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Genomic epidemiology is a field of research that seeks to improve the prevention and management of common diseases through an understanding of their molecular origins. It involves studying thousands of individuals, often from different populations, with exacting techniques. The scale and complexity of such research has required the formation of research(More)
G enomic research has the potential to improve global health by elucidating basic mechanisms of disease, susceptibility, and resistance, thereby guiding the development of preventive interventions [1]. Recently developed methods for exploring how human genetic variation affects resistance are likely to provide strategic clues about vaccine development for(More)
295 Patient-Assessment-Instruments/Quality Measures/Downloads/NationalImpact AssessmentofQualityMeasuresFINAL.pdf). 2. Martin AB, Lassman D, Washington B, Catlin A. Growth In US health spending remained slow in 2010; health share of gross domestic product was unchanged from 2009. Health Aff (Millwood) 2012;31:208-19. 3. Jha AK, Joynt KE, Orav EJ, Epstein(More)
became public. For example, responding to the Senate report, Vice President Dick Cheney said rectal feeding was not approved but that he believed “it was done for medical reasons.” It seems more accurate to describe rectal feeding as a technique of sexual assault. Seen in the context of the constant state of nudity of most black-site prisoners, it seems(More)
The Affordable Care Act made admirable strides toward the "triple aim" of reducing health care costs, increasing health care quality, and improving the health of the community at large. A key element of reform is the accountable care organization (ACO), which restructures health care delivery such that networks of providers are held responsible for a group(More)
veterans on wait lists are screened and triaged for care, the VA should refocus its performance-management system on fewer measures that directly address what is most important to veteran patients and clinicians — especially outcome measures. The agency’s recently developed Strategic Analytics for Improvement and Learning (SAIL) dashboard, which focuses on(More)
As comparative effectiveness research becomes a more prominent feature of clinical medicine, investigators and policy makers would do well to seek lessons from prior examples of this type of research. Our analysis of previous examples reveals lessons in three key areas: choice of comparison treatments, time frame of study, and widespread applicability of(More)