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Research, Recommendations and Guidelines

2015

Health Insurance Coverage: Early Release of Estimates from the National Health Interview Survey, 2014
Among adults in age groups 18–24, 25–34, 35–44, and 45–64, men were more likely than women to lack health insurance coverage at the time of interview.

Transmission of Hepatitis C Virus Associated with Surgical Procedures — New Jersey 2010 and Wisconsin 2011
In one case, a female health care worker (patient A) underwent a uterine dilation and curettage procedure at the facility where she worked. Occurrence of these two unrelated cases of health care–associated HCV infection highlights the importance of hepatitis C surveillance and investigations of possible health care transmission.

Health Insurance Marketplace and Women
Enroll in a plan by February 15, 2015, get the preventive services you need, and navigate the health system to stay healthy.

2014

What Obstetrician-Gynecologists Should Know About Ebola
It is important that all health care providers are prepared to evaluate and care for patients. Specifically, U.S. health care providers, including ob-gyns, should ask patients about recent travel and should know the signs and symptoms of Ebola virus disease and what to do if assessing a patient with compatible illness.

The Birth Certificate (Finally) Goes National
By the time we ring in 2015, all of America's 50 states and the District of Columbia will have finally adopted the 2003 Revisions of the U.S. Standard Certificate of Live Birth, generally known as the standard birth certificate.

Vital Signs: Variation Among States in Prescribing of Opioid Pain Relievers and Benzodiazepines — United States, 2012
In 2012, prescribers wrote 82.5 OPR and 37.6 benzodiazepine prescriptions per 100 persons in the United States. State rates varied 2.7-fold for OPR and 3.7-fold for benzodiazepines. For both OPR and benzodiazepines, rates were higher in the South census region, and three Southern states were two or more standard deviations above the mean.

Resources for Serving Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Patients
Learn about the unique sexual health needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) patients, and get resources for making your clinical practice more welcoming.

Health Insurance Coverage: Early Release of Estimates from the National Health Interview Survey, 2013
Among adults in age groups 18–24, 25–34, 35–44, and 45-64, men were more likely than women to lack health insurance coverage at the time of interview.

Marriage, Cohabitation, and Men's Use of Preventive Health Care Services
Among men aged 18–64, those who were married were more likely than cohabiting men and other not-married men to have had a health care visit in the past 12 months. Marriage was associated with greater likelihood of a health care visit for both younger and older men, and for men with health insurance.

2012

Partner Services for Medical Providers and Referring Providers (3/302012)
This module provides an overview of the principles that guide effective practice in discussing a referral to Partner services with patients. It is a beta version (pending final CDC clearance.) On completion, you will be asked to evaluate the module.

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