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CONTEXT Physicians are regularly confronted with research that is funded or presented by industry. OBJECTIVE To assess whether physicians discount for conflicts of interest when weighing evidence for prescribing a new drug. DESIGN AND SETTING Participants were presented with an abstract from a single clinical trial finding positive results for a(More)
BACKGROUND Clinical guidelines are systematically developed statements that influence medical practice, education, and funding. Guidelines represent the consensus of leaders, often based on systematic reviews of the literature, regarding the "state of the art." OBJECTIVE To assess the degree to which end-of-life care is integrated into nationally(More)
The aim of this study was to determine rates and risks of Complicated Grief (CG) among psychiatric clinic patients in Karachi, Pakistan. The Inventory of Traumatic Grief, an early version of Inventory of Complicated Grief--Revised, was administered to 151 recently bereaved patients, with validated criteria applied to determine CG "caseness." Thirty-four(More)
OBJECTIVE This report examined associations between religious coping, health, and health service use among a sample of 265 recently bereaved adults. METHOD Participants were interviewed an average of 6.3 (SD = 7.4) months after their loss and again 4 months later. Multivariate regression models and repeated measures ANOVA analyses estimated the influence(More)
PURPOSE To examine relationships between pharmaceutical representatives and obstetrician-gynecologists and identify factors associated with self-reported reliance on representatives when making prescribing decisions. METHOD In 2006-2007, questionnaires were mailed to 515 randomly selected physicians in the American College of Obstetricians and(More)
Emergency department patients are believed to have high rates of noncompliance with instructions to obtain follow-up care. A study of emergency department patients at a medium-sized community hospital without clinics showed that compliance is better than rates previously published for hospital follow-up clinics. There was significantly less compliance by(More)
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