Franklin J Medio

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PURPOSE Colorectal cancer screening is the most underused cancer screening tool in the United States. The purpose of this study was to test whether a health care provider-directed intervention increased colorectal cancer screening rates. PATIENTS AND METHODS The study was a randomized controlled trial conducted at two clinic firms at a Veterans Affairs(More)
As health care delivery and its associated costs have been scrutinized carefully over the past decade, educational institutions have been expected to demonstrate how a particular educational requirement such as residency training brings benefit to the purchasers and users of their health care services. As part of this trend, the Accreditation Council for(More)
INTRODUCTION Poor knowledge of and negative attitudes toward available screening tests may account in part for colorectal cancer screening rates being the lowest among 17 quality measures reported for the Department of Veterans Affairs health care system, the largest integrated health system in the United States. The purpose of this study was to develop a(More)
Accreditation organizations, financial stakeholders, legal systems, and regulatory agencies have increased the need for accountability in educational processes and curricular outcomes of graduate medical education. This demand for greater programmatic monitoring has placed pressure on institutions with graduate medical education (GME) programs to develop(More)
The purpose of this study was to determine factors that influence pediatricians' opinions of mothers. The degree to which mother-physician interactions, mother-child interactions, and maternal demographic variables influence pediatricians' opinions of mothers was assessed with a 54-item questionnaire. Questionnaires were mailed to 470 Chicago-based American(More)
As osteopathic medical educators look for ways to enhance their training programs in a fiscally responsible manner, previously underused training methods deserve a second look. This article presents four ways that patients can serve as teachers and evaluators of residents' and students' clinical skills.
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