Joseph S. Kaufman

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Described an examination of data collected 2 years following the onset of a media-based, worksite smoking cessation intervention. Thirty-eight companies in Chicago were randomly assigned to one of two experimental conditions. In the initial 3-week phase, all participants in both conditions received self-help manuals and were instructed to watch a 20-day(More)
Much research has been done in developing and implementing smoking prevention programs; however, few studies have focused on urban Black populations. In November of 1989, a comprehensive prevention program was implemented to decrease the incidence of new smokers within the adolescent population in a Black community. The program combined a school-based(More)
Computerized information systems have become an indispensable source of quality improvement data in the healthcare field. The degree to which we are successful in using these systems is limited only by our ability to ask the right questions. In this study, computerized patient records were used to evaluate the uniformity in the prescribing patterns for oral(More)
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