Carly M Jacobs

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The Medical Illness Severity Grouping System--called MEDISGRPS--is an admission-oriented patient severity grouping system that uses objective, key clinical findings to place patients in one of five severity groupings. Data from five hospitals indicate that severity level at admission is an important predictor of resource use, is essential for analysis of(More)
We report evidence that individual-level variation in people's physiological and attentional responses to aversive and appetitive stimuli are correlated with broad political orientations. Specifically, we find that greater orientation to aversive stimuli tends to be associated with right-of-centre and greater orientation to appetitive (pleasing) stimuli(More)
Gatekeepers are currently being asked to do more, including managing referrals to specialists. When a physician appropriately continues care at the primary level in order to pursue a more conservative course of treatment, prescription drugs often play an important role. According to the author, physicians can easily turn to utilization management, not(More)
  • C M Jacobs
  • 1997
Managing patient and physician demand for resources is crucial to the cost-effective delivery of high-quality patient care. This task is complicated by the expectations for better medical care that patients and physicians developed before prospective payment systems were instituted. The use of clinical decision support tools, which may combine(More)