Jason R Garay

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This study examines a cohort of persons quarantined during the 2003 SARS outbreak in Canada and describes their understanding of, difficulties and compliance with, and the psychological impact of the quarantine experience. A mailed questionnaire was administered to 1912 eligible adults and included the Impact of Events Scale - Revised (IES-R) to assess(More)
BACKGROUND Primary care physicians have a unique opportunity to deliver preventive services, but a desired level of involvement is not always attained. METHODS We analyzed self-reported preventive activity in a stratified random sample of 635 primary care physicians to determine how often they deliver effective interventions for the prevention of(More)
OBJECTIVE Compare the QuantiFERON-TB Gold In-Tube (QFT) assay and the tuberculin skin test (TST) in bladder cancer patients receiving high dose BCG therapy (BCG patients). DESIGN AND METHODS BCG patients and healthy visitors, both exposed to tuberculosis, were screened with a TST and QFT. RESULTS QFT-TST correlation was excellent in visitors, but poor(More)
Cancer Care Ontario (CCO) has implemented multiple information technology solutions and collected health-system data to support its programs. There is now an opportunity to leverage these data and perform advanced end-to-end analytics that inform decisions around improving health-system performance. In 2014, CCO engaged in an extensive assessment of its(More)
BACKGROUND Although an increasing number of studies are documenting uses of syndromic surveillance by front line public health, few detail the value added from linking syndromic data to public health decision-making. This study seeks to understand how syndromic data informed specific public health actions during the 2009 H1N1 pandemic. METHODS(More)
SETTING The DOTS strategy was introduced in El Salvador in 1997 and had become fully implemented countrywide by 2001. Previously, many deficiencies were identified in the management of patients with tuberculosis (TB). OBJECTIVE To ascertain the prevalence of Mycobacterium tuberculosis resistant to first-line drugs. DESIGN A national prospective survey(More)
BACKGROUND Private and non-private specialist practitioners are often considered an obstacle to the performance of the National Tuberculosis Control Programme (NTP). OBJECTIVE To evaluate the impact of an intensive refresher course directed at specialist physicians in El Salvador, a questionnaire was sent to all course participants on their basic(More)
OBJECTIVE Analyze the extent to which criteria and practice of the Sanitary Personnel approximate the recommendations of the Consensus on the Control of Hypercholesterolemia in Spain, find out how extensive their dietary knowledge in and how skillful they are to interview and counsel a patient with hyperlipidemia. DESIGN Transversal study with simple(More)