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Frontostriatal white matter integrity mediates adult age differences in probabilistic reward learning

December 2012

Screening and Rapid Molecular Diagnosis of Tuberculosis in Prisons in Russia and Eastern Europe: A Cost-Effectiveness Analysis

December 2012

Prisons of the former Soviet Union (FSU) have high rates of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) and are thought to drive general population tuberculosis (TB) epidemics.

Efficient stockpiling and shipping policies for humanitarian relief: UNHCR's inventory challenge

December 2011

Abstract The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) establishes and maintains refugee camps to meet the needs of 34.5 million people affected by disaster or war worldwide.

Relationship of persistent manic symptoms to the diagnosis of pediatric bipolar spectrum disorders

December 2011

Abstract OBJECTIVE: The diagnosis of bipolar spectrum disorders (BPSDs [bipolar I and II disorders, cyclothymic disorder, and bipolar disorder not otherwise specified]) in youth remains...

Sourcebook Volume 1–Women Veterans in the Veterans Health Administration: Sociodemographic Characteristics and Use of VHA Care

December 2011

The Sourcebook is the result of ongoing Veterans Health Administration (VHA) efforts aimed at understanding the effects of military service on women’s lives.

United States Aid Policy and Induced Abortion in sub-Saharan Africa

September 2011

Objective To determine whether the Mexico City Policy, a United States government policy that prohibits funding to nongovernmental organizations performing or promoting abortion, was associated...

Integrating tobacco cessation into mental health care for posttraumatic stress disorder: a randomized, controlled trial

December 2010

Abstract CONTEXT: Most smokers with mental illness do not receive tobacco cessation treatment.

Broadening the Scope of Nursing Practice

December 2010

The Affordable Care Act promises to add 32 million Americans to the rolls of the insured at a time when there is a shortage of primary care providers.

A Simulation Model Investigating the Impact of Tumor Volume Doubling Time and Mammographic Tumor Detectability on Screening Outcomes in Women Aged 40-49 Years

August 2010

Background: Compared with women aged 50-69 years, the lower sensitivity of mammographic screening in women aged 40-49 years is largely attributed to the lower mammographic tumor detectability and...

Military-related sexual trauma among Veterans Health Administration patients returning from Afghanistan and Iraq.

June 2010

We examined military-related sexual trauma among deployed Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom veterans.

The Contribution of Health Plans and Provider Organizations to Variations in Measured Plan Quality

March 2010

OBJECTIVE: Some argue that health plans have minimal impacts on quality of care and that quality data collection should focus only on physician organizations.

Patient safety climate in 92 us hospitals differences by work area and discipline

December 2009

Abstract BACKGROUND: Concern about patient safety has promoted efforts to improve safety climate.

Payment Reform for Safety-Net Institutions - Improving Quality and Outcomes

December 2009

Parental misinterpretations of over-the-counter pediatric cough and cold medication labels

December 2009

Abstract OBJECTIVE: Concerns about the safety and efficacy of over-the-counter cold medications have led to a recent US Food and Drug Administration public health advisory against their use in...

Effects of Mammography Screening Under Different Screening Schedules: Model Estimates of Potential Benefits and Harms

December 2009

Background: Despite trials of mammography and widespread use, optimal screening policy is controversial. Objective: To evaluate U.S. breast cancer screening strategies.

Payment Reform for Safety-Net Institutions — Improving Quality and Outcomes

November 2009

Identifying Organizational Cultures that Promote Patient Safety

October 2009

BACKGROUND: Safety climate refers to shared perceptions of what an organization is like with regard to safety, whereas safety culture refers to employees' fundamental ideology and orientation and...

Improving Chronic Illness Care: A Longitudinal Cohort Analysis of Large Physician Organizations.

September 2009

Background: An increasing number of people suffer from chronic illness. Processes exist to provide better chronic illness care and yet for the most part, they are not used.

Decision Framework for Coordinating Bioterrorism Planning, A: Lessons from the BioNet Program

January 2009

Background: Effective disaster preparedness requires coordination across multiple organizations.

Patient Safety Climate in 92 US Hospitals: Differences by Work Area and Discipline

January 2009

BACKGROUND: Concern about patient safety has promoted efforts to improve safety climate.

Nucleus accumbens activation mediates the influence of reward cues on financial risk taking

December 2008

Evaluation of Universal Screening for Military-related Sexual Trauma

December 2008

OBJECTIVES: In response to growing concerns about sexual violence as an underrecognized traumatic consequence of military service, Veterans Health Administration policy requires universal screening...

Evaluation of an architecture for intelligent query and exploration of time-oriented clinical data.

December 2008

OBJECTIVE: Evaluate KNAVE-II, a knowledge-based framework for visualization, interpretation, and exploration of longitudinal clinical data, clinical concepts and patterns.

Patient Safety Climate in US hospitals: Variation by Management Level

November 2008

BACKGROUND: Strengthening hospital safety culture offers promise for reducing adverse events, but efforts to improve culture may not succeed if hospital managers perceive safety differently from...