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Qualitative data analysis for health services research: developing taxonomy, themes, and theory.
OBJECTIVE To provide practical strategies for conducting and evaluating analyses of qualitative data applicable for health services researchers. DATA SOURCES AND DESIGN: We draw on extant qualitativeExpand
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Strategies for reducing the door-to-balloon time in acute myocardial infarction.
BACKGROUND Prompt reperfusion treatment is essential for patients who have myocardial infarction with ST-segment elevation. Guidelines recommend that the interval between arrival at the hospital andExpand
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Expanding the Andersen model: the role of psychosocial factors in long-term care use.
OBJECTIVE To examine a prevailing conceptual model of health services use (Andersen 1995) and to suggest modifications that may enhance its explanatory power when applied to empirical studies ofExpand
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Qualitative and Mixed Methods Provide Unique Contributions to Outcomes Research
Outcomes research examines the effects of medical care interventions and policies on the health outcomes of individuals and society.1 Investigators conducting outcomes research seek to inform theExpand
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Hospital Strategies Associated With 30-Day Readmission Rates for Patients With Heart Failure
Background—Reducing hospital readmission rates is a national priority; however, evidence about hospital strategies that are associated with lower readmission rates is limited. We sought to identifyExpand
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Understanding the treatment preferences of seriously ill patients.
BACKGROUND The questions patients are asked about their preferences with regard to life-sustaining treatment usually focus on specific interventions, but the outcomes of treatment and theirExpand
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Effect of door-to-balloon time on mortality in patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction.
OBJECTIVES We sought to determine the effect of door-to-balloon time on mortality for patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) undergoing primary percutaneous coronaryExpand
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Patterns of Hospital Performance in Acute Myocardial Infarction and Heart Failure 30-Day Mortality and Readmission
Background—In 2009, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is publicly reporting hospital-level risk-standardized 30-day mortality and readmission rates after acute myocardial infarction (AMI)Expand
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Research in action: using positive deviance to improve quality of health care
BackgroundDespite decades of efforts to improve quality of health care, poor performance persists in many aspects of care. Less than 1% of the enormous national investment in medical research isExpand
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Communication between physicians and family caregivers about care at the end of life: when do discussions occur and what is said?
BACKGROUND Few studies have examined physician-family caregiver communication at the end of life, despite the important role families have in end-of-life care decisions. We examined family caregiverExpand
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