Jean-Pierre Salmon

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BACKGROUND The psychometric properties of the 12-Item Short-Form Health Survey (SF-12), a subset of the Medical Outcomes Study 36-Item Short-Form Health Survey (SF-36), have been tested in the general population and certain disease states. OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to evaluate the psychometric properties of the SF-12 as a generic measure of(More)
This multi-site, cross-sectional, observational study sought to identify attitudinal and social normative factors associated with the prescribing of oral antibiotics to ambulatory patients in a managed care setting. Participants were 25 physicians specializing in internal medicine, family practice or pediatrics from five ambulatory care clinics within a(More)
OBJECTIVES To investigate the impact of urinary incontinence (UI) on health-related quality of life (QOL), as measured by the Medical Outcomes Study Short Form-36 (SF-36) and to compare UI and non-UI elderly Medicare beneficiaries enrolled in managed care plans on the prevalence of depression and self-rated health. METHODS After excluding beneficiaries(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine medication adherence and persistence among COPD patients during their last year of life. DATA SOURCE National VA databases were used to identify patients who had COPD and died between 1999 and 2003. STUDY DESIGN We examined use of inhaled corticosteroids (ICS), long acting beta(2) agonists (LABA), methylxanthines (MTX), and(More)
This paper reviews the various organizations in the United States that perform accreditation and establish standards for healthcare delivery. These agencies include the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO), the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA), the American Medical Accreditation Program (AMAP), the American(More)
Two statistical methods were compared to identify key factors associated with long-stay nursing home (LSNH) admission among the U.S. elderly population. Social Work's interest in services to the elderly makes this research critical to the profession. Effectively transitioning the "baby boomer" population into appropriate long-term care will be a great(More)
Current conditions surrounding the house of medicine-including corporate and government cost-containment strategies, increasing market-penetration schemes in health care, along with clinical scrutiny and the administrative control imposed under privatization by managed care firms, insurance companies, and governments-have spurred an upsurge in physician(More)
OBJECTIVE To explain rural-urban differences in mammography screening by supply of health care services. METHODS Logistic regression models were used to assess whether variation in the supply of health care services related to mammography screening explained rural-urban differences in mammography screening rates. RESULTS Women living in small (thinly(More)
Large corporate health care firms are seeking to reorganize the production of health services under growing cost-containment pressures from government and business payors. Medical management information systems (MMIS) applications are producing an increasing number of financially motivated utilization management interventions designed to constrain wide(More)
Throughout this century, profit has been an underlying motor force for health sector developments. However, as the concentration and centralization of health care delivery has proceeded in the United States, the pursuit of profit has become central. Even before the Reagan policy redirections raised "marketplace efficiency" as the supreme determinant of how(More)