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The quality of health care delivered to adults in the United States.
- E. McGlynn, S. Asch, E. Kerr
- Medicine, Political ScienceThe New England journal of medicine
- 26 June 2003
The deficits the authors have identified in adherence to recommended processes for basic care pose serious threats to the health of the American public and strategies to reduce these deficits in care are warranted.
Health information on the Internet: accessibility, quality, and readability in English and Spanish.
Accessing health information using search engines and simple search terms is not efficient, coverage of key information on English- and Spanish-language Web sites is poor and inconsistent, although the accuracy of the information provided is generally good.
Functional status and well-being of patients with chronic conditions. Results from the Medical Outcomes Study.
For eight of nine common chronic medical conditions, patients with the condition showed markedly worse physical, role, and social functioning; mental health; health perceptions; and/or bodily pain compared with patients with no chronic conditions.
Functional Status and Well-Being of Patients with Chronic Conditions
How good is the quality of health care in the United States?
Efforts to measure quality and report routinely on the results to the public at large would allow more definitive assessments of the status of the nation's health care and would enable us to single out the areas in need of improvement.
Physicians' characteristics influence patients' adherence to medical treatment: results from the Medical Outcomes Study.
- M. Dimatteo, C. Sherbourne, W. Rogers
- MedicineHealth psychology : official journal of the…
- 1 March 1993
The influence of physicians' attributes and practice style on patients' adherence to treatment was examined in a 2-year longitudinal study of 186 physicians and their diabetes, hypertension, and…
Comparison of Quality of Care for Patients in the Veterans Health Administration and Patients in a National Sample
The quality of outpatient and inpatient care in the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) and in the United States was compared and whether VHA performance was better in the specific areas targeted by the VHA quality management system was evaluated.
Depression and Medication Adherence in the Treatment of Chronic Diseases in the United States: A Meta-Analysis
- Jerry L. Grenard, B. Munjas, W. Gellad
- Psychology, MedicineJournal of General Internal Medicine
- 1 May 2011
Evidence is provided that depression is associated with poor adherence to medication across a range of chronic diseases, and a new potential effect of adherence measurement type on this relationship is found.
Reducing intergroup conflict: From superordinate goals to decategorization, recategorization, and mutual differentiation.
The quality of ambulatory care delivered to children in the United States.
- R. Mangione-Smith, A. DeCristofaro, E. McGlynn
- MedicineThe New England journal of medicine
- 11 October 2007
Deficits in the quality of care provided to children appear to be similar in magnitude to those previously reported for adults and strategies to reduce these apparent deficits are needed.