Eileen H Callahan

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National surveys indicate a need for additional training in geriatrics during internal medicine residencies. This paper describes 1) "best practices" for integrating geriatrics education into internal medicine residency programs, 2) barriers to implementation of these practices, and 3) possible ways to improve geriatrics training for internal medicine(More)
Although pain is an extremely common symptom presenting to primary care physicians, it frequently is not optimally managed. The purpose of this feasibility study was to develop and pilot-test an efficient, rapid assessment and management approach for pain in busy community practices. The intervention utilized the Dartmouth COOP Clinical Improvement System(More)
BACKGROUND AND METHODS Because Native American children are at much higher risk for invasive Haemophilus influenzae type b infection than white children, we compared the antibody responses to H. influenzae type b polysaccharide vaccine in healthy Apache and white children. RESULTS The concentrations of H. influenzae type b antibody after immunization with(More)
Over the last decade, there have been dramatic developments in hospital geriatric care. These improved practices have been supported by the development of quality indicators, which allow physicians and other health care professionals to monitor and measure targeted processes and outcomes of care. This new understanding of the clinical complexity and(More)
As the percentage of time devoted to the care of older adults by internists continues to rise, the need for these physicians to be skilled at their care becomes even more critical. In fact, the Education Committee of the American Geriatrics Society has recommended the development of structured educational curricula to teach the principles of geriatric care.(More)
OBJECTIVES The dramatic increase in the U.S. elderly population expected over the coming decades will place a heavy strain on the current health care system. General internal medicine (GIM) residents need to be prepared to take care of this population. In this study, we document the current and future trends in geriatric education in GIM residency programs.(More)
The relationship of trauma history to physical and emotional functioning in primary care pain patients was examined. Data were drawn from a mailed screening questionnaire for a larger study designed to evaluate an intervention for improving pain management in primary care. Results indicated that 50.4% of the pain patients reported experiencing at least one(More)
The periodic exam for the healthy midlife patient (age 45 to 65) includes blood pressure testing, cholesterol screening, and a baseline ECG. Counseling is appropriate for proper diet, exercise, and smoking cessation Screening tests are indicated for colon cancer for men and women, and for breast and cervical cancer for women. A check of immunization status(More)
OBJECTIVE This study sought to design, implement, and evaluate a unique educational curriculum in inpatient geriatrics for internal medicine housestaff. DESCRIPTION Traditionally the didactic curriculum on an inpatient geriatrics unit varies according to the attending faculty on service, the types of patients admitted, and preferences of the housestaff(More)