Family Connects Meets HHS Criteria

Model effectiveness research report last updated: 2014

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Child health

Findings rated moderate

Family Connects
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Outcome measure Effect Follow-up timing Sample Sample size Intervention group Comparison group Group difference Effect size Statistical significance
No. of emergency department visits, birth to 12 months (hospital records)
FavorableUnfavorable or ambiguousNo Effect
birth to 12 months Interviewed subsample, 7/2009-12/2010 births 531 families Unadjusted mean = 0.68 Unadjusted mean = 0.83 Mean difference = -0.15 Not available Not statistically significant,
p = 0.22
No. of overnights in hospital, birth to 12 months (hospital records)
FavorableUnfavorable or ambiguousNo Effect
birth to 12 months Interviewed subsample, 7/2009-12/2010 births 531 families Unadjusted mean = 0.11 Unadjusted mean = 0.74 Mean difference = -0.63 Study reported = 0.27 Statistically significant, p<0.001
No. of total emergency medical care episodes, 6 to 12 months (hospital records)
FavorableUnfavorable or ambiguousNo Effect
6 to 12 months Interviewed subsample, 7/2009-12/2010 births 531 families Unadjusted mean = 0.36 Unadjusted mean = 0.52 Mean difference = -0.16 Study reported = 0.14 Statistically significant,
p = 0.03
No. of total emergency medical care episodes, birth to 12 months (hospital records)
FavorableUnfavorable or ambiguousNo Effect
birth to 12 months Interviewed subsample, 7/2009-12/2010 births 531 families Unadjusted mean = 0.78 Unadjusted mean = 1.57 Mean difference = -0.79 Study reported = 0.28 Statistically significant, p<0.001
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No. of emergency department visits, birth to 12 months (hospital records)

Number of ED visits since initial hospital discharge Hospital records

Not applicable

No. of emergency department visits, birth to 12 months (hospital records)

Number of ED visits since initial hospital discharge Hospital records

Not applicable

No. of emergency department visits, birth to 12 months (hospital records)

Number of ED visits since initial hospital discharge Hospital records

Not applicable

No. of overnights in hospital, birth to 12 months (hospital records)

Number of hospital overnights, excluding overnights for birth-related medical care Hospital records

Not applicable

Family Connects
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Outcome measure Effect Follow-up timing Sample Sample size Intervention group Comparison group Group difference Effect size Statistical significance
Did not have emergency medical care episodes (hospital records), proportion
FavorableUnfavorable or ambiguousNo Effect
Infant Age 6 months Interviewed subsample, 7/2009-12/2010 births 531 families Unadjusted proportion = 0.74 Unadjusted proportion = 0.72 Mean difference = 0.02 HomeVEE calculated = 0.06 Not statistically significant, p=0.50
Did not have emergency medical care episodes (parent report) proportion
FavorableUnfavorable or ambiguousNo Effect
Infant Age 6 months Interviewed subsample, 7/2009-12/2010 births 531 families Unadjusted proportion = 0.50 Unadjusted proportion = 0.51 Mean difference = -0.01 HomeVEE calculated = -0.03 Not statistically significant, p=0.70
Most recent well-baby visit within past month
FavorableUnfavorable or ambiguousNo Effect
Infant Age 6 months Interviewed subsample, 7/2009-12/2010 births 531 families Unadjusted proportion = 0.70 Unadjusted proportion = 0.67 OR = 1.12 HomeVEE calculated = 0.07 Not statistically significant,
p = 0.54
No. of emergency department visits (hospital records)
FavorableUnfavorable or ambiguousNo Effect
Infant Age 6 months Interviewed subsample, 7/2009-12/2010 births 531 families Unadjusted mean = 0.32 Unadjusted mean = 0.39 Mean difference = 0.14 HomeVEE calculated = -0.09 Not statistically significant,
p = 0.36
No. of emergency medical visits (parent report)
FavorableUnfavorable or ambiguousNo Effect
Infant Age 6 months Interviewed subsample, 7/2009-12/2010 births 531 families Unadjusted mean = 0.82 Unadjusted mean = 0.98 Mean difference = 0.17 HomeVEE calculated = -0.12 Not statistically significant,
p = 0.07
No. of overnights in hospital (parent report)
FavorableUnfavorable or ambiguousNo Effect
Infant Age 6 months Interviewed subsample, 7/2009-12/2010 births 531 families Unadjusted mean = 0.08 Unadjusted mean = 0.40 Mean difference = 1.60 Study reported = 0.20 Statistically significant, p<0.001
No. of total emergency medical care episodes (hospital records)
FavorableUnfavorable or ambiguousNo Effect
Infant Age 6 months Interviewed subsample, 7/2009-12/2010 births 531 families Unadjusted mean = 0.43 Unadjusted mean = 1.05 Mean difference = 0.91 Study reported = 0.26 Statistically significant, p<0.001
No. of total emergency medical care episodes (parent report)
FavorableUnfavorable or ambiguousNo Effect
Infant Age 6 months Interviewed subsample, 7/2009-12/2010 births 531 families Unadjusted mean = 0.89 Unadjusted mean = 1.37 Mean difference = 0.40 Study reported = 0.21 Statistically significant, p<0.001
Three or more emergency medical care episodes (hospital records), proportion
FavorableUnfavorable or ambiguousNo Effect
Infant Age 6 months Interviewed subsample, 7/2009-12/2010 births 531 families Unadjusted proportion = 0.03 Unadjusted proportion = 0.09 Mean difference = -0.05 HomeVEE calculated = -0.65 Statistically significant, p<0.01
Three or more emergency medical care episodes (parent report), proportion
FavorableUnfavorable or ambiguousNo Effect
Infant Age 6 months Interviewed subsample, 7/2009-12/2010 births 531 families Unadjusted proportion = 0.09 Unadjusted proportion = 0.13 Mean difference = -0.04 HomeVEE calculated = -0.26 Statistically significant, p<0.01
Two or more emergency medical care episodes (hospital records), proportion
FavorableUnfavorable or ambiguousNo Effect
Infant Age 6 months Interviewed subsample, 7/2009-12/2010 births 531 families Unadjusted proportion = 0.10 Unadjusted proportion = 0.15 Mean difference = -0.06 HomeVEE calculated = -0.31 Statistically significant, p<0.01
Two or more emergency medical care episodes (parent report), proportion
FavorableUnfavorable or ambiguousNo Effect
Infant Age 6 months Interviewed subsample, 7/2009-12/2010 births 531 families Unadjusted proportion = 0.21 Unadjusted proportion = 0.25 Mean difference = -0.04 HomeVEE calculated = -0.13 Not statistically significant, p=0.13
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Did not have emergency medical care episodes (hospital records), proportion

Proportion of families with no emergency medical care episodes (emergency department visits plus hospital overnights) by age 6 months Administrative records

Not applicable

Did not have emergency medical care episodes (parent report) proportion

Proportion of families with no emergency medical care episodes (emergency pediatric visits plus emergency department visits plus hospital overnights) by age 6 months Parent report

Not applicable

Most recent well-baby visit within past month

Date of the most recent well-baby primary care visit. Responses were recoded as 0 (more than one month ago) or 1 (within the past month) Parent report

Not applicable

No. of emergency department visits (hospital records)

Average number of emergency department visits per family by age 6 months Administrative records

Not applicable

No. of emergency medical visits (parent report)

Infant's number of emergency medical visits to any hospital for non-birth related medical care in the past 3 months Parent report

Not applicable

No. of overnights in hospital (parent report)

Infant's number of overnights in any hospital for non-birth related medical care in the past three months Parent report

Not applicable

No. of total emergency medical care episodes (hospital records)

Average number of emergency medical care episodes (emergency department visits plus hospital overnights) per family by age 6 months Administrative records

Not applicable

No. of total emergency medical care episodes (parent report)

Average number of emergency medical care episodes (emergency pediatric visits plus emergency department visits plus hospital overnights) per family by age 6 months Parent report

Not applicable

Three or more emergency medical care episodes (hospital records), proportion

Proportion of families with three or more emergency medical care episodes (emergency department visits plus hospital overnights) by age 6 months Administrative records

Not applicable

Three or more emergency medical care episodes (parent report), proportion

Proportion of families with three or more emergency medical care episodes (emergency pediatric visits plus emergency department visits plus hospital overnights) by age 6 months Parent report

Not applicable

Two or more emergency medical care episodes (hospital records), proportion

Proportion of families with two or more emergency medical care episodes (emergency department visits plus hospital overnights) by age 6 months Administrative records

Not applicable

Two or more emergency medical care episodes (parent report), proportion

Proportion of families with two or more emergency medical care episodes (emergency pediatric visits plus emergency department visits plus hospital overnights) by age 6 months Parent report

Not applicable

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