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A method for assessing drug therapy appropriateness.
This study evaluated the reliability of a new medication appropriateness index. Using the index, independent assessments were made of chronic medications taken by 10 ambulatory, elderly male patientsExpand
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A controlled trial of inpatient and outpatient geriatric evaluation and management.
BACKGROUND Over the past 20 years, both inpatient units and outpatient clinics have developed programs for geriatric evaluation and management. However, the effects of these interventions on survivalExpand
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A randomized, controlled trial of a clinical pharmacist intervention to improve inappropriate prescribing in elderly outpatients with polypharmacy.
PURPOSE To evaluate the effect of sustained clinical pharmacist interventions involving elderly outpatients with polypharmacy and their primary physicians. PATIENTS AND METHODS Randomized,Expand
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Measurement of Motor Recovery After Stroke: Outcome Assessment and Sample Size Requirements
Background and Purpose The purpose of this study was to analyze recovery of motor function in a cohort of patients presenting with an acute occlusion in the carotid distribution. Analysis of recoveryExpand
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Effects of geriatric evaluation and management on adverse drug reactions and suboptimal prescribing in the frail elderly.
PURPOSE To determine if inpatient or outpatient geriatric evaluation and management, as compared with usual care, reduces adverse drug reactions and suboptimal prescribing in frail elderly patients.Expand
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Cognitive behavioral therapy and aerobic exercise for Gulf War veterans' illnesses: a randomized controlled trial.
CONTEXT Gulf War veterans' illnesses (GWVI), multisymptom illnesses characterized by persistent pain, fatigue, and cognitive symptoms, have been reported by many Gulf War veterans. There areExpand
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Impact of Social Support on Outcome in First Stroke
Background and Purpose The purpose of this study is to examine the impact of social support on outcome after first stroke in a prospective cohort study. Although modest evidence exists for theExpand
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Predicting non-elective hospital readmissions: a multi-site study. Department of Veterans Affairs Cooperative Study Group on Primary Care and Readmissions.
OBJECTIVE To determine clinical and patient-centered factors predicting non-elective hospital readmissions. DESIGN Secondary analysis from a randomized clinical trial. CLINICAL SETTING Nine VAExpand
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An Overview of Variance Inflation Factors for Sample-Size Calculation
For power and sample-size calculations, most practicing researchers rely on power and sample-size software programs to design their studies. There are many factors that affect the statistical powerExpand
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Department of Veterans Affairs.
For necessary expenses for furnishing, as authorized by law, inpatient and outpatient care and treatment to beneficiaries of the Department of Veterans Affairs and veterans described in sectionExpand
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