Diane Link

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Pediatricians frequently refer children and their families for psychotherapeutic counseling. In order to maximize compliance with such a prescription, the physician should be aware of factors associated with noncompliance. We conducted a systematic retrospective analysis of factors associated with following a recommendation for counseling. We reviewed the(More)
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  • 1996
With a new Congress due to the 1996 election, all of the unresolved AIDS controversies will again be revisited. Debates will most likely include budgets for AIDS research, FDA reform, funding for State AIDS Drug Assistance Programs, and Medicaid. Possible changes in the mix of the Senate and Congress, and the possible impacts on AIDS issues are discussed,(More)
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  • 1996
State AIDS Drug Assistance Programs (ADAPs) are the most heavily utilized AIDS programs in the nation, with over 50,000 people with HIV or AIDS enrolled. Initiated in 1987, the federally-funded programs are now running out of money because of increased caseloads and drug usage, higher drug costs, and more expensive combination therapies coupled with(More)
The North American Nursing Diagnosis Association classification is approved for nursing diagnoses, the Nursing Intervention Classification system provides a common nursing intervention language but to date there is no complete classification for patient outcomes. An outcome classification system can be used for making effective decisions. Recognizing the(More)
This study attempts to determine whether the implementation of mandatory review of Medicare Part B claims for medical necessity has resulted in physicians submitting fewer medically unnecessary claims. After summarizing the literature on the effectiveness of various methods for changing physician practices, we compare the rate at which physicians submitted(More)
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  • 1999
This is the first article of a two-part series on health care for HIV infected people in the United States. The topics include results of a study by the RAND Corporation on HIV health care trends, which examined multiple factors such as patient and provider demographics, health care patterns, and drug utilization. How these factors varied by region of the(More)
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  • 1995
Dr. Richard Klausner, new director of the National Cancer Institute (NCI), takes over a troubled agency that has been accused of lackluster science, mismanagement, and no financial accountability. Additionally, NCI's AIDS research is accused of not being integrated with the overall national AIDS effort. The continuation of AIDS funding and NCI's control of(More)