Barry Aaronson

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We studied 16 pairs of monozygotic twins (mean age, 12.8 +/- 1.4 years; age range, 8 to 26 years; sex, 12 male pairs, four female pairs) in whom at least one twin had Gilles de la Tourette's syndrome (TS) to determine the concordance rates for TS and tic disorders and to examine environmental factors accounting for intrapair differences in tic severity. In(More)
BACKGROUND Physicians are frequently unaware of their patients' desires regarding end-of-life care. Consequently, opportunities to implement do-not-resuscitate (DNR) orders are often missed. OBJECTIVE To determine the reasons attending physicians do not write DNR orders when patients face increased mortality. METHODS Over 4 months, the medical records(More)
Detailed problem lists that comply with JCAHO requirements are important components of electronic health records. Besides improving continuity of care electronic problem lists could serve as foundation infrastructure for clinical trial recruitment, research, biosurveillance and billing informatics modules. However, physicians rarely maintain problem lists.(More)
Despite growing use of patient-facing technologies such as patient portals to address information needs for outpatients, we understand little about how patients manage information and use information technologies in an inpatient context. Based on hospital observations and responses to an online questionnaire from previously hospitalized patients and(More)
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Communication is one of the foundations on which safe, high quality care is built.1, 3, 6, 17, 20 The nature of hospital medicine requires that nurses and providers be efficient and effective in communicating with multiple disciplines.17 This need for timely communication must continually be balanced with the need to minimize interruptions in workflow.1,2(More)
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