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Since publication of CDC's 1993 guidelines (CDC, Recommendations for the prevention and management of Chlamydia trachomatis infections, 1993. MMWR 1993;42[No. RR-12]:1-39), nucleic acid amplification tests (NAATs) have been introduced as critical new tools to diagnose and treat C. trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae infections. NAATs for C. trachomatis(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate chlamydia-screening policies, testing practices, and the proportion testing positive in response to the new Health Plan Employer Data and Information Set (HEDIS) chlamydia-screening performance measure in a large commercial health plan. METHODS We interviewed health plan specialty departmental chiefs to describe interventions used to(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the validity of calculating the chlamydia Health Plan Employer Data and Information Set (HEDIS) measure using administrative data available in a mixed-model managed care organization (MCO). STUDY DESIGN Retrospective cohort study. METHODS A review of International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision (ICD-9), Current(More)
BACKGROUND Because patients infected with Neisseria gonorrhoeae are frequently coinfected with Chlamydia trachomatis, routine dual treatment of patients with N gonorrhoeae infection is frequently practiced and has long been recommended. GOAL The goal of this study was to examine the cost-effectiveness of routine dual treatment of women with infection,(More)
BACKGROUND Periodic screening of sexually active young women for Chlamydia trachomatis is widely recommended and is now monitored in the Health Plan Employer Data and Information Set (HEDIS). Because little is known about how well the HEDIS measure identifies sexually active women eligible for screening, rates of sexual activity as defined by the measure's(More)
OBJECTIVES To examine the rates of self-reported Chlamydia trachomatis (CT) screening among young women and to examine the independent association of type of insurance and specific health plans with these rates. STUDY DESIGN Cross-sectional analyses of the 2003 California Health Interview Survey data. METHODS Using bivariate analysis and logistic(More)
GOAL The goal was to determine the optimal strategy for screening coverage, test selection, and treatment for infection in asymptomatic women for a given family-planning-program budget. STUDY DESIGN We developed a resource allocation model to determine the optimal strategy using data from 5078 visits by women universally screened for infection in a(More)
Traditional data collection in discharge planning programs has been largely retrospective, measuring the patient's length of stay and unnecessary hospital days at the point of discharge. Although the data collection is useful, it does not lend itself to corrective actions on a concurrent basis. Carney Hospital has developed a data base that monitors patient(More)
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