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OBJECTIVE: To address the need for women’s health education by designing, implementing, and evaluating a self-study, web-based women’s health curriculum. DESIGN: Cohort of students enrolled in the embulatory portion of the medicine clerkship with comparison group of students who had not yet...
BACKGROUND: Though primary care patients commonly present with rectal bleeding, the optimal evaluation strategy remains unknown. OBJECTIVE: To compare the cost-effectiveness of four diagnostic strategies in the evaluation of rectal bleeding. DESIGN: Cost-effectiveness analysis using a Markov...
While traditional continuing medical education (CME) courses increase participants’ knowledge, they have minimal impact on the more relevant end points of physician behavior and patient outcomes. The interactive potential of online CME and its flexibility in time and place offer potential...
OBJECTIVE: To characterize the changes in health status experienced by a multi-ethnic cohort of women during and after pregnancy. DESIGN: Observational cohort. SETTING/PARTICIPANTS: Pregnant women from 1 of 6 sites in the San Francisco area ( N =1,809). MEASUREMENTS AND MAIN RESULTS: Women who...
BACKGROUND: The objective of this study was to determine the effects of a brief primary care provider-delivered counseling intervention on the reduction of alcohol consumption by high-risk drinkers. The intervention was implemented as part of routine primary care medical practice. METHODS: We...
OBJECTIVE: To assess the importance to patients of various aspects of bedside interactions with physician teams. DESIGN: Cross-sectional survey. SETTING: VA hospital. PATIENTS: Ninety-seven medical inpatients. INTERVENTION: Survey of 44 questions including short answer, multiple choice, and...
OBJECTIVE: Although nearly all elderly Americans are insured through Medicare, there is substantial variation in their use of services, which may influence detection of serious illnesses. We examined outpatient care in the 2 years before breast cancer diagnosis to identify women at high risk for...
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