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Failure to follow up outpatient test results is a potential patient safety concern; however, data about how house-staff physicians follow up on tests are sparse. The authors sought to assess internal medicine house-staff practices and perceptions regarding the follow-up of outpatient tests and...
New York State has transitioned 1.7 million Medicaid recipients from a fee-for-service delivery system to a managed care model. To evaluate whether managed care has had a positive effect on access and quality, the New York State Department of Health compared rates of performance across...
The purpose of this study was to learn how primary care physicians experienced the introduction and evolution of an individual physician pay-for-performance program. Thirty primary care physicians participated in audiotaped focus groups 13 and 26 months after beginning the program. Transcribed...
The frequency of asking and advising adult patients about tobacco use was measured after an intervention to adopt smoking as a vital sign at 7 community health centers. The intervention consisted of training staff, revising forms and vital sign stamps, and disseminating educational materials....
Research has shown a high prevalence of potentially inappropriate medication prescribing (PIP) for elderly patients in outpatient settings, but little is known about whether a physician’s practice setting influences prescribing attitudes. This study examines the prevalence of PIP among elderly...
To evaluate the stability of global maternal satisfaction with perinatal hospital care during the post-partum period and its relationship to anxiety, depression, and stressful medical events, a cohort study of 300 mothers delivering at a university hospital was performed during the first month...
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