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American College of Rheumatology 2008 recommendations for the use of nonbiologic and biologic disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs in rheumatoid arthritis.
Guidelines and recommendations developed and/or endorsed by the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) are intended to provide guidance for particular patterns of practice and not to dictate the careExpand
Electroweak measurements in electron positron collisions at W-boson-pair energies at LEP
Electroweak measurements performed with data taken at the electron-positron collider LEP at CERN from 1995 to 2000 are reported. The combined data set considered in this report corresponds to a totalExpand
The therapeutic implications of timely linkage and early retention in HIV care.
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A retrospective cohort study of patients initiating outpatient care at the University of Alabama at Birmingham 1917 HIV=AIDS Clinic between January 2000 and December 2005 was undertaken to inform development of interventions to improve linkage and retention in HIV care, an emerging area of growing importance. Expand
Missed visits and mortality among patients establishing initial outpatient HIV treatment.
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It is posited that early missed visits are not causally responsible for the higher observed mortality but, rather, identify those patients who are more likely to exhibit health behaviors that portend increased subsequent mortality. Expand
Improving quality improvement using achievable benchmarks for physician feedback: a randomized controlled trial.
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Use of achievable benchmarks significantly enhances the effectiveness of physician performance feedback in the setting of a multimodal quality improvement intervention. Expand
The art and science of chart review.
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The process of chart review was examined and specific techniques for improving data quality were proposed, and many factors, such as imprecisely worded research questions, vague specification of variables, poorly designed abstraction tools, inappropriate interpretation by abstractors, and poor or missing recording of data in the chart, may compromise data quality. Expand
Improving ambulatory prescribing safety with a handheld decision support system: a randomized controlled trial.
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Evaluating the effectiveness of a personal digital assistant (PDA)-based clinical decision support system (CDSS) on nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) prescribing safety in the outpatient setting found participants provided with a PDA-based CDSS made fewer unsafe treatment decisions than participants without the C DSS. Expand
Relationship of hospital teaching status with quality of care and mortality for Medicare patients with acute MI.
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In this study of elderly patients with AMI, admission to a teaching hospital was associated with better quality of care based on 3 of 4 quality indicators and lower mortality. Expand
Long-term risk of mortality and end-stage renal disease among the elderly after small increases in serum creatinine level during hospitalization for acute myocardial infarction.
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In a nationally representative sample of elderly patients discharged after hospitalization for acute myocardial infarction, small changes in serum creatinine level during hospitalization were associated with an independent higher risk of ESRD and death. Expand
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