Beverly A Weidmer

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Provision of " culturally competent " medical care is one of the strategies advocated for reducing or eliminating racial and ethnic health disparities. This report identifies five domains of culturally competent care that can best be assessed through patients' perspectives: 1) patient–provider communication; 2) respect for patient preferences and shared(More)
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BACKGROUND There is a need for reliable and valid measures of cultural competence (CC) from the patient's perspective. OBJECTIVE This paper evaluates the reliability and validity of the Consumer Assessments of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS) CC item set. RESEARCH DESIGN Using 2008 survey data, we assessed the internal consistency of the CAHPS(More)
BACKGROUND: Parkinson's disease (PD) is a neurodegenerative disease that significantly affects patients' quality of life. The myriad complexities of the disease, including its nonmotor manifestations, are beginning to be more fully appreciated, particularly in regard to the emotional and social effects of PD. Considering that both motor and nonmotor(More)
Increasing use of advanced medical imaging is often cited as a key driver of cost growth in medical spending. In 2011, the Medicare Imaging Demonstration from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services began testing whether exposing ordering clinicians to appropriateness guidelines for advanced imaging would reduce ordering inappropriate images. The(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess test-retest reliability of the service utilization screening section of the Services Assessment for Children and Adolescents (SACA) interview among Spanish-speaking parents and adolescents, correspondence between parent and adolescent reports, and the correlation between reliability and participants' demographic and service use(More)
The Working Papers in this series have not undergone peer review or been edited by USC. The series is intended to make results of CESR and Schaeffer Center research widely available, in preliminary form, to encourage discussion and input from the research community before publication in a formal, peer-reviewed journal. CESR-Schaeffer working papers can be(More)
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