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An experimental design was employed in the investigation of the impact of two status cues, language style and source expertise, on people's perceptions of online political dis-cussants and their intentions and motivations to participate in local online political discussion fora. Specifically, the colloquial form of Singapore English, known as Sing-lish, was(More)
Medical students need to be taught explicitly about decision making to be prepared for the changing health care environment. Medical decision making curricula have received favourable responses from students and have influenced some aspects of student performance. Questions remain about the impact of the teaching on students' general problem solving skills.(More)
BACKGROUND More generalists are needed for the American health care system. Will training these practitioners add to hospital costs? Although graduate medical education has been shown to add to hospital patient care costs, the authors questioned whether this were true for the hospital training of family physicians. METHOD Based on data supplied by 12(More)
This article provides answers to many of the questions medical students ask about the specialty of family practice. It is the fourth update of a previous article and was developed in response to feedback from medical students at the 1997 National Congress of Student Members held by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Students at the 1998 Congress(More)
This article presents the functional health status results of 49 nursing home residents who were involuntarily relocated from one institution to another. The purpose of the study was to determine whether there would be pre- to postmove changes in health status. Nursing personnel on both the day and evening shifts completed separate assessments of the(More)
It is hoped that practicing physicians no longer will give knee jerk reactions to the variety of national screening recommendations. Screening criteria that need to be fulfilled include characteristics of the disease, characteristics of the test, and characteristics of the population to be screened. In the day-to-day practice of medicine, six key questions(More)