment for the next day.

National Trends in Utilization and 1-Year Outcomes with Transplantation of HCV-Viremic Kidneys

Peter P. Reese, MD, MSCE
Sep. 12, 2019

Vishnu S. Potluri, David S. Goldberg, Sumit Mohan, Roy D. Bloom, Deirdre Sawinski, Peter L. Abt, Emily A. Blumberg, Chirag R. Parikh, James Sharpe, K. Rajender Reddy, Miklos Z. Molnar, Meghan Sise, Peter P. Reese

Abstract [from journal]

Background: Recent pilot trials have demonstrated the safety of transplanting HCV-viremic kidneys into HCV-seronegative recipients. However, it remains unclear if allograft function is impacted by donor HCV-viremia or recipient HCV-serostatus.

Methods: We used national United States registry data to examine trends in HCV-viremic kidney use between 4/1/2015 and 3/31/2019. We applied advanced matching methods to compare eGFR for similar kidneys transplanted into highly similar recipients of kidney transplants.


Influence of Community-Level Cultural Beliefs about Autism on Families' and Professionals' Care for Children

Jul. 25, 2018

Christina D. Kang-YiRoy Richard Grinker, Rinad Beidas, Aneeza Agha, ...


This qualitative study aimed to understand how community-level cultural beliefs affect families’ and professionals’ care for children with autism and developmental delays in immigrant communities, as a first step towards promoting early identification and access to early intervention services. The study was part of the larger New York City (NYC) Korean Community Autism Project, which was designed to identify strategies to increase awareness of autism and reduce delays in treatment seeking within the NYC Korean-American community. Our study elicited early...