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Effect of multiple chronic conditions among working-age adults.
OBJECTIVE To determine the longitudinal effect on healthcare costs of multiple chronic conditions among adults aged 18 to 64 years. STUDY DESIGN Retrospective cohort assessment of working-ageExpand
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Association between value-based purchasing score and hospital characteristics
BackgroundMedicare hospital Value-based purchasing (VBP) program that links Medicare payments to quality of care will become effective from 2013. It is unclear whether specific hospitalExpand
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Direct costs of bipolar disorder versus other chronic conditions: an employer-based health plan analysis.
OBJECTIVE This study was a retrospective data-based analysis of health care utilization and costs for patients diagnosed as having bipolar disorder compared with patients with diagnoses ofExpand
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Perioperative Cardiovascular Risk of Prior Coronary Stent Implantation Among Patients Undergoing Noncardiac Surgery.
BACKGROUND Previous studies have observed high rates of perioperative cardiovascular events in patients with coronary stents undergoing noncardiac surgery (NCS). It is uncertain whether this findingExpand
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PREVENTING CRACKING AT DIAPHRAGM/PLATE GIRDER CONNECTIONS IN STEEL BRIDGES
Some of the Iowa Department of Transportation (Iowa DOT) continuous, steel, welded plate girder bridges have developed web cracking in the negative moment regions at the diaphragm connection plates.Expand
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Lipases and Lipids in Human Milk: Effect of Freeze-Thawing and Storage
ABSTRACT: Frozen storage is often used by milk banks to preserve expressed human milk for later use. Optimal storage and handling conditions which ensure minimum alteration of lipid composition haveExpand
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Low-risk percutaneous coronary interventions without on-site cardiac surgery: two years' observational experience and follow-up.
BACKGROUND We studied the safety and efficacy of performing low-risk elective and acute infarct percutaneous coronary interventions at a community hospital without cardiac surgical capability. Expand
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A total of 1,007 percutaneous coronary interventions without onsite cardiac surgery: acute and long-term outcomes.
OBJECTIVES We sought to compare clinical outcomes of elective percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) and primary PCI for ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) at a community hospitalExpand
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Perceptions of video-based appointments from the patient's home: a patient survey.
BACKGROUND We examined patient interest in a telehealth model in which the patient supplies the hardware and Internet connectivity to meet with a healthcare provider from his or her home via videoExpand
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Optimizing weekend availability for sophisticated tests and procedures in a large hospital.
The reduced availability of sophisticated tests and procedures in hospitals on weekends (the so-called "weekend effect") delays care. Addressing this problem requires hospital managers to balance theExpand
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