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The debate over the status of the physician workforce seems to be concluded. It now is clear that a shortage of physicians exists and is likely to worsen. In retrospect it seems obvious that a static annual production of physicians, coupled with a population growth of 25 million persons each decade, would result in a progressively lower physician to(More)
OBJECTIVE To provide an assessment of how well the Medicaid program is working at improving access to and use of health care for low-income mothers. DATA SOURCE/STUDY SETTING The 1997 and 1999 National Survey of America's Families, with state and county information drawn from the Area Resource File and other sources. STUDY DESIGN Estimate the effects of(More)
— New applications for Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology include embedding transponders in everyday things used by individuals, such as books, payment cards, and personal identification. While RFID technology has existed for decades, these new applications carry with them substantial new privacy and security risks for individuals. These risks(More)
This article describes the experiences of a Canadian multidisciplinary critical care team striving to reduce the incidence of ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP). Several interventions, including a VAP bundle, were used and applied across a health region. Our regional VAP rate has seen a steady decline over the past 12 months and has been largely under(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess whether physicians' reported electronic health record (EHR) use provides clinical benefits and whether benefits depend on using an EHR meeting Meaningful Use criteria or length of EHR experience. DATA SOURCE The 2011 Physician Workflow study, representative of U.S. office-based physicians. STUDY DESIGN Cross-sectional data were used(More)
The United States is making substantial investments to accelerate the adoption and use of interoperable electronic health record (EHR) systems. Using data from the 2009-13 Electronic Health Records Survey, we found that EHR adoption continues to grow: In 2013, 78 percent of office-based physicians had adopted some type of EHR, and 48 percent had the(More)
Expanding the use of interoperable electronic health record (EHR) systems to improve health care delivery is a national policy priority. We used the 2010-12 National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey--Electronic Health Records Survey to examine which physicians in what types of practices are implementing the systems, and how they are using them. We found that(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine variation in the practice patterns of individual general surgeons and how they differ between rural and urban areas of North Carolina. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA Traditional physician supply analyses often rely on "head counts" and do not take into account how physicians' practice patterns differ. Practice characteristics including(More)
This nationally representative telephone (wire-line and cell phone) survey explores Americans' opinions about behavioral targeting by marketers, a controversial issue currently before government policymakers. Behavioral targeting involves two types of activities: following users' actions and then tailoring advertisements for the users based on those(More)
Waffles, 17, NC 1 : Every teenager wants privacy. Every single last one of them, whether they tell you or not, wants privacy. Just because an adult thinks they know the person doesn't mean they know the person. And just because teenagers use internet sites to connect to other people doesn't mean they don't care about their privacy. We don't tell everybody(More)