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OBJECTIVES This study tested whether clinical experiences in family practice are associated with matching into family practice. METHODS We conducted a prospective cohort study of 913 medical students who completed the Family Practice Preceptorship (FPP) at the University of Iowa from 1990-1996. Using univariate techniques and logistic regression, we(More)
PURPOSE To identify surgeon characteristics associated with mortality or morbidity, following carotid endarterectomy (CEA). METHODS Data on all inpatient discharges from the 284 nonfederal Pennsylvania hospitals were obtained from the Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council for the period from 1994 to 1995. Physician data were obtained from the(More)
Subjects with chronic, diffuse, unexplained muscular aching were recruited--21 from a primary care practice, nine from a rheumatology practice, and two from a pain clinic. No additional criteria were used to select subjects. Subjects with mild or moderate symptoms differed from those with severe symptoms with respect to the following characteristics: the(More)
OBJECTIVE It was the aim of our study to evaluate the independent effect of preterm prelabor rupture of membranes (PPROM) as a cause of preterm delivery on mortality during primary hospital stay and significant morbidities in very-low-birth-weight (VLBW) infants < 32 weeks of gestation. DESIGN Observational, epidemiological study design. SETTING(More)
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