Alexander M. Chaitoff

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PURPOSE There is no rigorous exploration of how the different titles used by medical trainees in medical school affect patients' perceptions of trainees. This study has two aims: (1) to understand the effects of medical trainee title on subjects' perceptions, and (2) to understand the effects of informing subjects about the medical education system on(More)
BACKGROUND The impact of physician-patient relationship factors, such as physician empathy and burnout, on antibiotic prescribing has not been characterised. AIM To assess associations between physician empathy and burnout and antibiotic prescribing for acute respiratory infections (ARIs) in primary care. DESIGN AND SETTING Cross-sectional study of(More)
Purpose: Studies have suggested that even when minority groups have potential access to healthcare, they may have inadequate utilization (realized access). This study explores the application of a theory from the social psychology and political science literatures concerning how racial centrality and racial realities, specifically amongst Blacks, may(More)
PURPOSE To identify correlates of physician empathy and determine whether physician empathy is related to standardized measures of patient experience. METHOD Demographic, professional, and empathy data were collected during 2013-2015 from Cleveland Clinic Health System physicians prior to participation in mandatory communication skills training. Empathy(More)
BACKGROUND Although randomized trials demonstrate the noninferiority of rivaroxaban compared with warfarin in the context of nonvalvular atrial fibrillation (AF), little is known about how these drugs compare in practice. OBJECTIVE To assess the relative effectiveness and safety of rivaroxaban versus warfarin in a large health system and to evaluate this(More)
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