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Why don't physicians follow clinical practice guidelines? A framework for improvement.
CONTEXT Despite wide promulgation, clinical practice guidelines have had limited effect on changing physician behavior. Little is known about the process and factors involved in changing physicianExpand
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Self-reported adherence to antiretroviral medications among participants in HIV clinical trials: The AACTG Adherence Instruments
This paper describes the AACTG Adherence Instruments, which are comprised of two self-report questionnaires for use in clinical trials conducted by the Adult AIDS Clinical Trials Group (AACTG). TheExpand
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Evidence for reliability, validity and usefulness of the Medical Outcomes Study HIV Health Survey (MOS-HIV)
The Medical Outcomes Study HIV Health Survey (MOS-HIV) is a brief, comprehensive measure of health-related quality of life (HRQoL) used extensively in human immunodeficiency virus/acquired immuneExpand
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Clinical practice guidelines and quality of care for older patients with multiple comorbid diseases: implications for pay for performance.
CONTEXT Clinical practice guidelines (CPGs) have been developed to improve the quality of health care for many chronic conditions. Pay-for-performance initiatives assess physician adherence toExpand
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Methods to explain the clinical significance of health status measures.
One can classify ways to establish the interpretability of quality-of-life measures as anchor based or distribution based. Anchor-based measures require an independent standard or anchor that isExpand
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Noncardiac comorbidity increases preventable hospitalizations and mortality among Medicare beneficiaries with chronic heart failure.
OBJECTIVES We studied the impact of noncardiac comorbidity on potentially preventable hospitalizations and mortality in elderly patients with chronic heart failure (CHF). BACKGROUND Chronic HFExpand
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Correlates and Predictors of Adherence to Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy: Overview of Published Literature
Summary: Knowledge of factors associated with medication adherence could help HIV clinicians to target persons in need of intervention, design these interventions, and help researchers to planExpand
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Development and validation of a self-completed HIV symptom index.
Traditional, open-ended provider questions regarding patient symptoms are insensitive. Better methods are needed to measure symptoms for clinical management, patient-oriented research, and adverseExpand
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A Health Status Questionnaire Using 30 Items From The Medical Outcomes Study: Preliminary Validation in Persons With Early HIV Infection
Many current health status instruments either are too long to use in many acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) clinical trials or omit important concepts. In this study, human immunodeficiencyExpand
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