Chun Nok Lam

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OBJECTIVES Patients discharged from the emergency department (ED) are often referred for primary care, specialty, or other disease-specific follow-up appointments. Attendance at these scheduled follow-up appointments has been found to improve patient outcomes, decrease ED bounce-backs, and reduce malpractice risk. Reasons for missing follow-up visits are(More)
OBJECTIVES Describe the change in mobile technology used by an urban Latino population between 2011 and 2014, and compare findings with national estimates. MATERIALS AND METHODS Patients were surveyed on medical history and mobile technology use. We analyzed specific areas of mobile health capacity stratified by chronic disease, age, language preference,(More)
OBJECTIVE Complementary and integrative health (CIH) use among Hispanic adults with colorectal cancer (CRC) diagnosis is not well documented. Understanding the prevalence and patterns of CIH use among Hispanics offers insights to uncover potential needs for clinical services. DESIGN Participants were age 21 years or older with a first-time diagnosis of(More)
INTRODUCTION Patients with mental health conditions frequently use emergency medical services. Many suffer from substance use and homelessness. If they use the emergency department (ED) as their primary source of care, potentially preventable frequent ED revisits and hospital readmissions can worsen an already crowded healthcare system. However, the(More)
BACKGROUND This study reports on the internal consistency and construct validity of the Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy - General (FACT-G v.4) and 12-item Short Form Health Survey (SF-12 v.2) health-related quality of life (HRQOL) instruments with Chinese-American breast cancer survivors (BCS). METHODS Participants completed mailed questionnaires(More)
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