B. I. Friedman

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CONTEXT Inappropriate medication use is a major patient safety concern, especially for the elderly population. Using explicit criteria, prior studies have found that 23.5% and 17.5% of the US community-dwelling elderly population used at least 1 of 20 potentially inappropriate medications in 1987 and 1992, respectively. OBJECTIVES To determine the(More)
This paper analyzes use of hospital intensive care units (ICUs) by adult patients who are under age 65 and not covered by Medicaid; it allows for variation in indicators of the patient's condition, severity of illness, type of admission, emergency status, and degree of constraint on the total hospital ICU supply. We use data for Massachusetts and Florida in(More)
The Measurement of Cerebral Infarction Edema With Sodium 22 • Sodium 22 was used to determine quantitatively cerebral infarction edema in cats after occlusion of the middle cerebral artery. A comparison was made of the sodium 22 edema determination with the wet weight-dry weight method of edema determination. There was a high degree of correlation between(More)