Katherine C Steiner

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OBJECTIVES To assess the feasibility and acceptability of home screening for repeat chlamydial infection using urine test kits sent through the mail. METHODS A letter offering home rescreening was mailed to 399 adults who previously tested positive for chlamydia. Kits were then mailed to anyone who did not actively decline. The home testing kits contained(More)
This study compared the effectiveness, in improving patient compliance with a 10-14 day course of antibiotic therapy, of the following two strategies: (1) a follow-up telephone call and (2) written instructions and oral consultation by a pharmacist. The 82 study patients were randomly assigned to four groups: 1--control; 2--call-back; 3--written and oral(More)
In 1998, treatment completion was low among chlamydia and gonorrhea cases reported to the San Francisco Department of Public Health and assigned for treatment follow-up. To improve treatment completion among growing numbers of chlamydia and gonorrhea cases, the department implemented field-delivered therapy (FDT), a single-dose, directly observed therapy(More)
The attitudes of physicians in a university teaching hospital toward pharmacist counseling of patients regarding adverse reactions to prescribed medications were studied. A questionnaire mailed to 120 physicians in each of the three groups affiliated with the Medical College of Virginia Hospitals (teaching faculty, house staff, and community practitioners(More)
Mailed questionnaires were used to examine the success of PKU (phenylketonuria) screening programs that were operated by departments of health and to examine differences between these programs. Of 55 departments, 44 were returned and 42 departments reported they had a PKU detection program. Thirty-eight respondents considered the PKU detection program to be(More)
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