Daniel P Dunham

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The Notes section welcomes the following types of contributions: (1) practical innovations or solutions to everyday practice problems, (2) substantial updates or elaborations on work previously published by the same authors, (3) important confirmations of research findings previously published by others, and (4) short research reports, including practice(More)
BACKGROUND Approximately 8.7 million (3%) Americans have various degrees of chronic renal insufficiency (CRI). Patients with CRI are susceptible to adverse drug events related to improper dose adjustment of drugs that are eliminated primarily unchanged through the kidney. Renal dosing errors are an important quality-of-care problem in the inpatient setting,(More)
OBJECTIVES Changes in breast and gastric cancers and coronary artery disease among people of Polish descent after migration to the United States suggest there may be potentially modifiable factors affecting incidence of these diseases. We examined relationships of dietary factors associated with these diseases with stage of migration among Polish women in(More)
Approximately 7000 deaths occur yearly in the United States as a result of medication errors, and 1.5 million people are harmed by adverse drug events at a cost of $3.5 billion per year. Computerized order entry has been shown to decrease the number of medication errors by 55% to 80 % in the hospital. This has led many to advocate the use of electronic(More)
Receiver operating characteristic (ROC) analysis was used to assess the use of the serum chemical markers, gamma-glutamyl transferase (GGT), alkaline phosphatase (AP), and total bilirubin (BR) as tests for biliary complications in patients who had undergone orthotopic liver transplantation. Our study consisted of 105 consecutive adult transplant patients at(More)
OBJECTIVES To present pilot data from an ongoing electronic health record (EHR) quality improvement study to improve medication management using patient previsit review of the EHR medication list and a plain-language new medication information sheet to provide with every new EHR prescription. STUDY DESIGN Postvisit survey of 191 patients at an academic(More)
BACKGROUND Physician-directed approaches have not eliminated the underuse of effective preventive therapies. METHODS In a cluster-randomized design, 19 physicians caring for 334 eligible patients at least 40 years of age were randomized. All clinicians received computerized reminders at office visits. Intervention physicians received e-mails asking(More)
Improved patient satisfaction is correlated with improved adherence and health outcomes for patients and financial performance for health care organizations. Increasingly, efforts are being made to measure and optimize patient satisfaction by both providers and insurers. Researchers investigated whether specific changes in staff interaction with patients(More)
Increasing clinical workload with dwindling compensation has challenged primary care medical practices over the past decade. This has led to more physicians leaving and fewer medical trainees entering primary care. In an effort to make primary care practices viable, many groups routinely charge for providing care that was uncompensated in the past. We(More)
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