David D. Maron

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IMPORTANCE Many people meditate to reduce psychological stress and stress-related health problems. To counsel people appropriately, clinicians need to know what the evidence says about the health benefits of meditation. OBJECTIVE To determine the efficacy of meditation programs in improving stress-related outcomes (anxiety, depression, stress/distress,(More)
Older adults often receive suboptimal care during hospitalizations and transitions to postacute settings. Inpatient geriatric services have been shown to increase care quality but have not improved patient outcomes consistently. Acute Care for the Elderly units improve patient outcomes but are resource intensive. Transitional care has been shown to reduce(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate physician adherence with gout quality indicators (QIs) for medication use and monitoring, and behavioral modification (BM). METHODS Gout patients were assessed for the QIs as follows: QI 1: initial allopurinol dosage <300 mg/day for patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD); QI 2: uric acid within 6 months of allopurinol start; and(More)
BACKGROUND Medication errors continue to exist despite the use of electronic health records and electronic prescribing; patient-centered medication reconciliation is important to decrease errors. OBJECTIVE To identify whether a team-based approach with a pharmacist performing medication management and discharge medication reconciliation will reduce(More)
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