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Exposure to low-dose ionizing radiation from medical imaging procedures.
BACKGROUND The growing use of imaging procedures in the United States has raised concerns about exposure to low-dose ionizing radiation in the general population. METHODS We identified 952,420Expand
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Diagnoses and timing of 30-day readmissions after hospitalization for heart failure, acute myocardial infarction, or pneumonia.
IMPORTANCE To better guide strategies intended to reduce high rates of 30-day readmission after hospitalization for heart failure (HF), acute myocardial infarction (MI), or pneumonia, furtherExpand
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An Administrative Claims Measure Suitable for Profiling Hospital Performance on the Basis of 30-Day All-Cause Readmission Rates Among Patients With Heart Failure
Background—Readmission soon after hospital discharge is an expensive and often preventable event for patients with heart failure. We present a model approved by the National Quality Forum for theExpand
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Trends in length of stay and short-term outcomes among Medicare patients hospitalized for heart failure, 1993-2006.
CONTEXT Whether decreases in the length of stay during the past decade for patients with heart failure (HF) may be associated with changes in outcomes is unknown. OBJECTIVE To describe the temporalExpand
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Recent National Trends in Readmission Rates After Heart Failure Hospitalization
Background—In July 2009, Medicare began publicly reporting hospitals' risk-standardized 30-day all-cause readmission rates (RSRRs) among fee-for-service beneficiaries discharged after hospitalizationExpand
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Statistical models and patient predictors of readmission for heart failure: a systematic review.
BACKGROUND Readmission after heart failure (HF) hospitalization is an increasing focus for physicians and policy makers, but statistical models are needed to assess patient risk and to compareExpand
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Publication of NIH funded trials registered in ClinicalTrials.gov: cross sectional analysis
Objective To review patterns of publication of clinical trials funded by US National Institutes of Health (NIH) in peer reviewed biomedical journals indexed by Medline. Design Cross sectionalExpand
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Use of hospital-based acute care among patients recently discharged from the hospital.
IMPORTANCE Current efforts to improve health care focus on hospital readmission rates as a marker of quality and on the effectiveness of transitions in care during the period after acute care isExpand
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Recent trends in chronic disease, impairment and disability among older adults in the United States
BackgroundTo examine concurrent prevalence trends of chronic disease, impairment and disability among older adults.MethodsWe analyzed the 1998, 2004 and 2008 waves of the Health and Retirement Study,Expand
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Whole genome comparison of a large collection of mycobacteriophages reveals a continuum of phage genetic diversity
The bacteriophage population is large, dynamic, ancient, and genetically diverse. Limited genomic information shows that phage genomes are mosaic, and the genetic architecture of phage populationsExpand
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