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The authors describe a new model for classifying hospitalized patients with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) according to their severity of illness. In the first phase of the project, a clinical model indicating the relative severity of AIDS complications was formulated, based on the clinical literature and expert opinion. In the second phase, the(More)
Christine Clayton *, Mark Adams , Renata Almeida , Théo Baltz , Mike Barrett , Patrick Bastien , Sabina Belli , Stephen Beverley , Nicolas Biteau , Jenefer Blackwell , Christine Blaineau , Michael Boshart , Frederic Bringaud , George Cross , Angela Cruz , Wim Degrave , John Donelson , Najib El-Sayed , Gioliang Fu , Klaus Ersfeld , Wendy Gibson , Keith Gull(More)
Recent studies have found an inverse relationship between hospital-specific mortality rates for selected conditions and the number of patients hospitalized with these conditions. These studies have not examined whether this inverse relationship is a result primarily of the nature and volume of services provided to patients by individual physicians or(More)
This study examines the effects of selected characteristics of hospitals and physicians on the mortality rates of heart patients who survive their first day in the hospital. Separate multivariate regression analyses are conducted for three groups: (1) patients who undergo a direct heart revascularization or coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) operation; (2)(More)
The contemporary academic medical center is a complex organization providing medical and other professional health education, biomedical and behavioral research, and a comprehensive range of patient care services. This paper presents data from the Association of American Medical Colleges' 1989 survey of 125 member faculty practice plans. The survey data(More)