Craig A. Umscheid

2Rajender K Agarwal
2Matthew D Mitchell
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BACKGROUND Insomnia is common in primary care, can persist after co-morbid conditions are treated, and may require long-term medication treatment. A potential alternative to medications is cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBT-I). METHODS In accordance with PRISMA guidelines, we systematically reviewed MEDLINE, EMBASE, the Cochrane Central(More)
BACKGROUND Organizational leaders in business and medicine have been experiencing a similar dilemma: how to ensure that their organizational members are adopting work innovations in a timely fashion. Organizational leaders in healthcare have attempted to resolve this dilemma by offering specific solutions, such as evidence-based medicine (EBM), but(More)
BACKGROUND Identifying gaps in care for people with chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is important to clinicians, public health officials, and federal agencies. The objective of this study was to systematically review the literature to provide estimates of the proportion of chronic HCV-infected persons in the United States (U.S.) completing each(More)
  • Robin M Featherstone, Donna M Dryden, Michelle Foisy, Jeanne-Marie Guise, Matthew D Mitchell, Robin A Paynter +3 others
  • 2015
BACKGROUND Rapid review (RR) products are inherently appealing as they are intended to be less time-consuming and resource-intensive than traditional systematic reviews (SRs); however, there is concern about the rigor of methods and reliability of results. In 2013 to 2014, a workgroup comprising representatives from the Agency for Healthcare Research and(More)
BACKGROUND Clinical guidelines, prediction tools, and computerized decision support (CDS) are underutilized outside of research contexts, and conventional teaching of evidence-based practice (EBP) skills fails to change practitioner behavior. Overcoming these challenges requires traversing practice, policy, and implementation domains. In this article, we(More)
Global and regional left ventricular (LV) systolic dysfunction is a marker of coronary artery disease (CAD), which is conventionally assessed using two-dimensional echocardiography. Tissue Doppler imaging (TDI) has emerged as an adjunct tool in the diagnosis of regional wall motion abnormalities from CAD. We performed a systematic review and meta-analysis(More)
The demand for accelerated forms of evidence synthesis is on the rise, largely in response to requests by health care decision makers for expeditious assessment and up-to-date information about health care technologies and health services and programs. As a field, rapid review evidence synthesis is marked by a tension between the strategic priority to(More)
An Early Warning System (EWS) was developed in our electronic health record (EHR) to monitor in real time laboratory and vital sign (VS) data and notify providers about non-ICU inpatients with sepsis at risk for developing clinical deterioration. If a patient had at least 4 predefined VS and lab abnormalities an alert was sent to the provider, nurse and(More)
O ver the past 2 decades, systematic reviews have risen in number, quality, and impact. The sheer volume of work is remarkable. For example, the annual number of meta-analyses (a subset of systematic reviews) indexed by MEDLINE has grown from 273 in 1990 to 4,526 in 2010. Well-conceived and written systemic reviews serve many functions for stakeholders.(More)