Brent Beasley

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OBJECTIVE: To develop a meta-analysis to determine the effectiveness of rehabilitation in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). DATA SOURCES: MEDLINE, CINHAL, and Cochrane Library searches for trials of rehabilitation for COPD patients. Abstracts presented at national meetings and the reference lists of pertinent articles were(More)
PURPOSE To identify benchmarks of financial and staff support in internal medicine residency training programs and their correlation with indicators of quality. METHOD A survey instrument to determine characteristics of support of residency training programs was mailed to each member program of the Association of Program Directors of Internal Medicine.(More)
OBJECTIVE To understand what motivates academic physicians at a time when physician dissatisfaction is prevalent. SUBJECTS AND METHODS Of a cohort of 480 physician faculty members (identified from the Association of American Medical Colleges faculty roster) hired at the assistant professor level, 183 were monitored prospectively for a characterization of(More)
BACKGROUND Interactions with the pharmaceutical industry are known to affect the attitudes and behaviors of medical residents; however, to our knowledge, a nationally representative description of current practices has not been reported. METHODS The Association of Program Directors in Internal Medicine surveyed 381 US internal medicine residency program(More)
CONTEXT Clinician-educators have concerns about their ability to be promoted and the criteria used by medical school promotion committees. OBJECTIVE To discover the criteria and methods that medical school promotion committees use to make decisions about the promotion of clinician-educators. METHODS In June 1996 we mailed a questionnaire to chairpersons(More)
OBJECTIVE: Department of medicine chairs have a critical role in the promotion of clinician-educators. Our primary objective was to determine how chairs viewed: 1) the importance of specific areas of clinician-educator performance in promotion decisions; and 2) the importance and quality of information on available measures of performance. A secondary(More)
BACKGROUND: Economics and reimbursement have became a daily part of practicing physicians’ lives. Yet, few internal medicine (IM) programs have offered formal curricula during residency about practice management or economics. OBJECTIVE: To determine perceived, desired, and actual knowledge of Medicare billing and reimbursement among residents compared with(More)
PURPOSE In 1983, 43% of internal medicine residency program directors had held their positions for less than three years. The purposes of this study were to determine the job turnover rate for internal medicine program directors, and the characteristics of program directors and residency programs that are associated with job turnover. METHOD In October(More)
OBJECTIVE The study's objectives were to determine (1) the rate at which department of medicine faculty in the United States are promoted, (2) if clinician-educators (CEs) are promoted to Associate Professor at the same rate as clinician-investigators (CIs), and (3) the variables that predict promotion. METHODS The Prospective Study of Promotion in(More)
PURPOSE Residents will most effectively learn about ambulatory, systems-based practice by working in highly functional ambulatory practices; however, systems experiences in ambulatory training are thought to be highly variable. The authors sought to determine the prevalence of functional-practice characteristics at clinics where residents learn. METHOD In(More)