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Association of health literacy with diabetes outcomes.
CONTEXT Health literacy is a measure of patients' ability to read, comprehend, and act on medical instructions. Poor health literacy is common among racial and ethnic minorities, elderly persons, andExpand
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Preventable hospitalizations and access to health care.
OBJECTIVE To examine whether the higher hospital admission rates for chronic medical conditions such as asthma, hypertension, congestive heart failure, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, andExpand
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Food Insecurity is Associated with Diabetes Mellitus: Results from the National Health Examination and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) 1999–2002
BACKGROUNDFood insecurity refers to limited or uncertain access to food resulting from inadequate financial resources. There is a clear association between food insecurity and obesity among women,Expand
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The role of black and Hispanic physicians in providing health care for underserved populations.
BACKGROUND Patients who are members of minority groups may be more likely than others to consult physicians of the same race or ethnic group, but little is known about the relation between patients'Expand
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Patient-physician racial concordance and the perceived quality and use of health care.
BACKGROUND Patients from racial and ethnic minority groups use fewer health care services and are less satisfied with their care than patients from the majority white population. These disparitiesExpand
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Health-related quality of life and estimates of utility in chronic kidney disease.
BACKGROUND Health-related quality of life and estimates of utility have been carefully evaluated in persons with end-stage renal disease. Fewer studies have examined these parameters in persons withExpand
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HIV Testing Within At‐Risk Populations in the United States and the Reasons for Seeking or Avoiding HIV Testing
Objectives: We determined proportions of high‐risk persons tested for HIV, the reasons for testing and not testing, and attitudes and perceptions regarding HIV testing, information that is criticalExpand
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Primary care and public emergency department overcrowding.
OBJECTIVES Our objective was to evaluate whether referral to primary care settings would be clinically appropriate for and acceptable to patients waiting for emergency department care forExpand
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Functional health literacy and the quality of physician-patient communication among diabetes patients.
While patients with poor functional health literacy (FHL) have difficulties reading and comprehending written medical instructions, it is not known whether these patients also experience problemsExpand
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Emergency Department Visits for Ambulatory Care Sensitive Conditions: Insights Into Preventable Hospitalizations
Objectives.To explore whether differences in disease prevalence, disease severity, or emergency department (ED) admission thresholds explain why black persons, Medicaid, and uninsured patients haveExpand
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