Jenny Robinson

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OBJECTIVES The authors examined the relationships between different types of nursing home staffing and nursing home deficiencies to test the hypothesis that fewer staff hours would be associated with higher numbers of deficiencies. METHODS Data were from the On-Line Survey, Certification, and Reporting System for all certified nursing homes in the United(More)
We acknowledge with thanks financial support for this meeting from the National Science Foundation and the U.S. Geological Survey. Ashton Shortridge developed a background bibliography for the meeting and helped in numerous other ways to make the meeting a success. Finally, we thank the staff of NCGIA, particularly LaNell Lucius and Sandi Glendinning, for(More)
BACKGROUND Pediatric visits during summer months may be especially opportune times for sun protection counseling for children and their parents. Few data exist on the extent of such counseling. OBJECTIVE To begin to assess this, we surveyed practicing Massachusetts pediatricians to examine current attitudes and practices of sun protection counseling. (More)
The aim of this research was to explore consumer perceptions of personalised nutrition and to compare these across three different levels of "medicalization": lifestyle assessment (no blood sampling); phenotypic assessment (blood sampling); genomic assessment (blood and buccal sampling). The protocol was developed from two pilot focus groups conducted in(More)
In an attempt to raise the visibility and profile of the school nursing service in the London boroughs of Hounslow and Richmond, school nurses sought to hear from the voices of the young people with whom they work. Ten focus groups in secondary educational provisions were held in a bid to look at young people's accessibility to technological devices, where(More)
33 The aim of this research was to explore consumer perceptions of personalised nutrition 34 and to compare these across three different levels of “medicalization”: lifestyle 35 assessment (no blood sampling); phenotypic assessment (blood sampling); genomic 36 assessment (blood and bucal sampling). The protocol was developed from 2 pilot focus 37 groups(More)
Historically, Medicare has paid PACE providers a monthly capitated rate equal to 95 percent of the site's county AAPCC multiplied by a PACE-specific frailty adjuster of 2.39. The Balanced Budget Act of 1997 makes PACE a permanent provider category and mandates that future Medicare payments be based upon the rate structure of the Medicare+Choice payment(More)
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