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We conducted a case-control study to identify clinical and demographic risk factors for admission to the hospital following ambulatory surgery. Of 9616 adult patients who underwent ambulatory surgery at a university-affiliated hospital between 1984 and 1986, one hundred were admitted. The most...
THE ORGANOPHOSPHATE pesticides came into widespread use because they do not persist in the area of application as do organochlorine pesticides such as dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane (DDT), which have, to a large extent, been banned in this country. However, the organophosphate compounds are...
Reporting of cases of communicable disease is important in the planning and evaluation of disease prevention and control programs, in the assurance of appropriate medical therapy, and in the detection of common-source outbreaks. In the United States, the authority to require notification of...
To the Editor. —
The St Patrick's Day feature in JAMA on the Irish Medical Journal has just come to my attention.1 While I broadly concur with the analysis and sentiments expressed, there are some minor errors of fact relating to my tenure. Since it is very much a "setting the record straight...
To the Editor. —
Hardly a day of a week goes by without a scary report by the media that some new process, chemical, or diet may increase the incidence of cancer. Diet, radon, radioactive waste, chemical dump sites, extra low frequency/nonionizing radiation from electric transmission lines, and...
After consulting the transcript of my taped interview with Dr Staunton, I find that there may have been some confusion about when he became a member of the Irish Medical Organization, previously known as the Irish Medical Association.
As to the fact that he introduced a peer review...
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