A. A. Bähr

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Total population health is a key tenet of health care reform efforts, evident in initiatives such as the National Quality Strategy, shifts toward population-based payments, and community benefit requirements for tax-exempt hospitals. Representing total population health in a way that guides best practices and establishes shared accountability for geographic(More)
Bisherige Studien ermittelten anhand von Testgütekriterien eine Überlegenheit alternativer Demenz-Screening-Tests gegenüber dem Mini‐Mental-Status-Test (MMST). Ziel der in dieser Arbeit durchgeführten Untersuchung ist die Evaluation des MMST speziell im stationären medizinisch‐geriatrischen Bereich. Mit 154 Patienten einer geriatrischen Klinik wurden der(More)
The 2014 National Action Plan for Adverse Drug Event Prevention has recognized adverse drug events (ADEs) as a national priority in order to facilitate a nationwide reduction in patient harms from these events. Throughout this effort, it will be integral to identify populations that may be at particular risk in order to improve care for these patients. We(More)
BACKGROUND Among health care-associated infections (HAIs), Clostridium difficile infections (CDIs) are a major cause of morbidity and mortality in the United States. As national progress toward CDI prevention continues, it will be critical to ensure that the benefits from CDI prevention are realized across different patient demographic groups, including any(More)
This winter, for the first time since starting medical school, I rushed into the emergency department (ED) as family of a patient, not as a physician-in-training. Familiar sights: harsh fluorescent lighting, no windows, patients on gurneys crammed into crowded hallways, the bustle of constant motion. Unfamiliar sight: Grandma lying in the bed with a crooked(More)
Adverse drug events (ADEs) have been highlighted as a national patient safety and public health challenge by the National Action Plan for Adverse Drug Event Prevention (ADE Action Plan), which was released by the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion in August 2014. The following October, the ADE Prevention: 2014 Action Plan Conference provided(More)
CONTEXT Nonprofit hospitals are mandated to perform a community health needs assessment, develop an implementation strategy to address community needs, and invest in improving community health through community benefit investments in order to maintain the tax exemptions afforded nonprofit hospitals. OBJECTIVE We sought to describe the regional health(More)
The US health care system has maintained an objective of preparedness for natural or manmade catastrophic events as part of its larger charge to deliver health services for the American population. In 2002, support for hospital-based preparedness activities was bolstered by the creation of the National Bioterrorism Hospital Preparedness Program, now called(More)
CONTEXT Although patient-controlled analgesia (PCA) is an effective pain control modality, there is a lack of large studies on PCA safety in pediatric patients. OBJECTIVES This study compared the delivery of morphine either via intravenous route (morphine IV) or via PCA device (morphine PCA) on risk of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and mechanical(More)
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