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Student & Alumni Achievements

BU Student Receives AcademyHealth Award

Ms. Marina Soley-Bori, a health services research doctoral student at Boston University School of Public Health, won Best Student Poster Award at the AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting on June 27.

A poster by BU doctoral student Ms. Judy George was a runner-up for the award, as was another poster by Ms. Soley-Bori.

The winning poster by Ms. Soley-Bori showed how geographic region and insurance plan are associated with extended care facilities (ECF) use after total hip or knee replacement surgery.

“This study indicates that disparities in ECF exist,” Ms. Soley-Bori says. “Subjects living in the Northeast are 2.5 times more likely to use ECFs compared to those living in the South.” She also found patients enrolled in HMOs or Point of Service with capitation were more likelyto use ECFs compared to those with any other private insurance plan type.

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