David Mehr

Elizabeth Frentzel2
Obioma Nwaiwu2
Steven Garfinkel2
2Elizabeth Frentzel
2Obioma Nwaiwu
2Steven Garfinkel
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PURPOSE Patients are increasingly interested in using Internet-based technologies to communicate with their providers, schedule clinic visits, request medication refills, and view their medical records electronically. However, healthcare organizations face significant challenges in providing such highly personal and sensitive communication in an effective(More)
  • Charles D Phillips, Omolola Adepoju, Nimalie Stone, Darcy K McMaughan Moudouni, Obioma Nwaiwu, Hongwei Zhao +3 others
  • 2012
BACKGROUND Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are the most commonly treated infection among nursing home residents. Even in the absence of specific (e.g., dysuria) or non-specific (e.g., fever) signs or symptoms, residents frequently receive an antibiotic for a suspected infection. This research investigates factors associated with the use of antibiotics to(More)
BACKGROUND Currently, 24% of all deaths nationally occur in nursing homes making this an important focus of care. However, many residents are not identified as dying and thus do not receive appropriate care in the last weeks and months of life. The aim of our study was to develop and validate a predictive model of 6-month mortality risk using functional,(More)
BACKGROUND Antibiotics are highly utilized in nursing homes. The aim of the study was to test the effectiveness of a decision-making aid for urinary tract infection management on reducing antibiotic prescriptions for suspected bacteriuria in the urine without symptoms, known as asymptomatic bacteriuria (ASB) in twelve nursing homes in Texas. METHOD A pre-(More)
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