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Identifying Meaningful Health Equity Research: Racial Health Equity and Social Needs Review

March 30, 2023 — By taking racial or ethnic categorizations into account without added context, health equity research may mistakenly imply that health inequities are caused by biological differences between ethnic groups. To promote more nuanced health equity research, PCORI commissioned this rapid review of an evidence map of social needs interventions, such as employment and child care assistance, to improve health outcomes.

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Promising Evidence for Telehealth Strategies for the Delivery of Maternal Health Care

July 27, 2022 — The evidence synthesized in this rapid review indicates that telehealth for maternal health care delivery is a promising alternative and/or supplement to usual, in-person care. Equally important are the evidence gaps identified in this review that point us to future research priorities.

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PCORI's First Rapid Review: Video-Teleconferencing for Disease Prevention, Diagnosis, and Treatment

January 12, 2022 — Learn more about PCORI's Rapid Review series and the first completed Rapid Review, which summarized evidence of the benefits and harms of video-teleconferencing virtual visits for disease prevention, diagnosis, and treatment when used to augment or replace for usual care.

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Posted: December 7, 2021; Updated: November 8, 2023

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