Grant H. Skrepnek

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OBJECTIVE The aim of this paper is to provide health care decision makers with a conceptual foundation for regression analysis by describing the principles of correlation, regression, and residual assessment. SUMMARY Researchers are often faced with the need to describe quantitatively the relationships between outcomes and predictors , with the objective(More)
OBJECTIVES To evaluate the magnitude and impact of diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs) in emergency department (ED) settings from 2006-2010 in the United States (US). METHODS This cross-sectional study utilized Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) National Emergency Department Sample (NEDS) discharge(More)
OBJECTIVES To estimate the number of acetaminophen (APAP) toxicity-related emergency department (ED) visits, and to assess their associated clinical and economic burden in the USA from 2006 to 2010. DESIGN Cross-sectional, retrospective, large-scale database study. SETTING Non-federal, non-rehabilitation, community EDs in the USA. PARTICIPANTS(More)
OBJECTIVE Successful cancer treatment is defined as an increase in overall survival and/or progression-free survival. Despite their importance, these metrics omit patient quality of life. Quality-adjusted time without symptoms or toxicity (Q-TWiST) was developed to adjust survival gained, accounting for quality of life. The purpose of this systematic review(More)
BACKGROUND Although the Eastern Mediterranean Region (EMR) healthcare sector has been expanding rapidly, many differences exist across socioeconomic status, clinical practice standards and healthcare systems. OBJECTIVE Predict production functions of health by measuring socioeconomic and expenditure factors that impact life expectancy in the EMR. (More)
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