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Making the most of mentors: a guide for mentees.
Effective mentorship is likely one of the most important determinants of success in academic medicine and research. Many papers focus on mentoring from the mentor's perspective, but few give guidanceExpand
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Trends and Geographic Variation of Opiate Medication Use in State Medicaid Fee-For-Service Programs, 1996 to 2002
Background:Although studies have documented hospital and surgical service geographic variability, prescription use geographic variability is largely unknown. Opiate pain medications are widely used,Expand
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A framework for describing health care delivery organizations and systems.
Describing, evaluating, and conducting research on the questions raised by comparative effectiveness research and characterizing care delivery organizations of all kinds, from independent individualExpand
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Access to palliative care and hospice in nursing homes.
Nursing homes are the site of death for many elderly patients with incurable chronic illness, yet dying nursing home residents have limited access to palliative care and hospice. The probability thatExpand
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Risk Factors of Prescription Opioid Overdose Among Colorado Medicaid Beneficiaries.
UNLABELLED This study aims to determine risk factors of opioid overdose among the Colorado Medicaid population. A retrospective nested case-control study was undertaken. Medicaid beneficiaries whoExpand
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Medicaid admissions and readmissions: understanding the prevalence, payment, and most common diagnoses.
Reducing hospital readmissions is a way to improve care and reduce avoidable costs. However, there have been few studies of readmissions in the Medicaid population. We sought to characterize acuteExpand
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recent study of 206 men showed that lower endogenous TT levels were associated with higher carotid artery stiffness. Endogenous estrogens may play a protective role in the male vascular system,Expand
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Medicaid Prior Authorization and Controlled-Release Oxycodone
Background: Since its introduction in 1996, controlled-release (CR) oxycodone use has increased steadily despite its high cost. To control use and expenditures, many Medicaid programs haveExpand
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Teaching Systems-Based Practice to Residents by Using Independent Study Projects
The changing health care marketplace requires new graduates to be familiar with complex health systems. Since 1999 the Oregon Health & Science University internal medicine residency program hasExpand
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Comparative mortality among Department of Veterans Affairs patients prescribed methadone or long-acting morphine for chronic pain
&NA; Data on comparative safety of opioid analgesics are limited, but some reports suggest disproportionate mortality risk associated with methadone. Our objective was to compare mortality ratesExpand
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