Dietra A Evans

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Nursing performance measures are an integral part of quality initiatives in acute care; however, organizations face numerous challenges in developing infrastructures to support quality improvement processes and timely dissemination of outcomes data. At the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, a Magnet-designated organization, extensive work has been(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE Colorectal services have traditionally been arranged for the convenience of hospitals rather than patients. This model is not ideal, particularly for minor interventions and diagnostic procedures. In order to address this a one-stop colorectal clinic was set up. PATIENTS AND METHODS Weekly clinics ran from 6.00 to 9.30 p.m. on(More)
There have been many reports stating that the traditional criteria of the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) and undergraduate grade-point average (GPA) have little, if any, value in predicting success in the preclinical years of medical school among students from underrepresented (racial and ethnic) minority groups. In contrast to previous articles this(More)
Thirteen cases of primary appendicular adenocarcinoma are reported. This rare tumour usually presents as acute appendicitis. The correct diagnosis is rarely entertained before or during surgery. The main treatment choice lies between appendicectomy alone and appendicectomy followed by right hemicolectomy. There are anatomical reasons for advising the latter(More)
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