Joseph K Asbury

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The purpose of this study was to develop an instrument to assess satisfaction with treatment of chronic pain, evaluate the reliability and validity of this instrument, and then examine predictors and consequences of satisfaction. The Pain Service Satisfaction Test (PSST) is the result of this effort. Fifty adult patients receiving services for chronic pain(More)
BACKGROUND Procedure services may improve the training of bedside procedures. However, little is known about how procedure services may affect the demand for and success of procedures performed on general medicine inpatients. OBJECTIVE Determine whether a procedure service affects the number and success of 4 bedside procedures (paracentesis,(More)
BACKGROUND The duration of training needed for hospitalists to accurately perform hand-carried ultrasound echocardiography (HCUE) is uncertain. OBJECTIVE To determine the diagnostic accuracy of HCUE performed by hospitalists after a 27-hour training program. DESIGN Prospective cohort study. SETTING Large public teaching hospital. PATIENTS A total of(More)
Internal medicine residency programs, the major pipeline for incoming hospitalists, often provide little hands-on experience in bedside procedures. Some residents may only insert 1 central venous catheter every 4 months on the general medicine wards, and others may gain little more experience during intensive care unit rotations. As seen in the survey(More)
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