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Recovery from impaired dark adaptation in nightblind pregnant Nepali women who receive small daily doses of vitamin A as amaranth leaves, carrots, goat liver, vitamin A-fortified rice, or retinyl
Improvement in dark adaptation did not differ significantly between women who received vitamin A as liver, amaranth leaves, carrots, or retinyl palmitate, and in a comparison group of nonnightblind pregnant women. Expand
Supplementation with iron and riboflavin enhances dark adaptation response to vitamin A-fortified rice in iron-deficient, pregnant, nightblind Nepali women.
Iron deficiency may limit the efficacy of vitamin A to normalize dark adaptation in pregnant Nepali women, and further studies are needed to assess the effect of simultaneous delivery of iron and vitamin A for the treatment of nightblindness. Expand
Erythrocyte riboflavin for the detection of riboflavin deficiency in pregnant Nepali women.
The sum of erythrocyte flavin mononucleotide and FAD is correlated with the EGRAC and might be a useful indicator of riboflavin status in population studies. Expand
Five-year Impact of a Commercial Accountable Care Organization on Health Care Spending, Utilization, and Quality of Care
The commercial ACO improved outpatient process quality measures modestly and slowed outpatient spending growth by the fourth year of operation, but had a negligible impact on inpatient hospital cost, use, and quality measures. Expand
Impact of a commercial accountable care organization on prescription drugs.
Participation in the commercial ACO was associated with negligible differential changes in prescription drug spending, utilization, and related quality of care measures, and capped financial risk-sharing and increased generics substitution for brand names are not enough to produce tangible performance improvement in ACOs. Expand
Findings From a Commercial ACO Patient Experience Survey
The ACO patient experience was not substantially better and Strategies incorporating satisfaction and experience, whether linked to contracts or not, should be encouraged given ACOs goal to optimize patient care. Expand