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Cost analysis of the use of emergency departments for primary care services in Charlotte, North Carolina.
BACKGROUND Patients often inappropriately seek emergency services for ambulatory care-sensitive conditions (ACSCs). The unnecessary use of emergency departments (EDs) is an expensive burden onExpand
Obesity and asthma: Pathophysiology and implications for diagnosis and management in primary care
The effects of obesity on asthma diagnosis, control, and exacerbation severity are increasingly recognized; however, the underlying pathophysiology of this association is poorly understood.Expand
Planning for Action: The Impact of an Asthma Action Plan Decision Support Tool Integrated into an Electronic Health Record (EHR) at a Large Health Care System
Introduction: Asthma is a chronic airway disease that can be difficult to manage, resulting in poor outcomes and high costs. Asthma action plans assist patients with self-management, but providerExpand
Patients' and providers' perceptions of asthma and asthma care: a qualitative study
Abstract: Background: Differences in patients' and providers' perceptions of asthma and asthma care can create barriers to successful treatment. The primary goal of this qualitative study was toExpand
The Association Between Health Literacy and Diet Adherence Among Primary Care Patients with Hypertension
This study examines the association between health literacy and adherence to low-salt diet practices among individuals with hypertension. Health literacy is the ability of individuals to understandExpand
Assessing the relationship between the level of pain control and patient satisfaction
Purpose The primary assessment tool used by hospitals to measure the outcomes of pain management programs is the 0–10 numerical pain rating scale. However, it is unclear if this assessment should beExpand
Effect of Combined Patient Decision Aid and Patient Navigation vs Usual Care for Colorectal Cancer Screening in a Vulnerable Patient Population: A Randomized Clinical Trial
Importance Colorectal cancer (CRC) screening is underused, especially among vulnerable populations. Decision aids and patient navigation are potentially complementary interventions for improving CRCExpand
Use of community-based participatory research in primary care to improve healthcare outcomes and disparities in care.
Community-based participatory research (CBPR) has emerged to bridge the gap between research and primary-care practice through community engagement and social action to increase health equity. It isExpand
Using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to Understand a Community's Primary Care Needs
Introduction: A key element for reducing health care costs and improving community health is increased access to primary care and preventative health services. Geographic information systems (GIS)Expand
The science of primary health-care improvement: potential and use of community-based participatory research by practice-based research networks for translation of research into practice
There is a need for new approaches to supplement the existing methods of taking research from bench to bedside and from bedside to practice. Community-based participatory research (CBPR) is anExpand