Catherine H. Messick

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OBJECTIVE To characterize the ED utilization patterns of the elderly population using nationally representative data. METHODS A secondary analysis was performed using the National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey (NHAMCS), a nationwide, stratified probability sample of ED encounters. Using these physician-reported data, the demographics, patient(More)
Community-based multi-disciplinary care of chronically ill individuals frequently requires the efforts of several agencies and organizations. The Community Care Coordination Network (CCCN) is an effort to establish a community-based clinical database and electronic communication system to facilitate the exchange of pertinent patient data among primary care,(More)
Primary care physicians provide longitudinal care for chronically ill individuals in concert with many other community-based disciplines. The care management of these individuals requires data not traditionally collected during the care of well, or acutely ill individuals. These data not only concern the patient, in the form of patient functional status,(More)
William P. Moran, MD, Catherine H. Messick, MD, James L. Wofford, MD, John S. Preisser, PhD, G. John Chen, MD, PhD, Arden Sheehan RN, Dorothy L. Currin, Greg Russell, MS, Mark Wright, Ramon Velez, MD, MSc, and the Community Care Coordination Network Departments of Internal Medicine and Public Health Sciences, Bowman Gray School of Medicine ofWake Forest(More)
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