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Management of children with sickle cell disease: A comprehensive review of the literature

Kavanagh, P.L., Sprinz, P.G., Vinci, S.R., Bauchner, H., C. Jason Wang
Pediatrics , 2011
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Health system determinants of infant, child and maternal mortality: A cross-sectional study of UN member countries

Muldoon KA, Galway LP, Nakajima M, Kanters S, Hogg RS, Eran Bendavid, Mills EJ
Globalization and Health , 2011

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Objective

Few studies have examined the link between health system strength and important public health outcomes across nations. We examined the association between health system indicators and mortality rates.

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Comparative analysis of old-age mortality estimations in Africa.

Eran Bendavid, Seligman B, Kubo J
PLoS One , 2011

Abstract

Background

Survival to old ages is increasing in many African countries. While demographic tools for estimating mortality up to age 60 have improved greatly, mortality patterns above age 60 rely on models based on little or no demographic data. These estimates are important for social planning and demographic projections. We provide direct estimations of older-age mortality using survey data.

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Mammography result notification letters: Are they easy to read and understand?

Marcus, E. N., Lee M. Sanders, Pereyra, M., Del Toro, Y., Romilly, A. P., Yepes, M., et al
Journal of Women's Health , 2011

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

Federal law mandates that mammography centers notify women of their result in writing. The purpose of this study is to assess the readability and ease of use of the sampleletters provided as a template for the notification letters centers send to patients.

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Improving early literacy promotion: A quality-improvement project for reach out and read

Khandekar, A. A., Augustyn, M., Lee M. Sanders, Zuckerman, B.
Pediatrics , 2011

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BACKGROUND:

The Reach Out and Read (ROR) program promotes early literacy as part of pediatric primary care through the distribution of children's books and anticipatory guidance duringearly childhood.

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Pediatric bipolar spectrum disorder and ADHD: Comparison and comorbidity in the LAMS clinical sample

Arnold LE, Demeter C, Mount K, Frazier TW, Youngstrom EA, Fristad M, Birmaher B, Findling RL, Sarah (Sally) M. Horwitz, Kowatch R, Axelson DA
Bipolar Disorders , 2011

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Knowing loved ones' end-of-life health care wishes: Attachment security predicts caregivers' accuracy

Turan B, Mary K. Goldstein, Alan M. Garber, Carstensen LL
Health Psychology , 2011
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The role of theory in research to develop and evaluate the implementation of patient safety practices

Foy R, Ovretveit J, Shekelle PG, Pronovost PJ, Taylor SL, Dy S, Hempel S, Kathryn M. McDonald, Rubenstein LV, Wachter RM
BMJ Quality and Safety , 2011
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Expanding the uses of AHRQ's prevention quality indicators: validity from the clinician perspective

Sheryl M. Davies, Kathryn M. McDonald, Eric Schmidt, Ellen Schultz, Jeffrey Geppert, Patrick Romano
Medical Care , 2011

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BACKGROUND:

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality's prevention quality indicators (PQIs) are used as a metric of area-level access to quality care. Recently, interest has expanded to using the measures at the level of payer or large physician groups, including public reporting or pay-for-performance programs. However, the validity of these expanded applications is unknown.

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How does context affect interventions to improve patient safety? An assessment of evidence from studies of five patient safety practices and proposals for research

Ovretveit JC, Shekelle PG, Dy SM, Kathryn M. McDonald, Hempel S, Pronovost P, Rubenstein L, Taylor SL, Foy R, Wachter RM
BMJ Quality and Safety , 2011

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

Logic and experience suggest that it is easier in some situations than in others to change behaviour and organisation to improve patient safety. Knowing which 'context factors' help and hinder implementation of different changes would help implementers, as well as managers, policy makers, regulators and purchasers of healthcare. It could help to judge the likely success of possible improvements, given the conditions that they have, and to decide which of these conditions could be modified to make implementation more effective.

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Advancing the science of patient safety

Shekelle PG, Pronovost PJ, Wachter RM, Taylor SL, Dy SM, Foy R, Hempel S, Kathryn M. McDonald, Ovretveit J, Rubenstein LV, Adams AS, Angood PB, Bates DW, Bickman L, Carayon P, Donaldson L, Duan N, Farley DOFarley DOFarley DOFarley DO, Greenhalgh TGreenhalgh T, Haughom J, Lake ET, Lilford R, Lohr KN, Meyer GS, Miller MR, Neuhauser DV, Ryan G, Saint S, Shojania KG, Shortell SM, Stevens DP, Walshe K
Annals of Internal Medicine , 2011

Abstract

Despite a decade's worth of effort, patient safety has improved slowly, in part because of the limited evidence base for the development and widespread dissemination of successful patient safety practices. The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality sponsored an international group of experts in patient safety and evaluation methods to develop criteria to improve the design, evaluation, and reporting of practice research in patient safety.

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A framework for classifying patient safety practices: results from an expert consensus process

Dy SM, Taylor SL, Carr LH, Foy R, Pronovost PJ, Ovretveit J, Wachter RM, Rubenstein LV, Hempel S, Kathryn McDonald, Shekelle PG
BMJ Quality and Safety , 2011

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

Development of a coherent literature evaluating patient safety practices has been hampered by the lack of an underlying conceptual framework. The authors describe issues and choices in describing and classifying diverse patient safety practices (PSPs).

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What context features might be important determinants of the effectiveness of patient safety practice interventions?

Taylor SL, Dy S, Foy R, Hempel S, Kathryn M. McDonald, Ovretveit J, Pronovost PJ, Rubenstein LV, Wachter RM, Shekelle PG
BMJ Quality and Safety , 2011

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

Differences in contexts (eg, policies, healthcare organisation characteristics) may explain variations in the effects of patient safety practice (PSP) implementations. However, knowledge of which contextual features are important determinants of PSP effectiveness is limited and consensus is lacking on a taxonomy of which contexts matter.

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Assessment of a Novel Hybrid Delphi and Nominal Groups Technique to Evaluate Quality Indicators

Sheryl M. Davies, Romano PS, Eric Schmidt, Ellen Schultz, Jeffrey Geppert, Kathryn McDonald
Health Services Research , 2011

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Home blood pressure management and improved blood pressure control: results from a randomized controlled trial

Bosworth HB, Powers BJ, Olsen MK, McCant F, Grubber J, Smith V, Gentry PW, Rose C, Van Houtven C, Wang V, Mary Goldstein, Oddone EZ
Archives of Internal Medicine , 2011

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BACKGROUND:

To determine which of 3 interventions was most effective in improving blood pressure (BP) control, we performed a 4-arm randomized trial with 18-month follow-up at the primary care clinics at a Veterans Affairs Medical Center.

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Influence of Age on Perioperative Complications Among Patients Undergoing Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillators for Primary Prevention in the United States

Vivian Tsai, Mary K. Goldstein, Hsia HH, Wang Y, Curtis J, Heidenreich PA
Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes , 2011
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Age Differences in Primary Prevention Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator Use in U.S. Individuals

Vivian Tsai, Mary K. Goldstein, Hsia HH, Wang Y, Curtis J, Heidenreich PA
Journal of the American Geriatrics Society , 2011

Abstract

OBJECTIVES:

To estimate the potentially inappropriate use of implantable cardioverter-defibrillator ICDs in older U.S. adults.

DESIGN:

Retrospective study.

SETTING:

The National Cardiovascular Data ICD Registry.

PARTICIPANTS:

Forty-four thousand eight hundred five individuals in the National Cardiovascular Data's ICD Registry(™) who had received ICDs for primary prevention from January 2006 to December 2008. Individuals with a prior myocardial infarction and ejection fraction less than 30% were included.

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Translating scientific advances to improved outcomes for children with sickle cell disease: a timely opportunity

Raphael JL, Kavanagh PL, C. Jason Wang, Mueller BU, Zuckerman B
Pediatric Blood & Cancer , 2011
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The charcot foot in diabetes

Rogers LC, Frykberg RG, Armstrong DG, Boulton AJ, Edmonds M, Van GH, Hartemann A, Game F, Jeffcoate W, Jirkovska A, Jude E, Morbach S, Morrison WB, Pinzur M, Pitocco D, Lee Sanders, Wukich DK, Uccioli L
Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association , 2011
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Relationship of persistent manic symptoms to the diagnosis of pediatric bipolar spectrum disorders

Frazier TW, Youngstrom EA, Sarah (Sally) M. Horwitz, Demeter CA, Fristad MA Fristad MA, Arnold LE Arnold LE, Birmaher B, Kowatch RA, Axelson D, Ryan N, Gill MK, Findling RL
Journal of Clinical Psychiatry , 2011

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OBJECTIVE:

The diagnosis of bipolar spectrum disorders (BPSDs [bipolar I and II disorders, cyclothymic disorder, and bipolar disorder not otherwise specified]) in youth remains controversial. The present study evaluated the possibility that the presence of persistent manic symptoms over a relatively short interval may increase the probability of a BPSD DSM diagnosis.

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Mental health service use by children with serious emotional and behavioral disturbance: results from the LAMS study

Mendenhall AN, Demeter C, Findling RL, Frazier TW, Fristad MA, Youngstrom EA, Arnold LE, Birmaher B, Gill MK, Axelson D, Kowatch RA, Sarah (Sally) Horwitz
Psychiatric Services , 2011

OBJECTIVE:

The study described service utilization among children with emotional and behavioral disorders making a first visit to outpatient mental health clinics in four Midwest cities.

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Teaching physicians to assess suicidal youth presenting to the emergency department

Sarah (Sally) M. Horwitz, Heinberg LJ, Storfer-Isser A, Barnes DH, Smith MSmith M, Kapur RKapur R, Findling RContent-Disposition: form-data; name="pauthorrecid5"29242Findling R, Currier G, Wilcox HC, Wilkens K
Pediatric Emergency Care , 2011

OBJECTIVES:

The objective of this study was to determine whether a 5-module self-paced computerized educational program improves residents' skills in assessing and managing youth presenting to the emergency department in acute psychiatric distress.

METHODS:

The evaluation used a quasi-experimental posttest-only design assessing both knowledge of the educational context of the program and self-rated pretest knowledge of program content with 32 residents recruited from 1 medical center in Cleveland, Ohio.

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